By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2009 TexSport Publications
DEER PARK, TEXAS (March 20. 2009) The first round of the NCAA men's Division 1 Basketball Championships is completed. 33 games are done and 33 teams are heading home. Yes, I did include the play-in gamer and I think it should be considered part of the tournament.
I correctly predicted 24 of the 33 games for a 72.72% rate. My predictions were 100% for the West Regional but was a dismal 3 for 8 in the Midwest Regional.
I will have my predictions up for the second round shortly.
Here are the games I predicted correctly
Texas A&M-79 BYU-66
Washington-71 Mississippi State-58
Memphis-81 California State Northridge-70
Marquette-58 Utah State-57
Pittsburgh-72 East Tennessee State-62
Xavier-77 Portland State-59
Louisville-74 Alabama State-54
Kansas-84 North Dakota State-74
Michigan State-77 Robert Morris-62
North Carolina-101 Radford-58
Oklahoma-82 Morgan State-54
Arizona State-66 Temple-57
Sycracuse-59 Stephen F. Austin-44
The games that I incorrectly predicted.
Oklahoma State-77 Tennessee-75
Wisconsin-61 Florida State-59
Sienna-74 Ohio State-72
Cleveland State-84 Wake Forest-69
Dayton-68 West Virgina-60
Southern California-72 Boston College-55
Western Kentucky-76 Illinois-72
Morehead State-58 Alabama State-43