Bracket disappointments, early favorites and teams to watch
The first first-round upset I had was VCU over UCLA, probably because the game is in Philadelphia and VCU is really good. It's going to be a rare example of UCLA playing a team with a better point guard because
I was debating all week between Pitt and UNC. I had Pitt for awhile and then I got a little spooked by them losing to West Virginia. But I did a little digging and I came to the conclusion that they could potentially benefit by losing in the Big East tournament. First, they weren't healthy --
I have Wake and Memphis. Even though I argued for UConn to get a No. 1 seed, I think Memphis is just really good defensively and I don't see a lot of good teams in that region. I think the Midwest is by far the strongest region and there's no weak link when you look down that bracket.
I think Memphis is probably better defensively than they were last year, their length on the perimeter is also better than last year ... but the jury's still out on them. Last year, they also beat up on a weak league but they returned almost a whole team back from a team that made the Elite Eight the year before and then added a
I like Clemson to beat Oklahoma in the second round. The one thing that bothers Oklahoma is strong defensive pressure and Clemson can pressure you out at the end ... they did not finish the season strong, but I think they're a better team than that.