This Thursday and Friday, 16 teams will be battling for a chance to punch their ticket into the Elite Eight. My predictions follow:
Dayton (11) vs. Stanford (10) 7:15 PM
ESPN Prediction- STAN -2.5
My Prediction- I know nothing about either team but since Dayton beat OSU I want Dayton, so I pick Dayton.
Wisconsin (2) vs. Baylor (6) 7:47 PM
ESPN Prediction- WIS -3
My Prediction- Baylor has been running through the first two rounds and just beat Creighton by 30 and Wisconsin had a tough time against a good Oregon team but I think Wisconsin will have a comeback game and win.
Florida (1) vs. UCLA (4) 9:45 PM
ESPN Prediction- FLA -5
My Prediction- Florida faced a small challenge against Albany and they will face a challenge with UCLA but will beat the Bruins.
San Diego State (4) vs. Arizona (1) 10:17 PM
ESPN Prediction- ZONA -7.5
My Prediction- Xavier Thames is a great point guard but Nick Johnson is up for player of the year. Arizona has the advantage at every position.
Michigan (2) vs. Tennessee (11) 7:15
ESPN Prediction- MICH -2
My Prediction- If Michigan is hitting three pointers at a good percentage but if they aren’t Tennessee could pull off the upset. I pick Michigan.
Connecticut (7) vs. Iowa State (3) 7:27 PM
ESPN Prediction- IWST-1.5
My Prediction- Hoiberg will keep dancing as Ejim and Kane take down the Huskies.
Kentucky (8) vs. Louisville (8) 9:45
ESPN Prediction- LOU -4.5
My Prediction- If UK can play how they did against Wichita State they will win but if they don’t it’s not even close. Kentucky.
Michigan State (4) vs. Virginia (1) 9:57
ESPN Prediction- MSU -1.5
My Prediction- This will be the most physical game maybe of the whole tournament but MSU is healthy and playing their best basketball of the season. Michigan State.