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Mar 16, 2010 6:18 PM

Was Duke the Best Team in the Nation?

Just wondering because they sure got the South region gift wrapped. Of all the regions, Duke looks to have the easiest run if just looking at the top 6 seeds.

How Villanova could be considered a No. 2 seed rather than West Virginia for the South is a mystery. It’s like they’re saying Duke was thought of higher than Kentucky. It will all work out when Louisville knocks the Dukies out in the second round.

How many No. 12 seeds will knock off the No. 5 seeds?

The only No. 5 seed I see advancing is Michigan State against New Mexico State. I have Cornell getting their first tournament win ever against Temple, UTEP taking down Butler and Utah State beating Texas A&M. With such a disparity in seeding, it’s surprising that only Michigan State has a large spread while the other three games are four points or less.

Lowest seeded teams that could become Cinderella’s

The top choice to make the Sweet 16 among the low seeds appears to be Siena as a No. 13 seed kicking off their tournament against a struggling Purdue team who is showing signs of really missing Robbie Hummel’s shooting, leadership and rebounding. Should Siena get by Purdue, they’ll have another winnable game against either Texas A&M or Utah State.

Other teams that could advance come from the West region with a possible second round matchup for the rights to make the Sweet 16 between Murray State and UTEP.

First Top-8 Seeds to Get Bounced

Duke looks like a good candidate against Louisville. If BYU can get out of the first round, they could give Kansas State some trouble. As up and down as Texas has been this year, in a one game format they have the talent to beat Kentucky in the second round.

UNLV Chances

Slim, they’ll have a tough game against Northern Iowa and if they do get past the first round, they’ll have to hit 60% from 3-point range to have any chance at beating Kansas.

Superstar Matchup in 2nd Round

Evan Turner’s Buckeyes facing off against James Anderson and Oklahoma State. The possible matchup between two dynamic players should steal the spotlight.

My Final Four

Ohio State beats Syracuse while West Virginia takes down Villanova with the Buckeyes being crowned Champions. The Buckeyes are currently 15 to 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton Super Book to win it all. I like the superstars in the big games and there is none bigger than Evan Turner. They aren’t the best team, but neither was Danny Manning’s Jayhawks, or Carmelo Anthony’s Orangemen.