I’ll get right to it and finish up my brackets, starting with the Southwest Regionals in San Antonio.
Kansas (1) vs Boston U (16) I love the city, so Boston.
UNLV (8) vs Illinois (9) During the McCarthy era, Illinois was one of the few schools that did not require it’s faculty to sign loyalty oaths. Illinois
Vanderbilt (5) vs Richmond (12) Recently Virginia has chosen better senators than Tennessee,so Richmond.
Louisville (4) vs Morehead St. (13) The Presbyterian Church (USA) is headquartered in Louisville.
Georgetown (6) vs USC or VCU (11) Sorry VCU, but I can’t risk picking USC. Georgetown.
Purdue (3) vs St. Peter’s (14). I have a friend who went to Purdue, plus they have a cool mascot. Purdue
Texas A&M (7) vs Florida St.(10). Well, Bush’s home state or the state whose electoral votes he stole. Florida St.
Notre Dame (2) vs. Akron (15). ND gets too much attention already. Akron
Boston vs. Illinois Tough call, but I’m sticking with the leftists. Illinois.
Richmond vs. Louisville Without a PC(USA) mission program, I’d have never met Alissa. Louisville.
Georgetown vs Purdue What is a Hoya anyway? Of course, what’s a boilermaker? Still Purdue.
Florida St. vs. Akron I chose Florida as the lesser of two evils, so Akron.
Illinois vs Louisville Sticking with Obama’s home state. Illinois
Purdue vs Akron They build things and they’re a drink. What more could one wish for? Purdue
Illinois vs Purdue Okay, I’ve had enough of the witty(?) Boilermaker comments. I’m fickle. Illinois will go to the Final Four.
Last but not least, we journey to New Orleans for the Southeast Regionals/
Pittsburgh(1) vs UNC Asheville/Arkansas-Little Rock Rust belt vs South. No contest. Pittsburgh
Butler(8) vs Old Dominion(9) The Butler did it. Butler
Kansas St.(5) vs Utah St.(12) I had a classmate in college from Manhattan,KS. Kansas State
Wisconsin(4) vs Belmont (13) Do you really need to ask? Wisconsin
St. John’s(6) vs. Gonzaga(11) My brother in law is a Zag. Gonzaga
BYU (3) vs Wofford (14). I know nothing about Wofford. So I’ll pick Wofford.
UCLA(7) vs Michigan State(10). This is the closest think I have to a natural loyalty to a Div. 1 school UCLA.
Florida(2) vs. UCSB (15) U Can Study Buzzed. UCSB
Pittsburgh vs Butler. I’ll stick with steel town. Pittsburgh
Kansas State vs Wisconsin On Wisconsin!
Gonzaga vs Wofford. Sticking with the bulldogs. Gonzaga
UCLA vs UCSB Fight Fight Fight!!! UCLA
Pittsburgh vs Wisconsin I’ll quit badgering you for a guess. Wisconsin
Gonzaga vs UCLA Sorry Brother-in law. It’s my dad’s alma mater. UCLA
Wisconsin vs UCLA Sounds more like a Rose Bowl, doesn’t it? UCLA
Washington vs SDSU: Gotta go with the Dawgs. Washington
UCLA vs Illinois: Go Bruin. UCLA
UCLA will defeat Washington in an all PAC 10 Final!