My Bracket Isn’t Busted… Yet

The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is down to its last 16 teams after four days of non-stop hoops from Philadelphia to Portland, Miami to Minneapolis.

I don’t know about your bracket, but mine’s mostly intact minus that flyer I took on BYU getting all the way to the Elite Eight. Heck, they didn’t even get out of the first round. That’ll be the last time I drink the Mormon Kool-Aid.

Here’s my bracket at ESPN.com.

I have Louisville, Memphis, Pitt and Gonzaga advancing to the Final Four. The first three are pretty close to chalk — Louisville and Pitt are No. 1 seeds and Memphis is a two-seed — and I picked Gonzaga to get over on UNC because, well, I’m a little sick of the Tar Heels and Tyler Hansbrough.

I would like to see the nation’s top two guards — Memphis freshman Tyreke Evans and UNC senior Ty Lawson — square off in the title game but it’s not going to happen. Gonzaga’s Demetri Goodson, author of the tournament’s best moment thus far, is going to give Lawson and the Heels more than they can handle in the South Region semifinal on Friday.

As everyone knows by now, President Obama has UNC going all the way in his bracket. Funny this is, we both had BYU winning in the first round and Louisville, Memphis and Pitt advancing to the Final Four. Our main difference? He’s got UNC and I’ve got Gonzaga. Whatever. His bracket sucks.

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