My original bracket predicted the following results for today’s games:
East: North Carolina wins.
West: Duke wins. (Obviously won’t happen…)
Something much more important than March Madness happens today. We celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.
Keeping in mind that Christ has defeated the power of sin and death and that He is risen, indeed! Here are the answers for the second half of the second round:
East: North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Butler win
Midwest: Vanderbilt, and Georgetown win (obviously Vandy cannot win because they lost in the first round… but that is who I originally picked. I like Villanova to win this game.)
South: Memphis and Texas win
West: Western Kentucky wins
I was 11 for 16 yesterday, and 23 of 32 in the first round. Here are the answers for the first half of the second round games:
East: Washington State wins
Midwest: Kansas, and Kansas State win
South: Michigan State, and Marquette win
West: UCLA, Xavier, and Duke win
I was 12 for 16 yesterday. Here are the answers for the second day of madness:
East: North Carolina, Indiana, University of Oklahoma, Louisville, Butler, and Tennessee win
Midwest: Villanova, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga, and Georgetown win
South: Memphis, Mississippi State, St. Mary’s, and Texas win.
West: Western Kentucky, and Connecticut win.
Am I right?
The NCAA Tournament will begin minutes of my starting this post. And the best thing about the “dance” is its accessibility, anyone can fill out a bracket. You don’t have to know anything about the teams (I’m still not sure if knowing the teams helps me or hurts me) you can go with the seeding, or ignore it completely. Some years your gut makes you look like a genius (like the year I picked Missouri and Kent State, who were both 12 seeds to go to the elite 8 and I was right about both of them!) and other years it makes you look like an idiot, like my upset picks every other year.
I would like to combine the ability that the bracket brings to make anyone an expert with blogging’s ability to allow anyone to have a platform to pretend to be an expert. Today I am going to post the winners of all 16 games today, and I will timestamp my picks for each day. We’ll see if the picks I make in the later rounds are teams that are even still playing!
The other great thing about blogging is that it is interactive. So, feel free to tell me where you disagree and who you like.
Ok, so here are my picks for Thursday March 20th:
In the East: George Mason and Washington State win
In the Midwest: Kansas, Kent State, Kansas State, and Wisconsin win
In the South: Michigan State, Oral Roberts, Marquette, and Stanford win
In the West: UCLA, Texas A&M, Baylor, Xavier, West Virginia, and Duke win
Let the games begin!