I almost went with Big 12 sleeper Kansas State to survive in the West, but I gave the nod to the No. 2 seed, the Ohio State Buckeyes, instead. Ohio State scares me a bit, because Iowa State could pull off the upset in the second round if the Cyclones get hot from the outside, which they are very capable of doing. A dangerous Arizona club is waiting for OSU in the Sweet 16 as well.
Louisville clobbers Ohio State in the Final Four, while Georgetown ends Butler’s dream run. The Cardinals are playing well at the right time. They’ve won 10 straight games heading into the Big Dance, and they will keep dancing until the end.
It would be unadvisable to take these picks to the bank. So don’t.