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SOMM NCAA Predictions From Round One to the Championship Game

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jaimedixon.jpgAfter writing out my feelings on key matchups in the East Region, I realized how similar my assessments were to those in the mainstream. So, what I’m going to do instead is just give up my main picks.

So, without further ado, here we go.


East Region

No. 1 NORTH CAROLINA vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary’s – UNC
No. 8 INDIANA vs. No. 9 ARKANSAS – Arkansas
No. 4 WASHINGTON STATE vs. No. 13 WINTHROP – Washington St.
No. 6 OKLAHOMA vs. No. 11 SAINT JOSEPH’S – Oklahoma
No. 3 LOUISVILLE vs. No. 14 BOISE STATE – Louisville
No. 7 BUTLER vs. No. 10 SOUTH ALABAMA – Butler
No. 2 TENNESSEE vs. No. 15 AMERICAN – Tennessee

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SOMM March Madness Contest via Yahoo!

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Hey er’body, if you wanna see what you got, how much you know, or wanna have some fun, join the SOMM March Madness pool! Of course, as the tourney progresses, I’ll be keeping day-by-day tallies and announcing them on the site and letting everybody know where they stand.

This ought to be fun because I never win anything when it comes to Big Dance pools. I want to see which one of you peeps has all the pick skills so I can get your secrets for next year!

Email me at: for all the sign-in info.

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March 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: The Bracket – First Thoughts, Gut Feelings

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The teams have been announced (I’ve been watching ESPN’s “Black Magic” – a history of basketball from the side of black players and coaches). Here are some matchups that caught my eye and my gut feeling about which team will win.

The Top Seeds
1. UNC (East)
2. Memphis (South)
3. UCLA (West)
4. Kansas (Midwest)
5. Georgetown (Midwest)
6. Duke (West)
7. Texas (South)
8. Tennessee (East)

Key First Round Matchups

#8 Indiana – #9 Arkansas (Arkansas)
#7 Butler – #10 South Alabama (Butler)
#6 Oklahoma – #11 St. Joe’s (St. Joe’s)

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Written by dwil

March 16, 2008 at 9:53 pm