My Picks For This Week's NCAA Games: CORRECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS

Allie PeckContributor IMarch 27, 2010

SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 25:  (L-R) John Wall #11 and DeAndre Liggins #34 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrate Kentucky's 62-45 win against the Cornell Big Red during the east regional semifinal of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 25, 2010 in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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5 BUTLER VS 1 SYRACUSE

My Pick: Syracuse, but a very very close game!

My Score: Syracuse by 2

Reasons: Even though I think Butler COULD pull off an upset, I think Syracuse's Rautins and Wes Johnson will be too much for Butler.

OUTCOME: BUTLER!!!

11 WASHINGTON VS 2 WEST VIRGINIA

My Pick: I would LOVE to have Washington win but if I am being realistic I am going to say West Virginia

My Score: West Virginia by 5

Reasons: Similar to the Butler-Syracuse game I think Washington is capable except West Virginia's Butler might be too much.

OUTCOME: WV

6 XAVIER VS 2 KANSAS STATE

My Pick: Xavier pulls off a close upset.

My Score: Xavier by 3

Reasons: I really just think Xavier is capable.

OUTCOME: KSTATE in 2 OTS

12 CORNELL VS 1 KENTUCKY

My Pick: LOTS OF TALK ABOUT THIS GAME! I think Cornell is going to pull it off. 

My Score: Cornell by 2 or 3

Reasons: I am definitely rooting for Cornell. However I also feel that Cornell is an amazing basketball team. They have AMAZING 3 point shooting with Ryan Whitman.

OUTCOME: Kentucky by 17. I was being optimistic. 

6 TENNESSEE VS 2 OHIO STATE

My Pick: Ohio State

My Score: Ohio State by 5

Reasons: Evan Turner and Lauderdale. Enough said?

OUTCOME: I am not very good at this obviously. Tenn by 3. 

10 ST. MARY'S VS 3 BAYLOR

My Pick: This is quite a matchup. I think Baylor could win but so could St. Mary's. I will say Baylor

My Score: Baylor by 4

Reasons: To be honest, I don't know.

OUTCOME: Not even close! 72-49 Baylor. WOW. 

1 DUKE VS 4 PURDUE

My Pick: Of course, I am a dukie so I will say DUKE!!!

My Score: Close at beginning but Duke pulls it out by 7 at the end.

Reasons: The Big Three. Even if Scheyer isnt on again Brian Zoubek, Nolan Smith, Lance Thomas, and Kyle Singler can lead Duke to the Elite Eight.

OUTCOME: Both teams struggled offensively in the first half but Duke blew up in the 2nd to win by 13. I WAS CORRECT!

9 NORTHERN IOWA VS 5 MICHIGAN STATE

My Pick: Northern Iowa

My Score: Northern Iowa by 5

Reasons: Ali Farokhmanesh is amazing. UNI beat Kansas as we all know and I think will beat Mich State

 OUTCOME: Michigan State by 7. Wow! I was very wrong. However, it wasn't really a seven point win. Mich State just emerged at the end.