UNC—Having defeated the hated Dookies at Cameron once again, I’m hoping that my ‘Heels can turn their momentum and improving health into a national championship. This guy to the left will have a lot to do with that, I’m sure.
Mississippi State—It’s that family loyalty thing. I hope the Bulldogs don’t end up in a region with UNC; that way I can still root for them to make the Final Four. The SEC West champions haven’t picked up much buzz in what seems to be widely perceived as a down year for the conference, but they might be able to put together a good tournament run.
UAB—It’s not looking so good after that terrible loss in the rematch with Memphis. Still, if the Blazers play their way into the C-USA Championship Game and don’t get blown out by Memphis then they have a pretty good chance of making it in. As long as Vaden is hot, they have a chance to make some noise, though I doubt they’ll go farther than the Sweet Sixteen.