Bracketology: It’s that time of year again

Joe Lunardi’s become sort of a household name for rabid college basketball fans. He tries to sort out the pairings for the upcoming NCAA tournament. Of course, it’s an impossible job, but it’s kind of fun to follow his bracketology.

Lunardi’s latest post on Friday had Gonzaga going to the NCAA East regional in Portland (Oregon, not Maine) as a No. 5 seed, and it had Washington or Miami as a No. 13 seed. It’ll be interesting to see his new brackets. The Zags were upset by San Francisco and Washington played perhaps its best game of the season against Arizona.

It would be fun if the NCAA could stick Gonzaga and Washington in the same regional. It’s a game we’d all like to see on a yearly basis. Don’t know why they can’t make it happen. Play it in Seattle one year, Spokane the next.

Lunardi also had Arizona as a No. 11 seed and Cal as a No. 9 seed.

I haven’t watched much college basketball this year. Didn’t make it to a single Husky game and I usually see at least a half dozen. So I don’t really have a great feel for how it’s all going to shake out, but from what I have seen, Kentucky looks like a Final Four lock.

And I’m a big Murray State fan. Caught part of their game againt St. Mary’s, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Racers make a deep run.

One thing we do know: Butler needs to win the Horizon League Tournament to get into the tournament this year. The Bulldogs — NCAA runnerup the last two years — have won four straight, but they’re 17-12 and unless they pick up Jeremy Lin, we’re not going to be reading much about the Butlers this time around.


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