March Madness predictions 2019: Virginia is going to win it all. South Region

First Round

#8 Ole Miss vs. #9 Oklahoma: [long pause] Umm, Ole Miss? Select: Ole Miss
#5 Wisconsin vs. #12 OregonI refuse to pick a Pac-12 team, and Oregon’s best win of the season was against Syracuse on a neutral court. Their defense is great, but the crime isn’t. That will not be sufficient to get it done against Wisconsin. Select: Wisconsin
#4 Kansas State vs. #13 UC Irvine: This is the bad combo of a sexy double-digit seed assembly a Power 5 school with injuries. The Anteaters beat up on the Big West Conference, winning both the regular season and conference championship titles. K-State won’t possess Barry Brown, meaning they will need to make up for his scoring and game management someplace. Oh, and UC Irvine has a dude. MAX HAZZARD!!! Select: UC Irvine
#6 Villanova vs. #11 Saint Mary’s: The Wildcats are nowhere near the team they were last year when they won the championship, but they can still take threes pretty well and should not have any issues with St. Mary’s. It’ll be close, however. Pick: Villanova
#3 Purdue vs. #14 Old Dominion: LET’S GET CRAZY. Old Dominion over Purdue after Carsen Edwards has a quiet afternoon, while BJ Stith and Ahmad Caver move OFF. Pick: Old Dominion
#7 Cincinnati vs. #10 Iowa: This is actually the yelling coach sport as Fran McCaffrey and Mick Cronin are known for their. . .fiery personalities on the sidelines. Iowa has been leaking every kind of fluid down the stretch and are limping into the championship. Cincinnati takes it in a bodily, gritty game. Select: Cincinnati
#2 Tennessee vs. #15 Colgate: Colgate has as much chance here as an actual tube of toothpaste. The Volunteers are big, physical, and Tennessee moves on easily. Select: Tennessee
Second Round
#1 Virginia vs. #9 Ole Miss: The Cavaliers are too much on both defense and offense since they’re the only team in the nation in the top-5 in equally on KenPom. Select: Virginia
#5 Wisconsin vs. #13 UC Irvine: Wisconsin’s exterior shooting goes cold and UC Irvine’s run from the postseason persists. Am I just picking this since literally no one wishes to see Virginia-Wisconsin from the Sweet 16? Maybe. Select: UC Irvine
#12 Old Dominion vs. #6 Villanova: Cinderella’s ball is cut short. Nova shoots ODU from the gym. Select: Villanova
#7 Cincinnati vs. #1 Tennessee: CINCY VS TENNY IN COLUMBUS. Ok, fine, I will not call them”Tenny” again. This one is a brutal battle, but Tennessee squeaks out one late as a result of a large play from Jordan Bone. Select: Tennessee
Sweet Sixteen
#1 Virginia vs. #13 UC Irvine: The Cavaliers have building confidence as they cruise to the Elite Eight. De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome, and Kyle Guy are too much to the Anteaters, moving them one win away from the promise land. Select: Virginia
#6 Villanova vs. #2 Tennessee: The other match that I desperately wish to see. Finesse vs. braun. Villanova slows down things and gets warm from out since Paschall has a major day at the paint. Select: Villanova
Elite Eight
#1 Virginia vs. #6 Villanova: Villanova is worn out after a tough match with Tennesee and can’t figure out the Pack Line shield. It’ll be close through the first half, but the Hoos pull down the stretch. Select: Virginia

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