Now that the brackets are out, its time for all the office pools and online contests to begin flooding your inbox with dreams of millions of dollars and intra-office glory. It seems like this time of year also brings a different kind of flooding: The waves of experts telling you what upsets to count on. Now, while I don’t condone the use of basketball experts (particularly a certain intern who has been telling you his picks on this site lately), just to make things easier, I thought I’d give you a quick guide to the expert’s advice for picking first round upsets.
(11) San Diego St. over (6) Tennessee
Pick it: Stewart Mandel (SI)
12 Seed over 5 Seed:
(12) Cornell over (5) Temple
Pick it: CBSsports.com, Jeff Goodman
Don’t Bet on it: Eamonn Brennan (ESPN)
(12) Utah St. over (5) Texas A&M
Pick it: Harvard Sports Collective, Mike Miller, CBSsports
(12) New Mexico St over (5) Mich St.
Pick it: Jeff Goodman
(13) Murray St. over (4) Vanderbilt
Pick it: CBSsports.com, Mike Miller
(13)Houston over (4) Maryland
Pick it: Harvard Sports Analysis Collective
(13) Wofford over (4) Wisconsin
Pick it: Matt Jones
So does that clear things up a bit? Yeah I didn’t think so. My advice: dartboard. It’s gotta be better than BTI.