2013 NCAA Tournament Video: Three Bold Predictions For the Sweet 16
No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast Will Beat No. 3 Florida
Cinderella is still wearing the glass slipper. Florida Gulf Coast became the first 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 in NCAA Tournament history on Sunday and why stop the hype now? Sure, Florida is the favorite and the top dog within the state, but if we have learned anything within the last week, it is don’t underestimate the Eagles. Dunk City will be in full effect again and if the Gators don’t limit Florida Gulf Coast’s transition game, the Eagles will move onto the Elite 8.
Two No. 1 Seeds Will Go Down
The top seed in the South Region is on upset alert. That of course is the Kansas Jayhawks, who must square off against No. 4 Michigan. However, what if not only one, but two No. 1 seeds went down in the Sweet 16 round? Can the Wolverines really pull the upset of Kansas? Will No. 12 Oregon shock the college basketball world and take down the hottest team in the tournament in Louisville? Or, what about Syracuse and their chances against Indiana? This tournament has certainly been unpredictable and these No. 1 seeds always have a target on their back.
Two Double Digit Seeds Will Advance to the Elite 8
There are three separate options remaining for this prediction to happen. No. 13 LaSalle, No. 12 Oregon and No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast are all playing for a chance to advance to the Elite 8. Yet, what if two double digits seeds advance forward with another set of upsets? Well, Oregon would have to play their best game of the season having to face No. 1 Louisville and Florida Gulf Coast would have to shock the world yet again and take out No. 3 Florida, but don’t count either situation out. Then there’s the under-the-radar Cinderella. LaSalle will face off against No. 9 Wichita State and they have the chance to advance to their first Elite 8 since 1955. Can multiple double digit seeds keep their Cinderella stories alive later this week? We will find out.