So I have been waiting all week to post my brackets analysis, but I obviously had to wait for that pivotal play-in game to end before I do my full analysis. Now that we have that out of the way, here we go.
This is an interesting bracket which has the youngest team in the tournament in Kentucky, which has also been a top 2 team all year (along with Kansas), and the hottest team in the tournament, fresh off a Big East tournament championship – West Virginia.
Upsets: Two double digit seeds will move on from the first round here – the annual 12-5 match-up upset begins with Cornell over Temple along with 11-6 match-up which will have Washington move past Marquette. You have to go with the hot teams and both of these teams are peaking at the right time.
Sweet 16: Kentucky playing Wisconsin is a match up that could go either way. Wisconsin should give Kentucky lots of problems with their slow style of play and may force a young Kentucky team into playing a game they are not used to. The safe bet here is Kentucky, but don’t be surprised if this well coached Wisconsin team upsets Kentucky. As for the New Mexico – West Virginia match up, this will be two of the hottest teams playing each other and New Mexico’s inexperience will be a factor here and WVU will win this game moving on to the elite 8.
Elite 8: Kentucky will be coming off a tiring game against Wisconsin, while West Virginia is continuing its hot streak. Look for WVU to shock Kentucky and win this game big.
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