WalterFootball.com - Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

2011 NCAA Tournament Picks: Southwest



2011 NCAA Tournament Picks:
Sweet 16 Redo | East | West | Southwest | Southeast | Final Four | Winning Tips | 2011 NCAA Tournament Home
2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdowns:
West | East | Southwest | Southeast | Final Four | Schedule
2011 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Breakdowns:
West | Southeast |
2011 NCAA Tournament Preview:
ACC | Atlantic 10 | Big 12 | Big East | Big Ten | Mid-Majors | Mountain West | Pac 10 | SEC



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



2011 NCAA Tournament Picks:
Sweet 16 Redo | East | West | Southwest | Southeast | Final Four | Winning Tips | 2011 NCAA Tournament Home
2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdowns:
West | East | Southwest | Southeast | Final Four | Schedule
2011 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Breakdowns:
West | Southeast |
2011 NCAA Tournament Preview:
ACC | Atlantic 10 | Big 12 | Big East | Big Ten | Mid-Majors | Mountain West | Pac 10 | SEC




Leave a comment

Name
Comment
Verification:
click on image to refresh it
 
JF220 03-18-2011 11:36 am xxx.xxx.xxx9.54 (total posts: 1)
26     26

UW teams defense is 6th according to USA today.
J320 03-17-2011 07:06 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.253 (total posts: 1)
25     24

Championship: San Diego St. over Brigham Young University
hurricane maryjane 03-17-2011 06:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx0.76 (total posts: 1)
27     39

haha, i would love to know how many of you actually know how talented and deep kansas's team is
not many teams are going to beat the morris twins
deal with it?
Pcat 03-16-2011 06:08 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.114 (total posts: 1)
28     39

@DKM

if you wanna win your bracket, make it a little unique,

my ff is texas, oh st, pitt, kansas...

pitt/tex final...

pitt win

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B1i4OZhrUOJxZWNhZTQyNDYtMDJhNi00MmQ1LWJkY2MtNzkxOTE1MjJkNThh&sort=name&layout=list&num=50

here is my bracket

common people post your brackets!!!
DeathSpeculum 03-16-2011 10:47 am xxx.xxx.xxx1.22 (total posts: 1)
24     30

i had Purdue beating Kansas to make it to the final four. Does the recent suspension of Barlow make that an impossibility?
DKM 03-15-2011 09:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx1.97 (total posts: 1)
36     32

Right now I have Texas and SD St. meeting in the Elite 8, but who does everyone think is a better bet to make it to the Final 4? I think Texas is a better team but San Diego St.'s more likely to get to that game. Thoughts?
JT 03-15-2011 12:07 am xxx.xxx.xxx.207 (total posts: 2)
26     26

and i bet St. John's beats gonzaga. DJ kennedy isn't the key to st. john's, Hardy is...Zags suck.
JT 03-15-2011 12:05 am xxx.xxx.xxx.207 (total posts: 2)
26     25

@Dustin - not an idiot just difficult to bet against Kemba Walker and I honestly believe Duke is better than how they've been playing (which is pretty great already) with kyrie.

@Brad- tendency is always to choose 3 #1s and a 2...but it never happens. You usually want your final four to add up to 8-11...last year was 13 total...
It is the SAFEST way to pick your bracket...but usually safe doesn't put you in the money.

@Justin...agree they won't do anything past elite eight

@Bobobobobobobobo- Uconn will lose to Duke.
Bobobobo 03-14-2011 09:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx36.3 (total posts: 1)
25     26

UConn. Where is UConn. I can see them getting to the final four fairly easily, and right now I am hesitantly predicting them to win it all.
Justin 03-14-2011 08:18 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.118 (total posts: 1)
22     23

ku making it to the final four is a joke. team is highly overrated. who exactly did they play this season? bunch of nobodies, the pac 10 and the big 12. why would anyone fear them?
Brad 03-14-2011 07:31 pm xxx.xxx.xxx7.75 (total posts: 1)
23     22

Is the tournament that top-heavy, or are you playing it REALLY safe with 3 #1s and a #2 in your final 4?
Dustin 03-14-2011 07:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.242 (total posts: 1)
22     21

Am I an idiot for thinking that SDSU could beat UCONN and DUKE?
JT 03-14-2011 06:54 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.170 (total posts: 1)
22     22

How come no one is paying attention to the fact that Kyrie Irving is going to come back and put Duke back in the championship for the win? Remember when Duke dominated at the beginning of the year....then Kyrie got injured and they lost a couple games? ya imagine him back...and smarter from studying the playbook. Duke wins as a repeat champion...they just gotta get past Texas and most likely Ohio State...they will own UNC or Syracuse if they meet there...
Ryan 03-14-2011 04:26 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 1)
21     22

My big upset is Bucknell over UConn
Isaih Thomas 03-14-2011 04:17 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.242 (total posts: 1)
21     17

How many of you UNC apologists here have actually seen UW play?


NFL Free Agents - April 17


2015 NFL Mock Draft - April 17


2014 NFL Mock Draft - April 16


Fantasy Football Rankings - March 28


2014 NBA Mock Draft - March 26


NFL Picks - Feb. 2




© 1999-2013 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

















WalterFootball.com Now on Twitter:

WalterFootball.com Twitter

Subscribe to the WalterFootball.com RSS Feed:

Walterfootball.com RSS Feed






















































Support Walt's Other Site:

Sales Tips and Sales Advice - Tons of sales tips, sales techniques and sales advice, including a Sales Mock Draft: The 32 Worst Things You Can Do in Sales.