Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Big East Losers Bracket: Scalpers Need Not Apply

I remember many years ago when Michael Jordan returned from his attempt at baseball to the Bulls. It was also the day the Bulls were in New York to play the Nicks at MSG. My dad and I thought it would be cool to take the tour of MSG. It was. But damn, trying to get past the scalpers was a nightmare.

That shouldn't be a problem today, though as the first round of the Big East Tournament kicks off. South Florida and DePaul have the first game at noon. By 12:05 Dominique Jones will have his season average of 21 points and the Bulls should have this one wrapped up.

UConn and St. Johns have the next game at 2pm in the 12-13 match up. Yeah, UConn is a 12 seed. That in itself is kind of hard to believe. But at the same time, would you really be surprised if St. Johns won? UConn won handily the only time they played this year. But that was right before the bottom fell out of UConn's season. I'll take St. Johns here in the mild upset.

I'm not even going to touch the 7pm game between Seton Hall and Providence. I have no idea who will win. I only know that no defense will be played. So take the over.

Finally, Rutgers and Cincinnati play the 9pm game. I've made no secret of my dislike for Mick Cronin over the years on this blog. While I expect the Bearcats to win, I'll be rooting for Rutgers.


Anonymous said...

Hate to do it , but I have to go for the favorite in UConn. They could (unlikely) play their way into the tournament with a very deep run. St. Johns has nothing to gain except NIT seeding. I'll also take Seton Hall for same reason as above, but I'll go with Rutgers in an upset since neither team is likely to make the NCAAs but the bearcats are further from home.

Anonymous said...

73-51...And that is why I don't bet on sports.

Johnny said...

Hehehe! I only get it right when I don't put money on it. I'm still holding out for Rutgers tonight.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the crystal ball? Kudos on the picks. You nailed it.

Johnny said...

Pulled 'em straight out of my ass.