UCLA was penciled into the Final Four the second it became official that the Bruins weren't opening against Washington State at Pullman.
This bracket is dripping with renewals of old acquaintances.
Florida's four-senior lineup, led by forward
New Mexico as a No. 7 is this year's biggest bracket injustice, and the
Three years ago,
The prelude in San Diego features a potential thriller against Gonzaga, which we hope matches the 2003 second-round game the schools played in Salt Lake City. Arizona won that one in double overtime. We're sticking to our 12-over-5 guns here in predicting a North Dakota State upset of Oklahoma. In 2009, the Bison gave Kansas an opening-game scare.
The star then, Ben Woodside, scored 37 that day. The star now, Taylor Braun, was the
The upper bracket is seasoned with the obligatory No. 12 triumph, Harvard over
Michigan State prevails by virtue of the
Villanova, which blew a No. 1 seeding by losing late to
So what's the big deal? All we ask of top-seeded
And the other coach is Arizona's Sean Miller. The four legends in Wichita State's path —
An untimely geyser-blow of turnovers cost Wichita State a legitimate chance of winning the national title. In case you haven't noticed, Your Honor, this is the tournament in which we are refusing to take the fifth. To ensure upset bracket balance we have projected No. 12
The No. 12 is a respectable 41-71 all-time against No. 5. Last year, Oregon, California and
Wichita State vs. Michigan State in the final.
There have been seven