Every weekend we pick the winners to the weekend’s hottest matchups. And then maybe one or two others. Home team in ALL CAPS.
Friday: Utah (-1) over Arizona. A lot of people are wondering how Arizona got into the tournament. I am one of them.
Boston College (+2.5) over Southern Cal. Bill Simmons has BC in his Final Four! What a level-headed choice!
Xavier (-10.5) over Portland State. I have Xavier in my Sweet Sixteen, which means they’ll probably lose.
Saturday (no lines): Western Kentucky over Gonzaga. Is there anyone that likes Gonzaga? No? Didn’t think so.
UCLA over Villanova. No insight here; this is a pure brand recognition pick.
Purdue over Washington Another Big Ten-Pac 10 matchup that nobody cares about.
Sunday: Japan over UNITED STATES. Someday we’ll care about international baseball, when it’s not preseason baseball played in different laundry.