With day 1 complete of the 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Championships, 16 games have been concluded and I finished with an 11-5 record. That is a 68.75 percent average.
Not as good as I had hoped, but some of the losses were upsets, at least as far as I am concerned. I will see if I can improve at percentage on day 2.
My correct winning prediction are as follows:
Maryland wins 82-70 over Davidson
Pittsburgh wins 79-58 over Wright State
UCLA wins 70-42 over Weber State
North Carolina wins 86-65 over Eastern Carolina
Vanderbilt wins 77-44 over George Washington
Washington State wins 70-54 over Oral Roberts
Boston College wins 84-75 over Texas Tech
Georgetown wins 80-55 over Belmont
Ohio State wins 78-57 over Central Connecticut
Louisville wins 78-58 over Stanford
Texas A&M wins 68-52 over Pennsylvania
My incorrect predictions are as follows:
Old Dominion loses to Butler 57-46 (Pete Campbell hitting three 3-pointers to spark a 17-0 run was the turning point. Old Dominion just couldn't make up the difference.)
Duke loses to Virginia Commonwealth University 79-77 (Eric Maynor hit a 15-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds left to give VCU the win.)
Gonzaga loses to Indiana 70-57 (I always pick Gonzaga as a sentimental favorite. Some day they will make it to the Final Four.)
Marquette loss to Michigan State 61-49 (I thought Marquette would pull the upset in the first round game.)
Brigham Young loss to Xavier 79-77 (BYU had not made it out of first round of the NCAA tournament since 1993. I felt 2007 was going to be their year. They came close, but no cigar.)
16 games down, 47 to go.