Syracuse! I think Orange is the hot color right now and I love Otto, their mascot.
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I am picking Georgia Tech because my Mazda Dempsey Racing teammate Joe Foster went there!
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John Legend and SI Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen
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Obviously I am going to pick Maryland. I am a big fan of Gary Williams. If their guards play well they can make a run.
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Kentucky: It's my mom and dad's school.
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Have to pick Duke to win, of course. How could I not with my last name.
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I like Gonzaga.I still think of them as upstarts, but they are in the tournament almost every year now. It's time to step up and win one!
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I got Syracuse winning it all. They played in the toughest conference and I think match up well with the other top seeds and the rest of their bracket.
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Duke. I always have to go with Coach K (because of his involvement with the Olympic team). However, and I told Coach K this, if I would have gone to college I would have gone to North Carolina.
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Kansas -- They have been the best team all year long and they have the two things you need to win, with rim protection with Cole Aldrich and good point guard play.
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Villanova. I've got Kansas in the Final Four out of Midwest, Syracuse out of the West, Kentucky out of the East and Nova out of the South. Kentucky has great young talent but Nova advances with Jay Wright at the helm and gets his face on the bottle of great red wine out of South Philly. Syracuse probably is best team in tournament and will advance over a very good Kansas team. But `Nova wins its second national championship, pulling a Florida from a couple of years ago when the Gators won both football and basketball championships in the same year! Go Wildcats!
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Kansas: Because of their experience. I also like Kentucky too, but they are too young.
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I like Kansas because I think they are the deepest and most talented team...But this is a funny year. Even the really good teams are not great. I say Kansas but there are probably about 10 teams that can win all.
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Well, since UConn isn't an option I'll go with the next best thing and pick Kansas. Our former strength and conditioning coach from UConn, Andrea Hudy, is now at KU and works with the men's team. UConn is everywhere!
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I'm picking Kansas to win the national championship. After my Vols handed them their first loss back in January, they improved and went on to have an incredible season. The Jayhawks are a good defensive team and have the experience to win another title."
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