You’re back with Bryan today. Weller had internet for a brief moment last night, but then it went away again. So, instead of getting good picks…you get mine.
Granted, I had an okay day yesterday if you take out the Georgetown game. I had them in the Final 4. I’ve never lost a Final 4 team in the first round. Whoops. Let’s get to it.
Michigan State over New Mexico St. – Too many factors working against New Mexico State for them to pull the upset.
Maryland over Houston – Bid-stealers Houston are one and done against the Maryland Vazquez’s.
Oklahoma St. over Georgia Tech – This should be a fantastic game if both teams show up. Too much James Anderson for the Yellow Jackets.
Ohio St. over UC Santa Barbara – Evan Turner might be the best player in the country.
Syracuse over Vermont – A certain preseason game does creep into the mind, though…
Gonzaga over Florida St. – The Zags spoil Florida State’s return to the Dance.
Xavier over Minnesota – The Musketeers always seems dangerous this time of year.
Pittsburgh over Oakland – I don’t think this game will be close.
Temple over Cornell – I got burned by trendy picks yesterday and I switched this one at the last second. Let’s see what happens.
Wisconsin over Wofford – I think I’ll name my next dog Wofford. They still won’t win this game, though.
Missouri over Clemson – The only difference between these two teams is the coach and Mike Anderson is the better one.
West Virginia over Morgan State – West Virginia is a very dangerous team in this tournament.
Duke over Arkansas-Pine Bluff – They get credit for their win over Winthrop. I hope they enjoyed it.
California over Louisville – Another intriguing game that could really go either way.
Utah State over Texas A&M – In the Battle of the Aggies, I’m taking the far West ones.
Purdue over Siena – Even without Robbie Hummel, Purdue will take care of Siena.
Here are my Day 2 picks. Now everyone in the world can watch my picks fail.