March Madness is not one of those things I EVER GOT INTO! But this year, I was asked if I wanted to participate in the work pool prediction for this season. I figured sure, it’ll be fun, why not.
The first day I got the bracket, I started looking at each match-up probabilities and did a little research on DOs and DON’T on picking teams. Finally, I took a little bit of favoritism for some teams (I’m from the Philadelphia area) and placed them onto my bracket.
Here were my picks!
March 17th-18th: KS, Colo, MD, HW, AZ, Miami, Iowa, Nova
Oregon, St Joes, Baylor, UNC Wilm, TX, TX A&M, VCU, OK
UNC, Prov, Ind, KY, Mich, WVA, Pitt, Xav
VA, But, Purd, Iowa St, S. Hall, UT, Syr, MSU
March 19th-20th: KS, HW, Miami, Nova
Oregon, Baylor, TX A&M, OK
UNC, KY, WVA, Xav
VA, Purd, UT, MSU
March 24th-25th: KS, Nova, Oregon, OK, KY, Xav, VA, UT
March 26th-27th: Nova, OK, KY, UT
April 2nd: Nova, KY
April 4th: Nova
Even though I’d picked the winner, I still lost, as this was winner takes all. I ended up having 78 points placing 3rd, with the leader having 88.
For someone whom has had only played basketball on streets when I was a kid. Listened to other people’s conversations on NCAA Basketball and watched the sports wrap-ups on the Big East over the years. I’d say I did pretty good on my predictions.
Sure, its all dumb luck. But what’s the fun in that!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE VILLANOVA WILCATS ON THEIR VICTORY!!!! IT WAS A TRUE NAIL-BITER!!