It's truly a great day (provided no urgent work pops up of course). I don't have much to say, but feel free to drop any thoughts in the comments. Real quick:
Wisconsin - I like Wisconsin to go far with 3 caveats:
1. Cornell is a perimeter and Wisconsin has poor perimeter defense (really their only weakness). I'd rather face Temple in round 2.
2. Wisconsin sometimes goes ice cold. How far they go will largely be a result of how long they can not have this happen.
3. For Wisconsin, I think officiating is a huge deal. I don't mean to suggest that refs treat Wisconsin unfairly, but Wisconsin plays a "physical without fouling" style. If they run into a conservative official, it will hurt them.
Marquette - They're short, but that's nothing new.
I'm counting on the general shittiness of the Pac-10 to get Marquette into round two, but this seems like a tough matchup to me. If they can get out of the weekend they can do serious damage, as you know West Virginia wants no part of the Golden Eagles after their narrow 1-point victory over Marquette in WV earlier this year.
That's all I got.
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