Five Most Intriguing First-Round NCAA Tournament MatchupsAs you finish up tinkering and second-guessing yourself before everything is finalized, here are the five first-round matchups that are probably causing you the most uncertainty – but could also be the best matchups.
Huskies Fight A Losing BattleDrop second in a row
Five Things: FGCU First 15 Seed In Sweet 16 And Pac 12 Exceeds Its SeedsTo measure the unpredictability of this year’s NCAA Tournament, consider two items that didn’t make this column: Gonzaga, a 32-win team on a 15-game win streak, didn’t survive the first weekend, and Harvard, a 14 seed, won its first ever Tournament game.
Wichita St.'s 3-Pointers Boot No. 1 Gonzaga 76-70Gonzaga is out of the NCAA tournament thanks to Wichita State, a No. 9 seed that made five straight shots from behind the arc Saturday for a 76-70 victory that sent the West Region's top seed back home.
Prediction Machine: Pitt One Of The Favorites To Make Final FourPaul Bessire, better known by the name of his simulation program, "The Prediction Machine," joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer the machine's advice for filling out brackets this year.
Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast BluesYesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville Top Overall; Kansas, Indiana, Gonzaga Also No. 1 SeedsLouisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.