The bracket has been posted. It’s Nashville or bust. Here is where my head is at as the tournament begins this week.
I am stoked with UNLV’s draw as a #6, playing at The Pit. Familiar building. Driving distance for UNLV’s fans to roll deep. Colorado is probably good at basketball, but they lost to the only two Mountain West teams they played this year (Wyoming and Colorado State) so whatever.
Michigan State wrapped up a #1 with their win over Ohio State this afternoon. They could have a tough game against Memphis. Day Day is leaving footprints though. You’re gonna see ‘em.
As far as Nashville goes:
#6 Cincinnati vs #11 Texas – Texas is big time, but Cincy has Yancy Gates. Should be another good game. I have to think the Bearcats are a bit more battle tested with a win over Syracuse in the Big East Tournament. Haven’t seen either team play in the tournament before either, so that’s a plus.
#3 Florida State vs #14 St. Bonnaventure – Florida State is sweet. They’ll probably win this, though, after watching the Bonnies roll up in the A-10 tournament, they have some players. This should be a fun game.
#5 Temple vs # 12 California / S Florida – More A-10 love. Temple is a sweet draw for the Trip collective. I don’t know anything about Southern Florida. Cal is pretty decent, so I hope they make it. Call me a westie if you will, it’s ok.
#4 Michigan vs #13 Ohio – Shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to find the collective rooting interests of the trip. I’ll spell it out for you though – Several Trip members hail from MAC schools. We all root for Michigan State. We all despise Michigan. Go Bobcats!
I’m going Cincinnati, Florida State, Temple, and Ohio. Then Cincinnati and Temple.
That’s it for now. Possible NIT game in the works. Good Talk.