Best Game: Oklahoma State vs. Tennessee
(1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) East Tennessee St.
Could it be an all Tennessee second round? Um, No. No chance.
(8) Oklahoma State vs. (9) Tennessee
Might be the best game of the whole first round. Two great teams that will fight to the death. Chism will carry the Vols.
(5) Florida St. vs. (12) Wisconsin
I dont think Wisconsin should even be here, and they will be punished for attending.
(4) Xavier vs. (13) Portland St.
Portland St.- 69
Close until the end, when Xavier will pull away. Should be a fun game.
(6) UCLA vs. (11) VCU
Poor UCLA. They are underseeded, have to travel the furthest of anyone, and get the joy of facing Eric Maynor. Sucks for them , because VCU is doing some damage this year.
(3) Villanova vs. (14) American
American hung with Tennessee last year, and they will hang with Nova this year. Really solid teams, but Nova will pull it out.
(7) Texas vs. (10) Minnesota
Sorry Tubby, but if Texas shows up, they are way better.
(2) Duke vs. (15) Binghamton
Yes, you are reading the score correctly. This is exactly like the Belmont game. Binghamton is senior dominated, and jacks threes, just like Belmont. They will lead deep into the second half, but Duke will pull it out.