#1 Cincinnati v #16 Boston University: Are you kidding? Boston who?
#8 UCLA v #9 Mississippi: You'll have to wait until the preview is done.
#5 Miami v #12 Missouri: Miami is a finesse team from the Big East. Go figure. Missouri was a preseason top 5 team whose young slick-haired coach couldn't deliver. I guess it's going around. Missouri wins it.
#4 Ohio State v #13 Davidson: The Buckeyes are seriously underrated and have great guards. Ohio State by a big margin.
#6 Gonzaga v #11 Wyoming: The Zags got screwed again. And, once more, they can so some screwing of their own from here on out.
#3 Arizona v #14 UCSB: Bob Williams might be the best unknown coach in the country, but Lute Olson probably deserves the National Coach of the Year award. Arizona will win.
#7 Xavier v #10 Hawaii: Has Hawaii ever won a road game? EVER??? Xavier can't possibly lose.
#2 Oklahoma v #15 Illinois-Chicago: The Sooners should have been the #1 seed here ahead of Cincinnati. Count on them to play like it.
#1 Cincinnati v Mystery Team: Cincinnati by 25, easy.
#12 Missouri v #4 Ohio State: Ohio State is mad, bad and eager for a rivalry game.
#6 Gonzaga v #3 Arizona: Gonzaga will triumph by busting Arizona's zone and dominating the glass against a mediocre rebounding team.
#7 Xavier v #2 Oklahoma: Oklahoma by 15.
Sweet 16: #1 Cincinnati v #5 Ohio State: Ohio State has the guards to wear out Steve Logan and the muscle to get Donald Little in foul trouble.
#6 Gonzaga v #2 Oklahoma: Oklahoma will end the latest "Cinderella" run by the best program in the west.
#5 Ohio State v #2 Oklahoma: Oklahoma, of course. Quick guards, athletic wings, bruising big men, a tight 1-4 offense and killer man d. And one of the best coaches around. I wonder where Kelvin Sampson will be coaching two years from now?
#1 Duke v #16 Winthrop: Gee, this is tough. I guess Duke.
#8 Notre Dame v # Charlotte: This is a great first round match: Ryan Humphrey v Cam Stephens. Chris Thomas v Damon Brown. Throw up a coin: Charlotte.
#5 Indiana v #12 Utah: Oh, please. Utah has been red hot. The Utes have about five 6-8 guys and Indiana is overrated.
#4 USC v #13 UNC Wilmington: USC will stomp this team.
#6 Cal v #11 Penn: Cal would lose to Princeton, but not to Penn.
#3 Pitt v # 14 Central Connecticut State: Pitt will win just to make Greg Hicks happy.
#7 Oklahoma State v #10 Kent State: Kent State has won 17 games in a row and Trevor Huffman is a poor man's Scott Skiles. The Sooners are heading south. Kent State wins it.
#2 Alabama v #15 Florida Atlantic: Alabama wins just to make Greg Hicks happy.
#1 Duke v #9 Charlotte: Duke, of course.
#12 Utah v #4 USC: This is a tough one, but Sam Clancy ain't no Jarred Jeffries, and that's for sure. All those Ute big men get crushed in this game.
#6 Cal v #3 Pitt: Cal. Greg Hicks weeps as Ben Braun's defense makes Ben Howland's offense look like Steve Lavin was coaching Pitt.
#10 Kent State v #2 Alabama: Alabama keeps Greg's hopes alive, but not by much.
#1 Duke v #4 USC: Duke again. I know, I'm reaching here, but that's what I'm known for: My wild and crazy predictions.
#6 Cal v #2 Alabama: Alabama has too many tall athletes for Cal to shut them down. Rod Grizzard goes off.
#1 Duke v #2 Alabama: Duke wins by about 20 if they take it easy.