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March is Mad!: Sweet 16 picks with the Underdogs

Posted in MARCH IS MAD!!! on March 22, 2010 by shotymeapparel

March is Mad!: Sweet 16 picks with the Underdogs

Written by J.J.

The Sweet Sixteen Bracket is Set!!!! I’m looking at some low seeds making a great impression in the tournament.
No. 11 Washington, No. 12 Cornell, No. 10 St. Mary’s….These teams can play and they can put a hurt on everyone’s brackets. Too bad my other Pac-10 team Cal didn’t make it past the Dukie’s but they played well.
Here are the match-ups for the Sweet 16. If you are curious, my picks are also for you to see.

No. 2 West Virginia vs. No. 11 Washington
TIME: 7:27 p.m.

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Cornell
TIME: 9:57 p.m.

No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 5 Butler
TIME: 7:07 p.m.

No. 2 Kansas State vs. No. 6 Xavier
TIME: 9:37 p.m.

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 10 Saint Mary’s
TIME: 7:27 p.m.

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Purdue
TIME: 9:57 p.m.

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 6 Tennessee
TIME: 7:07 p.m.

No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Northern Iowa
TIME: 9:37 p.m.
While everyone is gearing up for the sweet sixteen. I will pick my elite 8 this week and see how things fair.
No. 11 Washington will out last No. 2 West Virginia
No.1 Kentucky will finally nip No.12 Cornell ( Unless Ryan Witman get’s hot again)
No.1 Syracuse will outlast Butler in 2nd half and pull away.
No.2 K-State will get a early jump on Xavier ( watch out for Jordan Crawford) or maybe Xavier will just back off of
K-State’s Coach’s intense persona.
No.10 St. Mary’s Strength will be their Center Omar Samhan, if Baylor cauases interior trouble this might go their way.
Baylor’s guards are more athletic, but I will stick with the underdog team.
No.1 Duke beats Purdue unless the Boilermakers can contain their energy and play under control which Duke does already.
No.2 Ohio St. will nip the Vols in a Close one (you’d think they can try to stop Evan Turner).
No.9 Northern Iowa will advance against Michigan thanks to the injury of Spartan’s gaurd Kailin Lucas.

There it goes. My prediction for the upcoming week.