15 March 2012

2012 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round Thursday Predictions

And today, the true madness begins. Sixteen games today all day as the true road to New Orleans begins right here. Here are my picks for today's games.

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(6) Murray State vs. (11) Colorado State
Colorado State sucks away from Fort Collins. Isaiah Canann will have a huge game.
Pick: Murray State

(8) Kansas State vs. (9) Southern Miss
Kansas State kills the boards and honestly, the Golden Eagles really are not that good.
Pick: Kansas State

(4) Louisville vs. (13) Davidson
A lot of people have the upset here but I think Peyton Siva will lead the Cardinals here.
Pick: Louisville

(4) Wisconsin vs. (13) Montana
This is another upset pick I'm not buying because I just can't see Montana getting buckets when needed.
Pick: Wisconsin

(3) Marquette vs. (14) BYU
Even after that ridiculous comeback, does BYU have anything left? Don't think so.
Pick: Marquette

(1) Syracuse vs. (16) UNC Asheville
Even without Fab Melo, Syracuse will roll without any worries.
Pick: Syracuse

(5) New Mexico vs. (12) Long Beach State
This is probably going to be the game of the day. I think the Lobos are too tough for the Beach.
Pick: New Mexico

(5) Vanderbilt vs. (12) Harvard
I have been on the Harvard bandwagon but I think Vandy's talent is too much.
Pick: Vanverbilty

(1) Kentucky vs. (16) Western Kentucky
Has anyone seen Western Kentucky play at any point this year? If this game is under 30, I'd be surprised.
Pick: Kentucky

(5) Wichita State vs. (12) VCU
Another really exciting game in my opinion, I don't think VCU has the big men that Wichita has.
Pick: Wichita State

(7) Gonzaga vs. (10) West Virginia
The Mountaineers are too reliant on two guys, Gonzaga's balance will prevail.

(3) Baylor vs. (14) South Dakota State
I really don't think the Bears will fall this early. Jackrabbits don't have the talent.
Pick: Baylor

(8) UConn vs. (9) Iowa State
While Kemba Walker is not still around, UConn still has too much talent. Iowa State will give it a go though.
Pick: UConn

(4) Indiana vs. (13) New Mexico State
The Aggies are an intriguing upset pick but Indiana's paint action will allow them to survive.
Pick: Indiana

(2) Ohio State vs. (15) Loyola (MD)
This Loyola club simply cannot score. Blowout city.
Pick: Ohio State

(6) UNLV vs. (11) Colorado
Colorado had this nice run in the Pac-12 tourney but UNLV has got great balance and I'm a big fan of Mike Moser.
Pick: UNLV

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