NCAA March Madness Picks

Wednesday March 14, 2012

Welcome to March Madness!!!  It’s that time again where 64 teams vie for the National Championship.

Many fill out this bracket and succumb to the madness of this tournament.  Everyone should expect the worst and get their bracket busted.  No one is expected to get every single pick right.  If you do, consider yourself one very lucky individual.

The full list of games and times can be seen here:

Thursday, March 15

Site: Louisville

Network: CBS (afternoon); TBS (evening)

12:15 PM ET: No. 6 Murray State vs. No. 11 Colorado State

2:45 PM ET: No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 BYU

6:50 PM ET: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Western Kentucky

9:20 PM ET: No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 Connecticut

Site: Pittsburgh

Network: truTV (afternoon), TNT (evening)

12:40 PM ET: No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 Southern Miss

3: 10 PM ET: No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 UNC Asheville

7:20 PM ET: No. 7 Gonzaga vs. No. 10 West Virginia

9:50 PM ET: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Loyola Maryland

Site: Portland

Network: TBS (afternoon), CBS (evening)

1:40 PM ET: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 Davidson

4:10 PM ET: No. 5 New Mexico vs. No. 12 Long Beach St.

7:15 PM ET: No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

9:45 PM ET: No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Site: Albuquerque

Network: TNT (afternoon), truTV (evening)

2:10 PM ET: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Montana

4:40 PM ET: No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 12 Harvard

7:27 PM ET: No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

9:57 PM ET: No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

Friday, March 16

Network: CBS (afternoon), TNT (evening)

12:15 PM ET: No. 6 Cincinnati vs. No. 11 Texas

2:45 PM ET: No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 14 St. Bonaventure

7:20 PM ET: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 13 Ohio

9:50 PM ET: No. 5 Temple vs. No. 12 South Florida

Site: Columbus

Network: truTV (afternoon), TBS (evening)

12:40 PM ET: No. 6 San Diego St. vs. No. 11 NC State

3:10 PM ET: No. 3 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Belmont

6:50 PM ET: No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Saint Louis

9:20 PM ET: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn

Site: Greensboro

Network: TBS (afternoon); CBS (evening)

1:40 PM ET: No. 8 Creighton vs. No. 9 Alabama

4:10 PM ET: No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Vermont

7:15 PM ET: No. 2 Duke vs. 15 Lehigh

9:45 PM ET: No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier

SITE: Omaha

Network: TNT (afternoon), truTV (evening)

2:10 PM ET: No. 7 Florida vs. No. 10 Virginia

4:40 PM ET: No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 15 Norfolk St.

7:27 PM ET: No. 7 St. Mary’s (CA) vs. No. 10 Purdue

9:57 PM ET: No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Detroit

Here are my picks for the entire NCAA bracket:

Round of 32

South: No. 1 Kentucky, No. 9 Connecticut, No. 12 VCU, No. 4 Indiana, No. 6 UNLV, No. 3 Baylor, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 2 Duke

East: No. 1 Syracuse, No. 8, Kansas State, No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 6 Cincinnati, No. 14 St. Bonaventure, No. 10 West Virginia, No. 2 Ohio State

Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 8 Creighton, No. 12 California, No. 4 Michigan, No. 11 N.C. State, No. 3 Georgetown, No. 10 Purdue, No. 2 Kansas

West: No. 1 Michigan State, No. 8 Memphis, No. 12 Long Beach State, No. 4 Louisville, No. 6 Murray State, No. 3 Marquette, No. 7 Florida, No. 2 Missouri

Sweet Sixteen

South: No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Indiana, No. 3 Baylor, and No. 2 Duke

East: No. 1 Syracuse, No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 6 Cincinnati, and No. 2 Ohio State

Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina, No. 12 California, No. 3 Georgetown, and No. 2 Kansas

West: No. 1 Michigan State, No. 4 Louisville, No. 3 Marquette, and No. 2 Missouri

Elite Eight

South: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Baylor

East: No. 5 Vanderbilt vs. No. 6 Cincinnati

Midwest: No. 1 North Carolina vs. # No. 2 Kansas

West: No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Missouri

Final Four

South: Kentucky, West: Missouri, East: Cincinnati, and Midwest: North Carolina

National Championship
North Carolina vs. Kentucky

New Champions: North Carolina!!!

Good luck with your picks and teams.  Be sure to like the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Todays-Sports-Update/136729589760548) and follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/SebastianTSU).  See you next time.

Yours truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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