NCAA Tournament Surprises & Busts: Writers' Picks

    
March 16th, 2009

Having trouble filling out your bracket? CHN writers share their Tourney predictions to help you out.

 

Cinderella: Teams that are 11 seeds or below.

Bust: 6 seeds or better that have the best shot of bouncing out early.

Semi-Surprise: The writer's highest seeded team they have projected to make the Elite Eight.

Breakout Star: Little known players that could help lead their teams to surprising March success.

 

  Jeff Borzello Jason Brubaker Dan Daitchman

Cinderella

VCU (11)

WKU (12)

VCU (11)

Bust

Syracuse

Illinois

Kansas

Semi-Surprise

Arizona St (6)

Kansas (3)

Arizona St (6)

Breakout Star

DeMarre Carroll

Missouri

Daniel Hackett

USC

Kenny Hasbrouck

Siena

 

 

  Jeff Fox Raphielle Johnson Kevin McNeill

Cinderella

Utah St (11)

Arizona (12)

VCU (11)

Bust

Illinois

Kansas

Michigan St

Semi-Surprise

Syracuse (3)

West Virginia (6)

Florida St (5)

Breakout Star

Gary Wilkinson

Utah St

Ben Woodside

NDSU

Eric Maynor

VCU

 

  Shawn Siegel Joel Welser Joey Whelan

Cinderella

Utah St (11)

Dayton (11)

VCU (11)

Bust

Kansas

Kansas

Michigan St

Semi-Surprise

Wake Forest

Villanova (3)

Florida St (5)

Breakout Star

Gary Wilkinson

Utah St

Chris Wright

Dayton

Larry Sanders

VCU

 

Also: Writers' Predictions: Final Four