March Madness; Our Semi-Expert Gives Advice Again


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Sports Editor, Seth Walloch, gives his opinion on his picks for march Madness.

Seth Walloch, Sports Editor

March Madness was crazy, there were so many big upsets. Even in the round of 32 there were tons of upsets. The teams in the Sweet Sixteen play today with the first game starting at 4:10 Pacific Time. Miami will be playing Villanova.

Miami starts off the games against Villanova. Miami, in my opinion, will beat Villanova mostly because of their point guard Angel Rodriguez. He has been going off lately, mainly in the last two games against Wichita State and Buffalo. In the Wichita State game he scored 28 points and hit some very clutch shots to secure them the win. I believe he will go off again against Villanova.

Another upset I see happening is Syracuse losing to a very hot Gonzaga team. Gonzaga is a 11 seed while Syracuse is a 10 seed. The  thing is that, right now, Gonzaga is playing like a 3 seed and not a 11 seed. They have to work hard to get through a very strong powerful Syracuse defense. If they are able to get through Syracuse’s defense then they will have a good chance to beat Virginia and move on to the Final Four.

Duke as a four seed is looking very strong this year and they are going up against Oregon who is a one seed. This is going to be a very tough game four Duke but I do believe they will be able to pull out the win mostly because I think the Ducks aren’t going to be ready for the style Duke plays.

The last upset that I see happening is a number five Indiana team beating a number one seed North Carolina. They had a really great game against Kentucky who I thought also had a great chance to be UNC. If Indiana can beat Kentucky, then I believe they can beat UNC.
Overall the Sweet Sixteen is going to be really fun to watch with a lot of close games. I hope Gonzaga goes far this year because they have never made it to the Final Four which is pretty unbelievable mostly because they’ve had very good players play for them like John Stockton. With Sabonis and Wiltjer leading the Zags to maybe the farthest March Madness appearance in history.