While all the powerhouses across nation vie for their shot at winning the NCAA March Madness Tournament, there are always the unexpected underdogs who can spoil the party. Only 1 team of the 64 teams competing gets to cut the mesh in early April, and it seems to be a different school bringing it home every year. The Midwest Conference is lead by the Kansas Jayhawks who have spent most of the year as the Associated Press’s top ranked team, and Ohio State, led by Evan Turner, who beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers to take home the 2010 Big Ten Tournament Championship.
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Midwest Region March Madness Champion Prediction – Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes have cranked up the heat in the last few weeks, and marched right through the rest of the Big Ten en route to the Big Ten championship this past weekend. Led my Guard Even Turner, the Buckeyes beat Michigan, Illinois, and Minnesota this past weekend, to push their win total on the season to 27. Turner leads the Buckeyes in points per game, rebounds per game, and assists per game, to throw his name in the hat for Big Ten player of the year. He and the rest of the Buckeyes have not lost a game since Feb.17, making their Big Ten Championship win over Minnesota their 7th in a row heading into the NCAA Tournament. Look for this hot Buckeyes squad to keep rolling into this year’s Final Four.
Midwest Region Notes: Georgetown (3) defeated the #1 seed in the West Region Syracuse Orange in the 1st round of the Big East Tournament Championship this past weekend. Georgia Tech (10) lost in the ACC Tournament Championship final to the #1 seed in the South Region Duke Blue Devils, so mark down the Yellow Jackets as a possible underdog in this region’s bracket. San Diego State (11) upset AP #8 ranked New Mexico to advance to the Mountain West Tournament final, and beat UNLV (8) in that final by a score of 55-45 on the weekend. Kansas has been ranked #1 for most of the season, and is clearly the best team coming out of the Big 12, so don’t be surprised to see the 2008 Tournament Champions advance from this Midwest Region.
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