March Madness predictions 2019: Virginia is going to win it all. South RegionCat:未分類

First Round

#1 Virginia vs. #16 Gardner-Webb: THIS IS NOT REMOTELY AN EXCITING? MOVE ON LET’S JUST NOT TALK ABOUT IT. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Select: Virginia #8 Ole Miss vs. #9 Oklahoma: [long pause] Umm, Ole Miss? Pick: Ole Miss #5 Wisconsin vs. #12 OregonI refuse to pick a Pac-12 group, and Oregon’s best win of the season was against Syracuse to a neutral court. Their defense is good, but the offense is not. That won’t be enough to get it done against Wisconsin. Pick: Wisconsin #4 Kansas State vs. #13 UC Irvine: This really is the awful combo of a sexy double-digit seed assembly a Power 5 college with injuries. The Anteaters beat upon the Big West Conference, winning both the regular season and conference tournament titles. K-State will not possess Barry Brown, meaning they’ll have to compensate for his scoring and game management somewhere. Oh, also UC Irvine includes a dude named Max Hazzard. MAX HAZZARD!!! Select: UC Irvine #6 Villanova vs. #11 Saint Mary’s: The Wildcats are nowhere near the team they were last year after they won the tournament, but they could still take threes fairly well and shouldn’t have any issues with St. Mary’s. It’ll be close, though. Pick: Villanova #3 Purdue vs. #14 Old Dominion: LET’S GET CRAZY. Old Dominion over Purdue after Carsen Edwards has a quiet afternoon, while BJ Stith and Ahmad Caver go OFF. Select: Old Dominion #7 Cincinnati vs. #10 Iowa: This is the yelling coach game as Fran McCaffrey and Mick Cronin are known for their. . .fiery personalities on the sidelines. Iowa has been leaking every type of fluid down the stretch and are limping to the tournament. Cincinnati takes it at a bodily, gritty game. Pick: Cincinnati #2 Tennessee vs. #15 Colgate: Colgate has as much of a chance here as a real tube of toothpaste. The Volunteers are big, physical, and Tennessee moves easily. Pick: Tennessee Second Round #1 Virginia vs. #9 Ole Miss: The Cavaliers are overly much on both defense and offense as they’re the only team in the nation from the top-5 in both on KenPom. Pick: Virginia #5 Wisconsin vs. #13 UC Irvine: Wisconsin’s exterior shooting goes cold and UC Irvine’s run from the postseason continues. Am I just picking this since literally nobody wants to see Virginia-Wisconsin from the Sweet 16? Maybe. Pick: UC Irvine #12 Old Dominion vs. #6 Villanova: Cinderella’s ball is cut brief. Nova shoots ODU out of the gym. Select: Villanova #7 Cincinnati vs. #1 Tennessee: CINCY VS TENNY IN COLUMBUS. Ok, fine, I won’t call them”Tenny” again. This one is really a brutal battle, but Tennessee squeaks one out late as a result of a big play from Jordan Bone. Pick: Tennessee Sweet Sixteen #1 Virginia vs. #13 UC Irvine: The Cavaliers have construction confidence as they cruise to the Elite Eight. De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome, and Kyle Guy are a lot to the Anteaters, moving them one win away from the promise land. Pick: Virginia #6 Villanova vs. #2 Tennessee: Another match which I desperately want to see. Finesse vs. braun. Villanova slows down things and gets hot from outside as Paschall has a big day at the paint. Select: Villanova Elite Eight #1 Virginia vs. #6 Villanova: Villanova is worn out after a tough match with Tennesee and can’t figure out the Bundle Line shield. It is going to be close through the first half, however the Hoos pull down the stretch. Select: Virginia Read more: