However, there is another school in the University of California system that did make the tournament ... UCLA Bruins. UCLA made it to the final game last year before losing to Florida. I figure that they will make it to the Final Four again this year. In order to get there they will need to upset Kansas.
My picks for the Elite 8 are: Florida vs. Wisconsin, Georgetown vs. Texas, Kentucky vs. UCLA and Ohio State vs Texas A&M. Each of these matchups in the Elite 8 on my bracket picks are compelling.
My Final Four selections are: Ohio State, Georgetown, Wisconsin and UCLA.
My sentimental favorite is probably Georgetown ... but, I see Ohio State (a college that I truly dislike based on the fact that my parents met & married during their University of Michigan days) with too much talent for Georgetown. On the other side, I think that UCLA will have the experience to get by Wisconsin.
This brings us to a championship game of UCLA and Ohio State. Which brings me back to my alma mater allegience. UCLA is the sister campus of UC-Riverside. That is enough for me. I'm going with the UCLA Bruins to hoist the championship trophy later this month.
- Final 4 Update: PTS: 890 PCT: 73.8 RANK: 769,456
- Elite 8 Update: PTS: 650 PCT: 61.7 RANK: 1,126,325
- Second Round Update: PTS: 490 PCT: 91.2 RANK: 259,059
- First Round Update: PTS: 270 PCT: 94.5 RANK: 161,646