Based on the matchups for Thursday and Friday, I do have a few upsets:
In the East, I have Stephen F. Austin shocking Utah in another 12/5 upset. Keep in mind, since 2000–teams seeding 12th have beaten the 5 seed 65 percent of the time.
In the South, I have Davidson upending Iowa. The Hawkeyes can be summarized with my usual Jekyll and Hyde reference–when they play good, they can play with any team in the country. But when they’re bad, they really do stink. Case in point, blowing an 8 point to Northwestern on the road and subsequently losing in overtime to the resurging Wildcats.
Form should pretty much hold everywhere else with the higher seeds advancing without too much difficulty (or speed bumps if you will for all of the auto racing fans thinking about the Indy 500).
But when the final dust settles at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis come Easter Monday April 6, Kentucky will be celebrating a 40-0 perfect season in a hard-fought title game win over their arch nemesis in Duke.
Here is the complete bracket. Even with LSU junior sharpshooter Keith Hornsby (yes, he is the son of 1980’s pop rock musician Bruce Hornsby), go ahead and say it with me: “That’s just the way it is.”: