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Your Louisville Cardinals drew a four seed from the selection committee and will head to Denver to face Morehead State on Thursday in the first (second?) round. Rick Pitino is not amused. Should the Cards advance, they would face the winner of Vandy-Richmond. Fake rumor: Edgar Sosa said he's already looking ahead to Kansas in the Elite Eight. I wouldn't advise you to do the same. Google "Kenneth Faried" and you'll understand why the Cards have their work cut out for them.
Let's get to the bracket. Our graceful landlords at Sports Blog Nation (SBN) have crafted the official
There will be a separate post for this, but we're hosting a Tourney Pick'em contest on Yahoo! for CC readers again this year. Here is the link to the Yahoo! Tournament Pick'em Home. Once on Yahoo!, you'll need two things to sign up, the Group ID & Password. Our Group ID # is 79409 and the password is bridge. As a reminder, the play-in games (FYI: CBS is calling this the first round) are on Tuesday this year,
meaning you have the next 36 hours to make your picks. Correction: Play-in games won't affect the Yahoo! Pick'em contest, you have until Thursday to submit your picks.
Now, let's discuss seeding, match-ups and who you think got screwed, cupcake'd or wrongly left out. Florida as a #2 seed is my obvious choice for WTF were they thinking? UAB getting into the tournament with their resume is another head-scratcher. And I would say that Duke and Pitt have the easiest paths to the Final Four.
What say you? Who has the easiest path to the Final Four? Which region is toughest? Softest? Who are your dark horse Sweet 16 picks? Will Louisville be able to contain Kenneth Faried on the boards and avoid the upset? Most importantly...who's going to Denver? More to come later this week on a possible Card Chron (stop) meet-up.