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2011 NCAA Tournament Picks: Southwest



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2011 NCAA Tournament: Southwest Bracket Picks


2011 NCAA Tournament: Southwest Bracket First Round



No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Boston University
"Rock Chalk Jay Hawk K-U" chants will begin with 12 minutes to go in the second half.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 1 Kansas


No. 8 UNLV vs. No. 9 Illinois
Illinois is one of the worst teams to receive an at-large bid. They suck on the road (4-7), they've dropped six of 10 going into the NCAA Tournament, and Bruce Weber isn't to be trusted in March.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 8 UNLV


No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Richmond
Richmond is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the country (40.7%). I like their chances against a Vanderbilt squad that seems to get upset in the first round every year. Vanderbilt's defense (73rd) is going to have issues containing the Spiders' offense.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 12 Richmond


No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Morehead State
Morehead State has NCAA Tournament experience, and Kenneth Faried is one of the top players in the country. However, the rest of Faried's team isn't very good; the defense is 90th and the offense is 110th. Plus, I can't really see Rick Pitino suffering an upset to a 13-seed in the first round.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 4 Louisville


No. 6 Georgetown vs. No. 11 Virginia-Commonwealth
Like UAB, I expect Virginia-Commonwealth to make all the analysts eat their words by winning the first-four and first-round games.

I don't trust Georgetown. John Thompson III is a very pedestrian coach; despite all the great teams he's been in charge of, he's only 7-6 in the NCAA Tournament.

The Hoyas are 1-5 in their final six games heading into the NCAA Tournament. Sure, they were missing point guard Chris Wright, but there's no guarantee he'll be anywhere close to 100 percent for the Big Dance. Remember the Syracuse situation last year?

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 11 Virginia-Commonwealth


No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Saint Peter's
I'll never understand what Saint Peter's was thinking by making their mascot a peacock. It's a freaking peacock. No one is scared of a peacock. What a disgrace.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 3 Purdue


No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Florida State
Florida State can't score. The Seminoles are ranked 154th offensively, and they have just one player who averages double digits. Head coach Leonard Hamilton has never made it out of the first round with Florida State.

As for A&M, Mark Turgeon is an excellent NCAA Tournament head coach. Despite never leading a team into the Big Dance with a record better than 26-9, he's never lost in the first round. He even took Wichita State to the Sweet 16 in 2006.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 7 Texas A&M


No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 15 Akron
Akron's defense is 103rd and their offense is 157th. I wouldn't like their chances if they were given a 15-0 lead to start this game.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 2 Notre Dame





2011 NCAA Tournament: Southwest Bracket Second Round



No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 UNLV
As I wrote in the Duke-Michigan matchup, it's very rare that a No. 1 seed loses in Round 2. I like UNLV, but Kansas is probably going to the Sweet 16 this time.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 1 Kansas


No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 12 Richmond
Richmond took advantage of a mediocre Vanderbilt team in Round 1, but I doubt they get past Louisville. Besides, the odds are much greater than the Cardinals will reach the second round.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 4 Louisville


No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 11 Virginia-Commonwealth
Like Richmond, Virginia-Commonwealth beat a weak first-round opponent. But the Rams have an awful, 143rd-ranked defense, so they're not going to get very far this March.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 3 Purdue


No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Texas A&M
I'm not a fan of Notre Dame for two reasons. First, their defense isn't very good (63rd). And second, head coach Mike Brey has a poor NCAA Tournament track record. With that said though, it'll be a surprise if the Fighting Irish don't make it to the Sweet 16.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 2 Notre Dame





2011 NCAA Tournament: Southwest Bracket Sweet 16



No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Louisville
I've made it known that I'm a fan of Rick Pitino, but I don't think Louisville will make it past the Sweet 16. They had a 4-6 road record this year. No team seeded 1-4 with a losing road record has even made it past the second round since 2007. Teams seeded 5-9, by the way, are just 10-16.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 1 Kansas


No. 2 Notre Dame vs. No. 3 Purdue
I pointed out Notre Dame's flaws in my Round 2 write-up. While it wouldn't surprise me to see the Fighting Irish shoot their way into the Elite Eight, I believe that their defense will be their undoing before then.

Unlike Mike Brey, Matt Painter is a great NCAA Tournament coach who always gets his team further than expected. Purdue is eighth defensively and 18th offensively, so I like them over Notre Dame.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 3 Purdue





2011 NCAA Tournament: Southwest Bracket Elite Eight



No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 3 Purdue
Purdue could win this game, but there is some history going against them. Teams that lose their opening conference-tournament game seldom go to the Final Four and never go to the NCAA Championship.

Kansas is one of the 2011 NCAA Tournament teams that fit the profile of a champion.

2011 NCAA Tournament Pick: No. 1 Kansas



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Ha! So much for this bracket. Not even one correct final four pick.
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Walter thank you man! I know nothing about college basketball and copied your bracket exactly (Except i switched temple and PSU) and as long as Ohio st holds on I'm gonna win my bracket and a lot of money! thanks a million!
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Duke will not make the final four. There defense is really over rated, and they should have lost to Michigan. SD State will run them off the floor.
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@Disappointed - Why do you say that? Bracket still looks very good.
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