It’s time for us to give you the two cents that will ultimately help you dominate your NCAA tournament pool. We’ll get this thang started by taking a look at the Midwest Region.
The team that is primed to pull off the first round upset: Georgia Tech.
Paul Hewitt’s boys finally played the way that most thought they would play the entire year in the ACC tournament. If that play carries over to the tournament, the Jackets could be a very tough out. And it doesn’t hurt to have two bigs in Gani Lawal and Derrick Favors patrolling the paint either.
A top seed that may not make it out of the 1st weekend: Maryland.
The Terps are not a very big team and they rely heavily on their guards. Namely Greivis Vasquez and Eric Hayes. They run into problems when those guards struggle, as Vasquez did in the ACC tournament. If Vasquez continues to struggle, Houston could become troublesome in the 1st round. And even if they make it past the Cougars, Michigan St. will likely be waiting.
A team other than Kansas that can win the region: Georgetown.
Georgetown definitely has the pieces to win the region, the question is will they? You never really know which Georgetown team will show up. Will it be the Georgetown team that absolutely blitzed Duke? Or will it be the Georgetown team that got its doors blown off by Syracuse? If it’s the former shows up, look out.
Who we’re taking in the 1st round:Kansas, UNLV, Michigan St., Maryland, Tennessee, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Ohio State
Who we’re taking in round 2: Kansas, Michigan St., Georgetown,Ohio State
Sweet Sixteen winners: Kansas, Georgetown
Regional Champion: Kansas
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