Writer's Picks: Upsets, Cinderellas, and the Champion

    
March 11th, 2012

Who will make the deepest runs in the 2012 NCAA Tournament? Who will flop early? Which players will shine? Alongside of CollegeHoops.net's Official Prediction, our crack staff of college basketball gurus presents their March Madness picks.

 

When it comes to the Final Four, our picks are admittedly rather tame, as we each have Kentucky and North Carolina in the Final Four. However, each of us has projected multiple juicy early round upsets, including one person's shock Elite Eight pick.

 

Disagree with our picks? Voice your opinion in our NCAA Tournament Fan Polls.

 

 Bracket Picks

Raphielle Johnson

Assistant Editor

@raphiellej

Greg Mengelt

Game Predictions

@gregmengeltbb

Champion

Final Four (South)

Kentucky

Kentucky

Final Four (West)

Syracuse

Syracuse

Final Four (East)

North Carolina

North Carolina

Final Four (Midwest)

Missouri

Missouri

Elite Eight

Baylor

Baylor

Elite Eight

Ohio St Ohio St

Elite Eight

Georgetown Detroit

Elite Eight

Memphis Memphis

 Players

   

Tournament MVP

Anthony Davis

Kendall Marshall

All-Tournament

Kendall Marshall

Ricardo Ratliffe

All-Tournament

Dion Waiters Quincy Acy

All-Tournament

Marcus Denmon

Will Barton

All-Tournament

Terrence Jones

Anthony Davus

 Other

   

Sweet 16 Surprises

Memphis + Xavier

Detroit + Belmont

First Round Sleepers

NMSU

Montana

Davidson

Detroit

Belmont

Lehigh

Early Round Dud

Michgan St + Duke

Kansas + Duke

Best 1st Round Game

Wichita St vs VCU

Indiana vs NMSU

Committee Flop

No Drexel

No Drexel + Memphis an 8

 

 

 

 Bracket Picks

Shawn Siegel

Head Editor

@collegehoopsnet

Jon Teitel

Interviews

Champion

Final Four (South)

Kentucky

Kentucky

Final Four (West)

Ohio St

Syracuse

Final Four (East)

North Carolina

Kansas

Final Four (Midwest)

Michigan St

Marquette

Elite Eight

Duke

Baylor

Elite Eight

Syracuse Ohio St

Elite Eight

Georgetown North Carolina

Elite Eight

Murray St Louisville

 Players

   

Tournament MVP

Anthony Davis

Kris Joseph

All-Tournament

Isaiah Canaan

Dion Waiters

All-Tournament

Harrison Barnes Darius Johnson-Odom

All-Tournament

Jared Sullinger

Thomas Robinson

All-Tournament

Draymond Green

Anthony Davis

 Other

   

Sweet 16 Surprises

Long Beach + Murray

Florida + San Diego St

First Round Sleeper

Long Beach

Davidson

Ohio

Long Beach

VCU

Harvard

Early Round Dud

Missouri + Florida St

Missouri + Duke

Best 1st Round Game

UNM vs Long Beach

Harvard vs Vandy

Committee Flop

Iona In, Creighton an 8

Colorado too High