The NCAA Tournament is upon us. It's time to fill out your brackets. Which team will get hot and win six in a row? It could be anybody, right? You hear someone say it every year, "all it takes is for a team to get hot for the next six games and they could win it all." Butler was a good example of this.
But is this true? Recent history suggests that teams who "get hot for the next six games" were already hot before that.
Duke won last year's NCAA Tournament. They also won last year's ACC Tournament. And while North Carolina in 2009 did lose in the ACC Semifinals, they had won four in a row before that game.
Florida in 2006 and 2007 won the SEC Tournament before winning the NCAA Tournament.
So when filling out your brackets this year, stay away from teams who have been losing recently. Here are some of them.