I don't go in for NCAA Tournament bracket pools and such, but seeing as how this is the first Tournament to be held during the N&V "blog" era, how can I pass up the chance to broadcast my picks... For the first two rounds, anyway. Upsets (according to seedings) are in Bold Face.
FIRST ROUND: Pittsburgh over ETSU, Tennessee over Oklahoma State, Wisconsin over Florida State, Portland State over Xavier, VCU over UCLA, Villanova over American, Texas over Minnesota, Duke over Binghamton.
SECOND ROUND: Pittsburgh over Tennessee, Wisconsin over Portland State, Villanova over VCU, Duke over Texas.
FIRST ROUND: North Carolina over Radford, Butler over LSU, Western Kentucky over Illinois, Gonzaga over Akron, Arizona State over Temple, Syracuse over Stephen F. Austin, Clemson over Michigan, Oklahoma over Morgan State.
SECOND ROUND: North Carolina over Butler, Gonzaga over Western Kentucky, Arizona State over Syracuse, Oklahoma over Clemson.
FIRST ROUND: Louisville over Morehead State, Ohio State over Siena, Utah over Arizona, Wake Forest over Cleveland State, West Virginia over Dayton, North Dakota State over Kansas, USC over Boston College, Michigan State over Robert Morris.
SECOND ROUND: Louisville over Ohio State, Utah over Wake Forest, West Virginia over North Dakota State, Michigan State over USC.
FIRST ROUND: Connecticut over Chattanooga, BYU over Texas A&M, Purdue over Northern Iowa, Washington over Mississippi State, Utah State over Marquette, Missouri over Cornell, Maryland over California, Memphis over Cal State Northridge
SECOND ROUND: Connecticut over BYU, Purdue over Washington, Utah State over Missouri, Memphis over Maryland.