The NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament began last night with two first round games. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to watch the most exciting one-N.C. A&T's one point win over Liberty. Did you all get a chance to see the game?
Regardless, millions of people (maybe billions) of people around the world will be following the NCAA Tourney. Many of them will fill out a bracket-try to predict the winners and losers.
I will post my bracket on my blog tomorrow night or Thursday morning before the first Round 2 game begins. However, I thought I would start things off by trying to predict the winners of tonight's games.
All of the basketball data/info. comes from Yahoo.com.
Game 1: La Salle vs. Boise St.
As one would expect, these two teams are more or less equally matched on paper. However, I think Boise St. is the better team. The Broncos are more athletic (and deeper) than the Explorers.
Boise St. wins by 7.
Game 2: Long Island vs. James Madison
Both teams finished the regular season in fourth place in their respective divisions. Normally, the Colonial Athetlic division (JMU's home division) would be far superior to the Northeast Division. However, that might not be the case this year, as Robert Morris demonstrated in last night's win over Kentucky.
That being said, I live in Va. and so kind of have to root for the Va. team in this one.
James Madison wins by 5.
Who knows...I could get both game right, or I could lose both. That's the fun of March Madness!