First Round

#1 North Carolina vs. #16 Iona: North Carolina and also Coby White easily move on. Pick: North Carolina
#8 Utah State vs. #9 Washington: [tests notes] Yep, Washington is still Pac-12. Pick: Utah State
#5 Auburn vs. #12 New Mexico State: Auburn is rolling out following their SEC tournament title. Chuma Okeke is so much pleasure, and he directs the Tigers to a win. Pick: Auburn
#4 Kansas vs. #13 Northeastern: Kansas is. . .not excellent. But, they’re far better than Northeastern. Jayhawks move on. Pick: Kansas
#6 Iowa State vs. #11 Ohio State: Ohio State is one of those weird groups that you don’t have any idea who is going to show up. Funny enough is Iowa State. The Cyclones are coming off a Big-12 title, also Marial Shayok is fantastic. Good enough for me. Select: Iowa State
#3 Houston vs. #14 Georgia State: Houston will roll up, but let us all remember when Ron Hunter dropped from his chair when his son his a match winner. Ron Hunter is good. Houston wins, however. Pick: Houston
#7 Wofford vs. #10 Seton Hall: Wofford is No. 19 on KenPom and obtained a 7-seed. Kansas is No. 20 on KenPom and obtained a 4-seed. The Terriers got a bad draw with needing to face Seton Hall, a group that ended the season with wins over Villanova and Marquette, but Wofford has a dude named Fletcher Magee who is a flamethrower from three. Pick: Wofford
#2 Kentucky vs. #15 Abilene Christian: PJ Washington is allegedly in a walking boot, but that won’t be sufficient for Abilene Christian to overcome Kentucky. Select: Kentucky
Second Round
#1 North Carolina vs. #8 Utah State: I love this game. UNC will acquire it with a late push, however, the Aggies will hang out long enough to keep things interesting. Tar Heels move on. Select: North Carolina
#5 Auburn vs. #4 Kansas: Can Auburn shoot well enough to win two in a row? Yeah, probably. Additionally, Kansas isn’t good. Select: Auburn
#3 Houston vs. #6 Iowa State: Gimme that the Cyclones at a late comeback to the win. Freshman Tyrese Haliburton and Sophomore Lindell Wigginton will have to get big games to overcome Houston’s defense. Select: Iowa State
#2 Kentucky vs. #7 WoffordI thought for a VERY long time about my dude Fletcher Magee (can not get over that name) knocking out Kentucky, but I can not pull the trigger. Should this happen, I will be so mad (but also okay with it Wofford). Pick: Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
#1 North Carolina vs. #5 Auburn: Auburn runs out of steam and can’t keep up with the back and forth of North Carolina. Coby White and Cam Johnson go off for the Tar Heels, and Luke Maye gets a double-double. Pick: North Carolina
#2 Kentucky vs. #6 Iowa State: Kentucky’s span and depth is too much for the Cyclones. Tyler Herro gets sexy, and Reid Travis is a monster down low. Iowa State puts up a good fight, but falls short in the second half and loses by double-digits. Select: Kentucky
Elite Eight
#1 North Carolina vs. #2 Kentucky: I understand, more chalk. Kentucky gets revenge on Luke Maye’s game winner from two decades ago, moving into the Final Four. Select: Kentucky

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