March Madness is upon us! We are under 24 hours before West Virginia and Maryland tips us off with the round of 64 games. Let’s take a look at my bracket. We’ll figure out later how quickly my bracket gets busted.
National Title Game:
Kansas over Arizona
Kansas, Houston, Arizona, Duke
No. 12 Charleston, No. 12 Drake
Purdue and Texas eliminated first weekend
Prediction for Big 12:
3 Sweet-16 teams (Kansas, Kansas State, TCU)
Prediction for West Virginia:
Round of 32 loss to Alabama
Here’s my official bracket…
We’ll see how quickly it gets ruined tomorrow pic.twitter.com/s2loK8WduK
— Ethan Bock (@ethanbock_) March 15, 2023
I picked Kansas to go back-to-back because we’ve all seen this story before. There’s no way the Jayhawks won’t use losing the Big 12 Tournament Championship as motivation to go on a deep run. Kansas is built a lot like last year’s group.
I think the Big 12 has a lot of tough matchups in the tournament early-on. Texas has a tough weekend with 26-win Colgate and an underseeded Texas A&M team, or a hot Penn State group. In the end, I have Kansas, Kansas State and TCU going to the second weekend for the conference. I was big on Baylor because of their great guard play and the recent emergence by Jalen Bridges. But their momentum has been shot and a second-round matchup versus Creighton is a nightmare.
I have West Virginia defeating Maryland in the round of 64 and eventually falling to the overall No. 1-seed Alabama.
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