If I HAD to pick an upset at each level:No #16 has EVER beaten a #1.
I can't see it happening in 2012. But if I HAD to, I'd pick #16 UNC Asheville over #1 Syracuse
. They start 4 seniors, and Syracuse has a history of choking in the NCAA tournament in the past. If I had to pick one... which I didn't. Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65#15 Norfolk State over #2 Missouri
. Norfolk St starts 4 seniors and has a height advantage and Missouri coach Frank Haith is only 1-1 in March Madness. If I had to pick one... which I didn't.#14 Belmont over #3 Georgetown
is the popular choice here. But I'd pick #14 Brigham Young (BYU) over #3 Marquette.
If I had to pick one... which I didn't.#13 Ohio over #4 Michigan
is the popular choice here. But I'd pick #13 Montana over #4 Wisconsin, if I had to. #12 VCU (VA Commonwealth) over #5 Wichita State.
I can see this happen, if VCU steals the ball and succeeds in its full court pressure. #11 NC State over #6 San Diego State.
But NC State is 3-9 against teams in the 2012 March Madness field.#10 West VA over #7 Gonzaga,
since the Pittsburgh site is so close to West VA. Also #10 Xavier over #7 Notre Dame
The #9 over #8 is popular, but usually
only happens once per year. I'd take defending NCAA champion #9 Connecticut over #8 Iowa State
. Having coach Jim Calhoun back has helped. Also, #9 Saint Louis over #8 Memphis
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