well, quite a bit has transpired since my last post here. both #2 wake AND #1 unc suffered upsets in the acc tourney, catapulting #3 duke to its 8th straight conference tourney final and 15th conference championship title over #5 georgia tech (note that numbers indicate conference tourney seeding, not nat'l rank). the best part? the win gave our boys the extra lift they needed to secure a #1 seed in the NCAA tourney. due to the weak bracket they ended up in, I predict they'll go far, in spite of the weak (ie lack of a) bench. As Ping
, who pulls off the stunning upset of Illinois
in the regional finals. I'm calling an all ACC championship, with UNC toppling Wake to complete the stunning turnaround from the 2003-2004 19-11 (8-8 ACC)
squad. Five of seven
ESPN experts couldn't be wrong about the next national champ, right?
As for the women's tourney:
LSU, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Stanford in the final four, with Stanford beating LSU for the ultimate bragging rights.
Side note: this is my first time making predictions so I'm sorry if I seem biased. This is exactly why I put no money on these things ;-).
Quote of the day: "I think that one's going to be 10 guys standing outside shooting 3s. It will make for some really good TV." si.com's Seth Davis, on the W. Virginia-Creighton first round matchup