We are getting closer to my favorite time of the year college basketball. I am giving you my preseason Jerology as I call it. Its like bracketology, but with a cooler name. I have done my homework on all of the NCAA teams that I have picked in my 1st Jerology. Now obviously this could change throughout the season , but I thought it would be fun to see how smart am I to start the season. You ready?
14-SAM HOUSTON STATE
The East regional sweet 16 will be played at the mecca of basketball at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was held there three years ago (and should be a host site every year) and was a smashing success. Uconn ended up winning that region in 2014.
5-SAN DIEGO STATE
10-TEXAS A& M
The West region sweet 16 will be played in San Jose. It is a great city and area for a game. Look for big crowds for those regionals.
5-ST. MARYS (CA)
The South regional sweet 16 will be held in Kansas City. Another staple of the Midwest Kansas City is another home run to host a regional.
15-LONG BEACH STATE
The Midwest regional will be held in Memphis. The committee really nailed these regional sites perfectly. Look for a rocking crowd here as well.
The First Four as usual will be played in Dayton. I picked these teams for the First Four.
16 seed-Florida Gulf Coast vs New Hampshire
16 seed-Howard vs. Texas Southern
12 seed-Maryland vs. Virginia Tech
11 seed-California vs. Vanderbilt
These are the sites for all games.
|March 14, 15||Dayton||First Four||Dayton, Ohio||UD Arena|
|March 16, 18||MAAC||First, Second||Buffalo, N.Y.||First Niagara Center|
|March 16, 18||Marquette||First, Second||Milwaukee||BMO Harris Bradley Center|
|March 16, 18||UCF, Stetson||First, Second||Orlando, Fla.||Amway Center|
|March 16, 18||Utah||First, Second||Salt Lake City||EnergySolutions Arena|
|March 17, 19||ACC||First, Second||Greensboro, N.C.||Greensboro Coliseum|
|March 17, 19||Horizon, IUPUI||First, Second||Indianapolis||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|March 17, 19||Tulsa||First, Second||Tulsa, Okla.||BOK Center|
|March 17, 19||CSU Sacramento||First, Second||Sacramento, Calif.||Entertainment and Sports Center|
I have some teams seeded higher and lower than some experts. I am higher on SEC teams than most. I also think Illinois St is gonna steal a bid from the Missouri Valley Conference. I think the ACC is overrated but they could get as many as 11 teams in the tournament this year. This is going to be a dynamite year for college basketball. The cream of the crop teams like Duke and Kentucky are loaded and there are so many sleeper(St Marys) and dark horse(Uconn and San Diego st)teams this year its gonna be a blast!
The Final Four will be held in Phoenix. I can’t wait!