Last year, I picked Davidson all the way until their loss in the Elite Eight. I won $5 from a coworker who couldn’t fathom the mighty Hoyas of Georgetown falling at the hands of Stephen Curry’s Wildcats. The rest of my bracket was nothing special, but I found the big upset and rode it deep into the tourney, which is more than a lot of people can say. That’s why I’m here to reveal this year’s big upset, a couple smaller upsets, and some upsets you need to resist picking.
Advantage higher seed
#8 Ohio State vs. #9 Siena, Midwest Region. A lot of pseudo-experts are picking Siena in this matchup of middle seeds. They’re the smaller school that has Cinderella potential, especially against a so-so Buckeyes squad. But while Ohio State is no threat to go deep into the tournament this year, they should be able to stop the Saints, who have zero wins over Top 25 opponents this season (they’ve lost to all the big-name teams they’ve played, unless you count Northern Iowa as a big-name team). Plus, they’ll have the home crowd to help them out. This game is being played in Dayton, Ohio, so expect a large, loud contingent of Buckeye fans to be in attendance. It’s no contest, Ohio State pulls this one out.