Ladies and gentlemen, family, friends, and followers Young Sam Rothstein is back in the building. This time of the year I'm like a kid in a candy store. So many games, so many wagers, so many opportunities to make money. I haven't slept in 3 days so forgive me if my tone is a little condescending. I've done so much research my brain is about to explode. Sharing this knowledge with you is like trying to explain astro physics to a wino. You just can't understand or fathom how much bracketology I have running through my veins. Nevertheless I'm here to make sure we all prosper from the sweat equity of college hoopers. Here are some picks to start you on the path to independent wealth.
California + 2 1/2 over Oklahoma St. This is the time of the year Allen Crabbe shows he's ready to take his game to the next level. After run-ins with the coach and an average Pac 12 season Crabbe can establish himself as a lottery pick with an impressive performance in the tourney. Oklahoma St. isn't scaring anyone and the game is in San Jose. If the Bears can't win a close game so close to the Berkley campus they don't deserve to be dancing in March.
Harvard +11 over New Mexico. Although the game is being played in Salt Lake City I'm not sold on Steve Alford's team. The Lobos have the Mountain West player of the year in Kendall Williams, but the Crimson can shoot 3's and free throws. With some solid guard play Harvard can easily stay with 12 points of New Mexico.
Montana +12 1/2 over Syracuse. Don't be surprised if the Grizzlies pull an upset over the Orangemen. Syracuse is traveling across the country and ended the season rather shaky. Although it will be good for the Cuse to get out of conference play and beat up on unfamiliar opponents they don't have blow out capability. Montana has mostly juniors and seniors that can hit free throws and launch 3 pointers from all over the court. 12 1/2 is too many points to leave on the table.