03.20.17 | Content Carl
If you ever see betting or sports advice on this site you might want just ignore it or bet the opposite because my bracket sucks. Even my great first round was bittersweet when Dayton got shocked by the Shockers. This round though was even worse though.
Villanova -- Is a wildcard and should never be trusted the consistently come in every year as a one or two seed and then are bounced in the Round of 32, and Wisconsin proved Saturday that Badgers are tougher than Wildcats. I will say though that this game for me was the closest most exciting game of the tourney to date. The badgers survived the trial by fire, but they are sure to disappoint sometime in the next to rounds.
"Press" Virginia -- I watched this team for the first time all year during this round when the manhandled Notre Dame with a suffocating full court press. This team quickly has become my favorite with their fast and exciting style of play. Their matchup with Gonzaga is sure to be down to the wire barn burner as the Zags have much more time to prepare the ND had.
Duke -- The Blue Devils also continued their tradition of early exits this year falling in a late Sunday night game to the Gamecocks giving up 65 points in the second half. Meanwhile Gamecocks have continued to prove me wrong after beating Marquette in the first round and I don't know when they will stop. The loss also raises a bunch of questions about Coach K's future. He missed games this season with back injuries and at 70 he's getting up there. Its not just age and health Duke has nine McDonalds All-Americans Coach K can't even get them to the sweet sixteen.
With my bracket only having four elite eight teams left, two final four teams, and zero teams in the championships I have very little left to root for. Here are my new elite eight picks.
#8 Wisconsin vs #4 Florida -- Wisconsin (+105)
#3 Baylor vs #7 South Carolina -- South Carolina, Go Cocks! (+145)
#1 Gonzaga vs #4 West Virginia -- "Press" Virginia (+130)
#11 Xavier vs #2 Arizona -- Arizona (-350)
#1 Kansas vs #4 Purdue -- Kansas (-210)
#7 Michigan vs #3 Oregon -- Michigan wins (-128). Plane crashes help teams come together
#1 UNC vs #4 Butler -- UNC, Got to Root for Roy (-325)
#2 Kentucky vs #3 UCLA -- Ball on, UCLA wins because it #EarnedNotGiven (-118)