2011 SOUTHWEST REGION PREDICTIONS
The predictions below are my own personal analysis and no particular degree of confidence should be placed in any of them. I highly recommend using my friends at Team Rankings' Bracket Brains product instead--those guys are the real experts.
SOUTHWEST REGION - San Antonio, TX
16 Boston Univ
13 Morehead State
14 Saint Peter's
11 USC / VCU
7 Texas A&M
10 Florida State
2 Notre Dame
GENERAL THOUGHTS ON THE SOUTHWEST REGION
- SLEEPER ALERT: USC/VCU winner or Richmond. I could easily see both teams in the Sweet 16, or in USC / VCU's case, the Elite Eight. Georgetown has been dreadful without Chris Wright and it's unclear if he'll be back at full strength for the Tournament.
- The bottom quarter of this bracket is a real snoozer for me. A&M and FSU both play great defense; Notre Dame might be the least explosive top-16 seed outside of Wisconsin.
- I loved Louisville's performance in the Big East Tournament but I think Kansas just has too much inside for the Cardinals to handle.