Taylor’s Thursday Picks
The first Thursday of the NCAA tournament used to be my favorite day of the year in sports. At 12pm you knew the Dance was about to begin. But with these stupid Tuesday and Wednesday play in/first round snooze fests its made Thursday not feel as special. Also, I don’t like four different networks, either. I liked Greg Gumbel interrupting my game to show me another that’s more competitive. I liked every game on CBS with 4 different things going on at the same time. It was part of the madness. But all of that is gone now with TruTV (I still have no idea what channel it is), TBS (Very Funny), and TNT (We Know Drama) sharing the load. But I’m still excited and ready to make my picks. But its no longer the best day of the year in sports. That’s coming up on the second Sunday in April.
1215- West Va vs Clem CBS- Clemson will be too tired. WVU
12:40-Butler vs ODU truTv- The Monarchs end any talk of another Bulldog run
1:40- Notre Dame vs Akron TBS- Irish all day long
2:10- Temple vs Penn St TNT- I’m taking Fran Dunphy’s mustache and the Owls
245- Kentucky vs Princeton CBS- I think it’ll be close but I’ve got the Cats
310- Pitt vs. UNC-A truTV- Happy that Coach Biedenbach got a win but he won’t get 2
4:10- A&M vs FSU TBS- Chris Singleton’s defense is the difference. Noles win.
4:40 San Diego St vs. No Colorado TNT- SD State rolls.
6:50- Florida vs UCSB on TBS- Gators shouldn’t have any trouble. Might regret saying that.
7:15- BYU vs Wofford on CBS- The Jimmer will get one win but that might be it. BYU
720- UConn vs Bucknell on TNT- Huskies might be tired but will win.
727- Wisconsin vs Belmont on truTV- close call but Badgers
920- UCLA vs Mich St on TBS- The Bruins end any Izzo run in 2011
945- St. John’s vs Gonzaga on CBS- The Johnnies return won’t last long. Zags win
950- Cincy vs Mizzu on TNT- Could all the other jobs distract Mike Anderson? UC wins.
957- Kansas St vs Utah St on truTV- Pullen and K St win with ease.