NCAA bracket predictions: Illinois will win it all in men’s tournament


Hi, it’s James — the man who went to the improper school accidentally, and eater of gross meals on the web as a result of different individuals do it first. That preamble is a method of letting you realize that I’m an intensely severe individual with sturdy takes and a peerless file for accuracy.

I’ve created a men’s March Madness bracket for you, and you realize this one is legit as a result of I didn’t have my alma mater UNC Greensboro going all the best way. Sorry Spartans, however y’all ain’t it. I nonetheless love you although, and hope I can sooner or later be added to the “notable alumni” part of your Wikipedia, like Samwell.

My upsets

I’ve received UCSB over Creighton in the opening spherical, partly as a result of I just like the Gauchos probability to shock in the tournament — and partly as a result of my coworker Hector Diaz went there, and I like Hector to be blissful.

Then I’ve them occurring to beat Virginia, which I do know will annoy my different coworker Caroline Darney, however I’ve been burned by UVA so many instances in the tournament. I additionally get in my head a bit an excessive amount of once I fill out brackets, and attempt to power upsets typically figuring out they’ll win a pool. So use that info nevertheless you’d like.

I’ve no official affinity for Winthrop, however the numbers converse to me. Great shooters who can get streaky on a dime, and only one loss this season on a back-to-back. I believe they’re greatest poised to interrupt out in the primary spherical abd bust one million brackets in the method.

I don’t know when you may name Georgetown an “upset,” however the seeding says they’re. I like how the Hoyas play, they usually’re purple sizzling proper now. I can’t consider Patrick Ewing didn’t get an NBA teaching job after years as an assistant. I believe they’re assured, enjoying effectively, and that’s why I’ve them going deep.

Explaining the Final Four

This was a little bit of a shocker for me too, however it’s largely how the bracket broke. It’s a bit too chalky for my liking, however I simply don’t see how anybody will get previous Baylor and Illinois in the South and Midwest respectively.

I like this bracket for Texas quite a bit. It’s a reasonably favorable path to the Final Four, and and I believe it strains up the energy to achieve the nationwide championship. The Longhorns are a kind of groups that performed a brutal schedule this season, and faired fairly effectively. This means I see the potential for them to go deep.

Ultimately I’ve Illinois profitable it all. The workforce is so good, and I believe the bracket breaks actually favorably for them this 12 months. There’s loads of shock potential in the decrease seeds for upsets, however they’re additional away from Illinois that they received’t see a Cinderella till later in the tournament.