2011 SOUTHEAST 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.
SOUTHEAST REGION - New Orleans, LA
16 UALR / UNC-Asheville
9 Old Dominion
5 Kansas State
12 Utah State
6 Saint John's
10 Michigan State
15 UC-Santa Barbara
GENERAL THOUGHTS ON THE SOUTHEAST REGION
- SLEEPER ALERT: Saint John's, Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Michigan State...you name it. Pretty much anyone except BYU.
- BYU and Wofford might be the most entertaining game of the entire first round. Both teams are awesome from three-point range.
- Florida's going to be awfully tough to beat in Tampa. Especially for two teams like UCLA and Michigan State that have really struggled on the road this year.
- I needed to find a way to get a Big East team into the Final Four...although I'm not totally sold on Pitt, I'll pencil them in.