NCAA Tournament Insider: Predictions & More Predictions

Mar 25, 2015 by Robb Todd

If only we could predict the future. That’s what creates the madness in March: we can’t. Not even a little bit, and it reminds us that we don’t really know anything for certain. (That goes for you, too, Kentucky fans – and you, too, IRS!)

Because of this, it emboldens people to make even wilder predictions. Since there’s no prediciting this stuff, anything we say could be correct.

But here are some pretty solid preditions. At least more solid than Jell-o:

• This year’s tournament isn’t over but this story makes predicitions about which eliminated teams will make the tournament again next year.

• Kentucky Coach John Calipari failed in his first gig in the NBA. Here’s a prediction about how he’d do if he tried again.

• Find out which coach predicted that Navy SEAL training before the season statered would help his team reach the Sweet 16.

• Who predicted that this conference would be staking its claim to being the best in the country?

(All times Eastern)

Midwest Region, Cleveland

7:15 p.m.: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 7 Wichita State, CBS
9:45 p.m.: No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 5 West Virginia, CBS

West Region, Los Angeles

7:47 p.m.: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 4 North Carolina, TBS
10:17 p.m.: No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 6 Xavier, TBS


South Region, Houston

7:15 p.m.: No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 11 UCLA, CBS
9:45 p.m.: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 5 Utah, CBS

East Region, Syracuse

7:37 p.m.: No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 8 NC State, TBS
10:17 p.m.: No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Michigan State, TBS

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