Jordan Cornette’s Final Thoughts: NCAA Tournament

    By Jordan Cornette - In the round of 32, Kentucky will trail Purdue in the waning minutes of regulation. - This is the year of the 12-seed once more.

    March 19, 2015

    By Jordan Cornette

    – In the round of 32, Kentucky will trail Purdue in the waning minutes of regulation.

    – This is the year of the 12-seed once more. Three of them – Stephen F. Austin over Utah, Buffalo over West Virginia, and Wyoming over Northern Iowa – advance. Arkansas is the only 5-seed spared beating Wofford.

    – Eastern Washington is this year’s Cinderella. Its best player and the nation’s leading scorer, Tyler Harvey, is set to become a household name. He may drop 40 on Georgetown. Watch.

    – Wisconsin and Arizona will meet in the Elite Eight.

    – It will be the best game of the entire tournament.

    – Belmont is no 15 seed. It has a real, honest shot of knocking off Virginia.

    – UCLA will prove to the world that it absolutely belongs in a tournament. Just not this one.

    – If Texas can figure it out in the eleventh hour. The Longhorns are just as dangerous as ANYONE in the field.

    – Michigan State will find itself in familiar territory once more – the Final Four. The Spartans are only as special as their PG. Cleaves, Neitzel, Lucas … and now Trice. He is that special and has COJONES.

    – Jahlil Okafor’s free throw struggles will cost Duke a game and a trip to the Final Four.

    – Iowa State will make it to Indy.

    – Kentucky is your national champion. There’s no reason to get cute with this.

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