Louis Vuitton's Picks for March Madness Pt1. Washington Region

As the brackets for the NCAA March Madness tournament have been released, I will release my picks for each region. Today I am releasing part 1 of my picks for the Washington DC(East) Region.

The following are my picks for the first round:

No. 1 Connecticut Huskies vs. No. 16 Albany Great Danes
Pick: Connecticut
UConn is just such a great team that I cannot see Albany being much of a challenge for them. Easy pass to round two.

No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers Vs. No. 15 Winthrop Eagles

Pick: Winthorp
I know what you are all thinking, The No. 2 ranked team is going to get knocked out of the first round by the No. 15th seed? Well, Yes! Despite Tennessee having the edge in offense, especially with their exceptional 3-point shooting, Winthorp’s hard nose man-to-man defence will be too hard to get past giving Winthorp the edge over the Vols.

No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 14 Murray State Racers
Pick: North Carolina
NC is just too deep of a team for Murray. Despite a great Defence from Murray, they dont have tons of scoring power and that will give NC the advatange.

No. 4 Illinois Illini Vs. No. 13 Air Force Falcons
Pick: Air Force
Air Force is going to give Illinois a run for their money in this game. Both teams play well on the D, so expect a low scoring game, but after having sub par year as to previous expectations for Illinois, look for Air Force to take this game.

No. 5 Washington Huskies Vs. No. 12 Utah State Aggies
Pick: Washington
With a great defence and strong rebounding, Washington should be able to push their way into the next round against a weaker Utah team.

No. 6 Michigan St. Spartans Vs. No. 11 George Mason Patriots
Pick: Michigan St.
Michigan St. is one of the best offensive teams in this tournament and look for Davis and Brown to pick up the slack for the teams inconsistent D in this game and beat the Patriots who have been hit with the injury bug hard this season and have a lack of depth on their team.

No. 7 Wichita State Shockers Vs. No. 10 Seton Hall Pirates
Pick: Seton Hall
Wichita is not very good at the defensive game giving the veteran laden Seaton Hall the advantage. This should make for an interesting game. Since no team really has a clear cut edge over the other, look for the Pirates to emerge as they have a veteran team that can produce when under pressure.

No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats Vs. No. 9 UAB Blazers
Pick: Kentucky
UAB is a small team compared to the rest in this tourney, and Kentucky has out rebounded most teams in their games this year. Look for that to be a key factor to a Kentucky win.

Well those are my picks for the East, check back soon for the rest of the installments and get my picks for the other 3 regions.

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