#1 Kansas v #16 Holy Cross: I think Kansas can win this one.
#8 Stanford v #9 Western Kentucky: Curtis Borchardt actually has to look up to someone: 7-2 300 Chris Marcus. But Western Kentucky will be watching Casey Jacobsen score all day long.
#5 Florida v #12 Creighton: Creighton knows how to play. Billy Donovan knows how to recruit. Creighton will win this game. Young slick-haired coaches are out of favor.
#4 Illinois v 13 San Diego State: Illinois will end the dreams of Tony Bland and company. For this year, at least.
#6 Texas v #11 Boston College: TJ Ford versus Troy Bell in a great point guard contest. The game shouldn't be half as exciting. Boston College will win it.
#3 Mississippi State v McNeese State: McNeese State has a head coach named Tic. Right. Mississippi State to win.
#7 Wake Forest v #10 Pepperdine: Wake Forest is slow and can't shoot consistently. Pepperdine will press, zone and run. And win.
#2 Oregon v #15 Montana: Oregon will lose these guys at about the 12-minute mark.
#1 Kansas v #8 Stanford: Kansas will run the Cardinal off the floor and score 100 points.
#5 Creighton v #4 Illinois: Illinois will struggle to win a close game.
#11 Boston College v #3 Mississippi State: Mississippi State will win because BC really doesn't belong in the tournament.
#10 Pepperdine v #2 Oregon: Oregon could beat the Waves by 30 all over again.
#1 Kansas v #4 Illinois: Kansas will cruise. For once, they're the really quick team out here. #3 Mississippi State v #2 Oregon: Oregon will cruise once again.
#1 Kansas v #2 Oregon: The two best speed games in the country in what should be the most exciting game of the whole tournament. Oregon will give the Pac-10 its moment of triumph with the upset.
#1 Maryland v #16 Alcorn State/Siena (Alcorn State): Maryland should probably win.
#Wisconsin v #9 St. John's: St. John's has the quickness and muscle.
#5 Marquette v #12 Tulsa: Dwayne Wade and Cordell Henry are the best pair of guards no one's heard of. Marquette in a walk.
#4 Kentucky v #13 Valparaiso: Valparaiso will take advantage of Kentucky's continuing nonsense and lack of quality post play and pull off the upset.
#6 Texas Tech v #11 Southern Illinois: Don't you just hate these MVC teams? Bobby Knight does. Southern Illinois ends his comeback.
#3 Georgia v #14 Murray State: Georgia a #3 seed? Huh. Lucky for them, their bracket sucks. The Bulldogs will win.
#7 NC State v #10 Michigan State: Go with the coach, unless the coach is Bob Knight. Michigan State will advance.
#2 UConn v #15 Hampton: Hampton pulls off the upset over the nation's most overrated team.
#1 Maryland v #9 St. John's: Maryland, naturally.
#5 Marquette v #13 Valparaiso: Marquette will pull out a tough game.
#11 Southern Illinois v #3 Georgia: Georgia still lacks serious competition.
#10 Michigan State v #15 Hampton: Hampton is this year's surprise team behind slick guard Tommy Adams, a future pro. Hampton wins it.
#1 Maryland v #5 Marquette: Maryland, of course.
#3 Georgia v #15 Hampton: Georgia will barely beat the pirates as Jim Harrick takes his 3rd team to the Elite 8.
#1 Maryland v #3 Georgia: Maryland destroys Georgia by 25.
Duke v Oklahoma: Duke will win a close, exciting, low-scoring game.
Maryland v Oregon: Maryland will win a close, exciting, high-scoring game.
Duke v Maryland: Maryland will play into Duke's hands and lose by about 15 in one of the most boring finals in many years.