NCAA Bracket 2011: Predictions for Morehead State, Gonzaga and the NCAA Darlings

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NCAA Bracket 2011: Predictions for Morehead State, Gonzaga and the NCAA Darlings
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A word of warning:

If Louisville was your pick to topple the mighty Jayhawks, you’re probably not going to enjoy this article. And even less, you won't enjoy its proceedings.

That’s okay. I recognize that at no point in the story Cinderella did the protagonist cost the reader thousands of dollars, and thus she is easier to root for.

That’s okay.

This article actually advocates your neutrality.

This article means only to analyze a Day One of the tournament that included four game-winning shots and at least three legitimate upsets.

It means only to ask questions...

  • Is Morehead State in the opening chapters of something greater, or will Richmond be writing a story of their own?
  • To go past Round 3, both teams would have to beat Kansas: Can they?
  • Can Gonzaga beat BYU?
  • Who will be the next Cinderella to emerge?

...and then use a reasonable facsimile of coherent thought to come up with some answers.

It's supposed to be cathartic.

Stay with us all day or as long as you need.

We’ll do our best to take your mind off your troubles.

Do not make a subsequent bet.

(Check out the B/R NCAA Tournament page for more tourney info.)

(Download your B/R NCAA bracket here!)

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