March Madness bracket 2019: Mike DeCourcy’s expert NCAA Tournament predictions
If you want to see chaos in the NCAA Tournament, this may not be your season. Cinderella may never find her rolling pumpkin. This dance may be only for those who move like Jennifer Lopez or Bruno Mars.
It has been apparent most of the college basketball season that a clear line exists between the very best teams and those at the next level. Remember when Ricky Bobby said the immortal words, “If you’re not first, you’re last”? It’s like that.
The teams on the highest seed lines this season — Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Gonzaga — did not lose many games to those that weren’t in their weight class. It seems unlikely they will start now.
If you want to impress your friends by picking upsets and low-seeded teams to go deep into the 2019 NCAA Tournament, go for it.
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