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Bracket Bits: Five questions as you make your picks

March 19, 2019 Leave a comment

Dave2015As the Madness unfolds, and you ponder your picks for this year’s bracket, five quick questions come to mind  …

Which St. John’s team will show up?  Chris Mullen’s group has enough talent to reach the second weekend.  They’ve also been wildly erratic.  If the Red Storm show up interested and together, guard Shamorie Ponds can take over games.  If they show up merely hoping it goes well, and it doesn’t early, the Johnnies could just as easily exit stage left without much fanfare.

How will LSU handle its distractions?  By all accounts, head coach Will Wade won’t be on the sideline for the Tigers, who won a share of the SEC regular season title before being bounced by Florida in the SEC tournament quarterfinals.  The Tigers are talented enough to reach the Elite 8.  And if the events in Baton Rouge galvanize the Tigers, watch out. If not, they, too, could find their way back home by the end of the first weekend. Read more…