Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Boomer's Weekly Basketball Full Court Press: Bracket Edition

T-minus two hours till the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament kicks off in Dayton, OH with the first of four games we like to call the "First Four". Some people like to make up their brackets to include these first four games, others wait till 11:59 am on Thursday to finally make their picks. Anywho, last year was the first year the field was expanded to 68-teams, and as you fill out your bracket remember, VCU (one of the First Four from a year ago) made it all the way to the Final Four. Some of us like to pick "chalk" (the higher seeds) while others like to make their picks based on the schools mascot or whatever strange way they go about filling out their brackets. Just know that for the most part, your bracket will look like crap after the first weekend and just enjoy the whole experience of the tournament and the great moments it provides us with. In the end, ITS MARCH MADNESS, one of the best times of the year. Enjoy...

Boomer's Bracket
Gainer's Bracket
Bracket Notes:

First Four winners: WKU, Iona, Lamar, USF

South: Not surprised here, looks like Gainer's got the #1 Kentucky Wildcats knocking off the #6 seed UNLV Rebels in the Elite Eight to advance to the Final Four out of the South Region. 

West: Looks like we both agree Louisville and Missouri will matchup in the Elite Eight, with the Tigers beating the Cardinals and advancing to the Final Four out of the West Region.

East: Gainer must of had some insider information when filling out his bracket, with the loss of Melo in the middle for Syracuse, he believes Ohio State will defeat Syracuse in the Elite Eight and advance to the Final Four out of the East Region.

Midwest: Gainer's got UNC/Kansas Elite Eight matchup, with Kansas advancing to the Final Four out of the Midwest Region.

Final Four: Looks like Gainer has UK defeating Missouri and Kansas defeating Ohio State in the semi-finals of the Final Four, with you guessed it...the Kentucky Wildcats beating the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game.

All in all, it is always fun to sit down and fill out a bracket and enjoy the action of the NCAA Tournament, Good Luck to all and enjoy the craziest three weeks of the CBB season.