The team that is primed to pull off the first round upset: Maryland. Cal and Maryland are pretty evenly matched. But the seeding says that Cal should take care of the Terps. But don’t be surprised if Gary Williams’ crew wins this one.
A top seed that may not make it out of the 1st weekend: Missouri. The Tigers are quickly becoming a sexy pick around the country, but a possible 2nd round match up with Marquette could be the end of their tournament.
A team other than UConn that can win the region: Memphis. Easy pick here. The Tigers will definitely be on a mission because they believe they were snubbed out of a #1 seed.
Who we’re taking in the 1st round: UConn, Texas A&M, Purdue, Washington, Marquette, Missouri, Maryland, Memphis
Who we’re taking in round 2: UConn, Washington, Missouri, Memphis
Sweet Sixteen winners: UConn, Memphis
Regional Champion: Memphis