Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Dive into This Pool Analysis

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Dive into This Pool Analysis

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Before we fill out our NCAA Tournament brackets, let's first

take a look at the NIT pairings:

Ok, now on to the NCAAs.

You've got your office pool in front of you, you're confused,

you've never seen most of the teams play, yet the guy with the

stalecoffee breath in shipping is demanding your $15 entry fee


Don't panic, that's what your trusty T-U sports columnist is

here for . . . to guide you through these trying times.

As a public service, I bring to you the MPI . . . Mikey's

Predictions & Inanities.

Let's start with the MIDWEST REGIONAL, shall we?

Highlights: Dick Vitale says Kansas will win it all. . . .

After returning from a five-day drinking binge, members of the

NCAA Selection Committee are asked about Florida State's

invitation to the dance. Says one stunned committee member: "We

let WHO in?" . . . Dick Vitale says Purdue will win it all. . .

. Prairie View, with an RPI rating of 263 out of 305 Division I

schools, meets Kansas in the first round. Early in the game, the

Panthers curl up in the fetal position and say: "Mommie, make

these bad men stop blocking our shots."

Upsets: Florida State over TCU. . . . Detroit over St. Johns. .

. . One of Billy Tubbs' players graduating.

Coolest name: Marvin Gay, forward Murray State.

Regional final: Purdue over Ole Miss.


Highlights: Dick Vitale says Duke will win it all. . . . After

Kentucky destroys South Carolina State 95-40 in the first round,

UK fans call talk-radio shows and complain: "Our warmups were

wrinkled." . . . In a first-round matchup in Atlanta, Miami,

making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1960, meets

UCLA. UM faithful car pool to Atlanta in new VW Beetle. . . .

Michigan's Robert "Tractor" Traylor is named the third-largest

freestanding edifice in all of metropolitan Atlanta, right

behind Stone Mountain and the Georgia Dome. . . . Dick Vitale

says Michigan will win it all. . . . Dick Vitale says Kentucky

will win it all.

Coolest name: Ali Ton, guard Davidson.

Upsets: Iona over Syracuse. . . . Traylor passing up buffet in

tournament hospitality room. …

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