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Sweet 16 Day 1 Matchups

Villanova in sweet 16

Oh how sweet it is

Well, we've made it another exciting weekend full of basketball. Technically it's four days of basketball, but a four day weekend works for me. In the first set of games we have two number one seeds playing, which means would could be down to only one number 1 seed left when it's all said and done.

Eight teams and four good games today. Here's how I'm picking them.

  • (1) Gonzaga vs. (4) Arkansas: As much as I like how well Arkansas has played, I picked Gonzaga from the beginning and I'm sticking with them. Gonzaga
  • (2) Villanova vs. (11) Michigan: Here is my emotional dilemma for the day. Love UofM basketball, I just don't think they can get past Nova. Jay Wright is the next great coach to come along, and he's got this team prepared. Villanova in a close one.
  • (2) Duke vs. (3) Texas Tech: Tech plays great defense, they move the ball well. Duke has all the emotion and some great athletes. Duke.
  • (1) Arizona vs. (5) Houston: This will be the closest one of the day. Arizona looks good. Houston plays some great defense. Perhaps the best defense left in the tournament, but do they have the three point shooting to get past Arizona. I just think Arizona is too tough. Arizona.

I know these picks aren't too crazy, all 1's and 2's, but I do think these teams are that much better than the rest. All of these games will be close, I just wonder if and hope that a lower seed can pull off the upset, that's what this tournament is all about.


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