The first round of the NCAA Tournament has begun. Seven games are in the books and so far so good as I am 7-for-7 in my bracket.
My Final Four picks ( Louisville, Villanova, Oklahoma and Memphis). After watching Memphis today, I’m starting to have my doubts as Memphis had to rely on a career day from Roburt Sallie (35 points) who only averages four points per game. CSU Northridge was able to push the ball and score 70. Memphis struggled shooting free throws (11-28)¬†which has been a common theme for Memphis the past couple seasons.
West Region
1. Connecticut 103 – Chattanooga 47
Connecticut advances
2. Memphis 81 – CSU Northridge 70
Memphis advances, survives scare from CSU Northridge
5. Purdue 61 – 12. Northern Iowa 56
Purdue advances
10. Maryland 84 – 7. California 71
Maryland advances, has show down with 2. Memphis
9. Texas A&M 79 – 8. BYU 66
Texas A&M got out to a early lead and never looked back
South Region
1. North Carolina 101 – 16. Radford 56
Warmup game for North Carolina who may be without a healthy Ty Lawson for the entire tournament.
8. LSU 75 – 9. Butler 71