I picked Gonzaga for two reasons - this game is a neutral site west of the Missouri River and it's at altitude, two things, which, IMO, tilt the advantage to Gonzaga. If this game were to take place in Kansas City or anywhere else east, I pick St. John's without hesitation. But I just don't think Denver will be a friendly place for St. John's.
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Who's it gonna be guys? The senior team that's never been? Or the always solid Mid-Major. I need to know this pick.
I'm going Gonzaga.
Although St. John's seems to be the smart pick (team experience factor, big Big East wins) and it seems like such an obvious idea to pick Gonzaga (back in its original "upset" role) ... I somehow don't trust most 6's to go more than one round and I figure at least one 11 seed is going to advance at least one round --- that's my gut feeling.
I also like Missouri over Cincy in the 11-6. I think that's more like an 8-9 matchup in disguise.
What? Gonzaga hasn't done anything in the tournament for about a decade now.
Exactly. This isn't the Gonzaga team of old. The last time I remember Gonzaga doing anything in the tournament is when they had a 17 point lead over UCLA and imploded down the stretch. It was kind of funny watching Adam Morrison crying like a little girl.
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