Well, the NCAA men's basketball tournament has so far lived up to its billing, with the games on both Saturday and Sunday providing plenty of down-to-the-wire finishes. Though only one high seed (Wisconsin, Number 2 seed in the Midwest region), was upset, all the top seeds received tough tests from their second-round opponents.
So we are now down to the sweet sixteen. In the East Region, the top two seeds, #1 North Carolina and #2 Georgetown will face #5 USC and #6 Vanderbilt respectively. In the South, top seed Ohio State faces #5 Tennessee and #2 Memphis faces #3 Texas A&M. The West showcases all four top seeds- #1 Kansas against #4 Southern Illinois and # 2 UCLA against #3 Pittsburgh. The Midwest is the most upset-minded region- #1 Florida will face #5 Butler while #3 Oregon faces #7 UNLV.
Next weekend should provide some good games, so I will attempt to predict them here:
North Carolina over USC, Georgetown over Vanderbilt.
Ohio State over Tennessee, Texas A&M over Memphis.
Kansas over Southern Illinois, UCLA over Pittsburgh.
Florida over Butler, UNLV over Oregon.
My Final Four:
East- North Carolina
South- Texas A&M
If next weekend lives up to the past weekend, we will see some great games. Go Tar Heels!