2019 NCAA Tournament Preview

Ah, March Madness – how have I missed thee.

With some of us getting drunk on St. Patrick’s Day out of the way, we can all make plans to filling out two, three and sometimes seven brackets in preparation for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Lots of intriguing story-lines here, one that includes some dude who goes by “Zion”. There is the greatest conference in college basketball (the Atlantic Coast Conference, of course) that has THREE #1 seeds (Duke, North Carolina and Virginia). We all know history has taught us that at least one of those #1 seeds (along with Gonzaga) will not make the Final Four.

But the coolest thing about March Madness is the Cinderella(s). Last year, it was Loyola-Chicago (remember Sister Mary?). Who will it (they) be this year?

In the meantime, here is how I see the NCAA tournament shaking out. Let’s go…

East Region

Top Four Seeds

  • Duke
  • Michigan St.
  • LSU
  • Virginia Tech

Darkhorses

Virginia Tech, Louisville

East winner: Duke (I mean, is there ANYONE in this region who can stop Zion?)

South Region

Top Four Seeds

  • Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Purdue
  • Kansas St

Darkhorses

Villanova, Cincinnati

South winner: Villanova (NEVER underestimate the heart of a defending champion)

Midwest Region

Top Four Seeds

  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • Houston
  • Kansas

Darkhorses

Auburn, Iowa State, Wofford

Midwest winner: UNC (by the hairs of their pale blue-ass chinny chin-chins…)

West Region

Top Four Seeds

  • Gonzaga
  • Michigan
  • Texas Tech
  • Florida State

Darkhorses

Florida State, Buffalo, Northern Kentucky (don’t sleep!)

West winner: Michigan

2018-2019 NCAA Tournament Champions: Duke Blue Devils

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