INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Michigan State Spartans during the Final Game of the 2012 Big Ten Men's Conference Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 11, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
SB Nation's Bill Connelly makes his predictions for the upcoming NCAA Tournament. You can join in by playing the Yahoo Tourney Pick'em.
Need help with your bracket creation as you wade through your office pool this year? Never fear, Bill Connelly of SB Nation is here to help you with his official Bracket Predictions. Don't doubt the man's credentials, either:
In college, I finished second in my bracket pool for three straight years, including once to my mother. So if you're looking for solid, competent picks with no killer instinct down the stretch, continue reading!
Bill's bracket is flooded with top seeds winning and very few upsets all told, minus Syracuse losing in the second round to Kansas State and some other minor ones. Ohio State get to the Sweet Sixteen in the East region in the prediction before being upended by Florida State, a final four member in this prediction. That's better than the Ohio Bobcats, who are out with a loss to Michigan in the very first round.
Florida State are joined by Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky in Bill's bracket, with the Wildcats and Jayhawks eventually getting to the title game and Kentucky winning it all in the end. Not particularly exciting, but it's not what anyone would call a prediction out of left field.
Judging how the tourney has gone the last few years though, I expect a school like Creighton or someone to troll their way to a final four. It's the bracket busting way!
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