Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Moni's 2013 NCAA Men's B-Ball Bracket
They have the dream they want to make a reality of cutting down the nets and holding up the NCAA championship trophy.
For the first time since 1977, none of those 68 teams including my beloved UH Cougars will be from Texas. Kentucky, who won it all last year won't be in the tournament either and they have to deal with the fact that the hated Louisville Cardinals travel that 70 miles on I-64 east to open their 2013 NCAA tournament run at Rupp Arena .
All that one and done recruiting finally caught up with the Cats this year (snicker, snicker)
For the ones that did make it, it's time for me to try to pick in a wild year on the collegiate men's basketball side who will be the champion. Last year I picked the eventual NCAA men's champion in Kentucky, but even the Geico caveman could see that coming.
Here's my March Madness Men's B-Ball picks if you want to see how well I did (or didn't do) in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011
So let's get busy with this year's edition of Moni's NCAA men's brackets.
First Four Games
St Mary's, North Carolina A&T, Boise State, James Madison
Louisville, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Saint Louis, Memphis, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Duke
Louisville, Saint Louis, Michigan State, Duke
Midwest Regional Champion
Kansas, North Carolina, VCU, Michigan, UCLA, Florida, San Diego State, Georgetown
North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Georgetown
North Carolina, Georgetown
South Regional Champion
Indiana, NC State, UNLV, Syracuse, Butler, Marquette, Illinois, Miami
Indiana, Syracuse, Marquette, Miami
East Regional Champion
Gonzaga, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Arizona, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Ohio State
Gonzaga, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Notre Dame
Gonzaga, Notre Dame
West Regional Champion
Final Four Teams
Louisville, North Carolina, Indiana, Notre Dame
2013 NCAA Champ