There are so many ways to break down the NCAA Tournament bracket.
You can look at all of the resumes. You examine the NET rankings. You can weigh the great wins with the bad losses to see if one means more than the other. You can try to figure out whether playing well recently means teams are peaking at the right time or if it doesn’t really matter because the NCAA Tournament is a chaotic series of one-game seasons, and nothing else prior to it matters as long as you’re in the field.
You can parse through the advanced stats from KenPom.com or BartTorvik.com to try to analyze which team matches up well with their opponents and which teams have key weaknesses that will be on full display. You can check out rankings, check out the picks from our experts here at CBS Sports and try to narrow things down using historical trends for upsets and for champions.
The only thing you can’t do, it seems, is actually put pen to paper (or click the team to the next round) and actually fill out your bracket. You now have so many numbers and random thoughts swirling in your head that you can talk yourself into and out of any team.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Sometimes, it’s best just to make the picks and be done with it. So that’s what I’m doing here: 63 picks in 63 sentences, one each for every game remaining in the NCAA Tournament. I did this back in 2019 and got the champion right, so there’s at least some precedent for this helping.
No. 1 Kansas over No. 16 Howard — The Jayhawks’ quest for a second straight title gets off to a good start.No. 8 Arkansas over No. 9 Illinois — Both of these teams are maddeningly inconsistent,…
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Author : Zachary Pereles
Publish date : 2023-03-16 04:49:30
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