March Madness Bracket - Last Minute Tips It is definitely March Madness now! And the NCAA tournament finals is about to tip off. People from all over the country have their March Madness Bracket in hand now. Some people are very sure on their picks, others are still doubtful. If you are one of those who still doubt your bracket, then fear not. That is natural. In fact, even if you are sure in your bracket, we suggest you always take another look at it before the big game starts. Whatever the case may be, we've got you covered with some last minute tips for filling out your bracket, Offense over Defense - Believe it or not, defense ain't all it's cracked up to be in the Big Dance. Itâ€™s all about the basketball in. So the team you need to choose are the teams that are good especially in the 3 points line. Only once since the institution of the three-point line in 1986 has a college basketball champion been crowned without scoring at least 77 points per game. No No. 1 Ever Fail To Make It - A No. 1 seed has never fallen to a No. 16 seed in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Never, ever, ever. So if you're a betting for March madness, you might as well slot all the No. 1s into the round of 32. 1 + 1 + 1 + 1? - Don't get too excited about your No. 1 seeds, though. Only once have all four of the top teams advanced to the Final Fourâ€”in 2008, when Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina and UCLA all made it to the Alamodome. That being said, 33 percent of the time, the Final Four features two No. 1 seeds, so choose wisely. As such, expect at least one team from among the quartet of Kentucky, UNC, Michigan State and Syracuse to fall short of expectations. The Orange look like the most vulnerable to go without Fab Melo, though the Spartans and the Tar Heels both figure to be challenged in the Elite Eight by Big 12 powers (Missouri and Kansas, respectively). Make Seeding A Lot of Fun - No. 9 seeds hold a slight edge in winning percentage of No. 8 seeds in the round of 64. That puts Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Saint Louis and defending champion Connecticut in prime position to advance past Creighton, Kansas State, Memphis and Iowa State, respectively. Don't just blindly move all the nines into the next round, though. UConn, with its tremendous talent and experience, is the best bet to move on, while Creighton and Kansas State look like good buys to "surprise" as No. 8 seeds. Elsewhere, you can count on at least one No. 12 seed springing an upset on a No. 5 seed this week. VCU looks liable to keep that tradition going, just one year removed
from a miraculous run to the Final Four, by beating Wichita State. Long Beach State has the guard play to upend New Mexico. Temple hasn't played well of late, but should benefit from playing either Cal or South Florida from the "First Four." Here's hoping you're (or can I include mine too and say our?) March madness bracket can really come a long way this march madness season. Let's enjoy this month now!
Published on Mar 16, 2012
It is definitely March Madness now! And the NCAA tournament finals is about to tip off. People from all over the country have their March Ma...