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Waltz of the hoops hysteria brought -- my muscle milk is powerful protein drinks and a ball -- Bryan Webber. Please be breaking down the brackets what our college basketball analyst Jon Crispin. Who played at Penn State and UCL a as a Johnny should that was covered from coast to coast that that might be asking too much less at the I've played on one coast and played on the other but asking me understand the whole country you're just out of your mind but seriously. This is the best time of year so I'm excited -- break this down talk about with the committee did right what they did wrong. They really get into let's get to a starting our journey through the tourney by taking a look at the top seeds. All Ohio State. Number one seed in the east in the Big Ten champs but top overall seed Kansas won the big twelve to jail to the top seed in the southwest region. Pitt won the big east regular season title the Panthers are the number one seed in the southeast. And defending NCA champions are going west did -- final top seed after impressive win over North Carolina. Into the ACC tournament -- John do you agree overall with the selection committee Notre Dame was also on the conversation to beyond that top line. Listen we're never gonna agree with a selection committee they never get right -- referees referee is never get it right and if you're Notre Dame. Let's have a look at Notre Dame probably has the easiest road to the elite 82 to probably face Kansas I mean look at this. Probably have to go through Purdue. I mean Texas a and M Florida State Notre Dame got lucky getting it to see why would you wanna be the number one seed where do you get all the prestige -- the stature being a -- compared you to Notre Dame what do you think the defending national champs -- got the topsy. You know it comes down to -- being in the ACC you have to still show love to be ACC the ACC has got it done every year they are the defending national champs -- champs we have everyone coming back. Kyle singular -- mean look at Nolan Smith this year this is a guy. -- -- of early in the season eight games into the season gets hurt he's out this was a guy who's going to be disarm. Nolan Smith taking over he has shown that as a senior leading this team. This is a team that can come back and repeat. Okay let's take a look at the big picture we've been saying all year long there's no dominant team right here parity but the autos big -- they flirted with a perfect regular season record the only defeat came on the road at Purdue and that Wisconsin. At Wisconsin everyone loses at Wisconsin. Have we not figured that out Bo Ryan knows how to win Wisconsin Ohio State is by far the best team in college right now. Without a doubt and Jared sellinger the star on that team -- sellinger 280 pounds this is a guy no one wants to get near -- he can stay out of foul trouble. They'll they'll go all the way undeniably the freshman of the year and all college basketball -- put you on the spot who -- the first number one seed to lose a member. A sixteen never beat a one what I gonna see Diana -- one right without a doubt without a doubt you're not. -- see is sixteen -- -- number one seed but I think pit. Looking the way they've played. They rely too much on on Wanamaker and Ashton Gibbs and that guard play they can't control the tempo like they used to. They used to really got to control the tempo Lisa just -- out and and just fight through and earned those wins. We can't do that anymore and didn't have to go to Kansas State. Wisconsin or Kansas State those two teams that I don't think they weren't quite as Wisconsin. For much better than they than they look obviously the other night against Penn State scored 33 points. Kansas State the team that blew -- Kansas they can do it again look for them to be real lesson that connect. In that bracket. Dallas welcome inbox sports dot com senior basketball writer Jeff Goodman Jeff what's your take on the top seed you told me yesterday you thought Notre Dame deserved to be our number one seed. Yeah I really do Roberts did not surprised because again and a cloud of the Blue Devils out. But you know what Notre Dame. Just so many wings against turner in teams are you look jambalaya and -- fourteen victories against NCAA tournament teams. I do without carrier ring I believe as worried jury gets Carolina won against temple to me clearly the -- -- neighbors Notre Dame. I think I got close in this one by Coach Mike Brey our former case is the guy gets gets kind of posed by his it. Former boss that's -- interesting subplot there let me ask you the same question I just -- John pulled the first top -- to go down. I think other duties include shuttles are. I think there there there kind of ripe to be out again unless carrier ring comes back which I don't think he's done it. This is a team it. Defensively they don't have a lot of what's beat there's so reliant on the reporter I think elusive Texas in the sweet sixteen and into the first number one seed to fall. Thanks Jeff we'll check back with you -- a few minutes jobless dissect the bracket starting in the east market one of eleven big east teams got in. They -- intriguing match up against Xavier. Well Marquette are Marquette team I think this should be the other way around it shouldn't be six. Verses eleven it should be Marquette six ranked team here. Mark -- Marquette without a doubt as the favorite here Buzz Peterson knows how to grind out games the real question is will he billikens are contained to -- to always scored twenty some points a game. Confident schoolwork but again like I said Marquette plays a buzz saw style defense. And knows how to grind out games that we don't -- watch 710 games usually spicy in terms of the seedings how about Washington in Georgia Huskies were that dramatic overtime win over Arizona the when the tax -- yes got to win the pac ten which was one of the most exciting games we've seen dropping all these conference tournaments. Isiah Thomas he's such a fun player to watch I think everyone's gonna be -- just to see what this guy does the real question is defensively. It can they stay out of Phelps publicists of the Washington had a problem -- all here. They get themselves and a foul trouble and without Isaiah Thomas on the floor they're just not the same team OK let's move west I think San Diego State don't really -- team as the two -- remember. The aztecs have never won a game in the NCAA tournament in the program's history I don't. Think Steve Fisher is concerned with that we have one bit of this is it different San Diego State team without a doubt I mean you look at this -- -- the most athletic San Diego State team we've ever seen and you look at that mountain west. The mountain west -- BYU both the losses coming to BYU by remember Davies was on hold on the fourth of those games of point. I mean this is a San Diego State team playing in the mountain west take you -- teams in the NCAA tournament here. Very strong teams so look for San Diego State I see -- cruising. All the way till the till the elite eight and playing in Tucson and potentially Anaheim here in Southern California -- in Duke in San Diego State you're in Anaheim. -- real juicy stuff in -- on outside about some of the particular matchup I know you have a personal connection. The Penn State taking on temple you know I hate to bring personal connections to attend the game here but the bottom line is. I love the way Penn State place temple knocked us out in the sweet sixteen when I was there so I do have a little bit of bitterness. Penn State knows how to make teams play. Bad basketball bottom line you look at what Wisconsin -- 33 points but it was costing the thirteenth ranked team in the nation. 33 points Penn State will grind you out and Ryan UF. Taylor -- knows how to score and it tells doing a great job feeding -- -- many fans look for the upset Indy 512. Dreaded match up. What about Arizona. And that is what Arizona in Memphis is just gonna just pastor is a guy who is an Arizona guy he was considered to get this job. I'm Sean Miller doing a great job and Arizona Derrick Williams. Player of the year in the pac ten. Dominates in the post he's not the kind of physical presence that -- soldiers but he has such good body control he could play all the way up and down before. Momo Jones young point guard get the job done taking care of the ball to look at that's. We Derrick Williams dominated the paint shooting 61% -- -- almost one point two game and almost nine rebounds a game. Get the job done and in the pac ten I mean let's let's be honest. Pac -- a lot stronger than anyone gave him credit for. Okay let's welcome back Jeff Goodman -- the field was expanded to 68 teams this year but there's always some grumbling. Which notable teams got -- I'm guessing Seth Greenberg is not happy at Virginia Tech. I talked to -- before the announcement about an hour before he is still pretty good you know cautiously optimistic game. You know he gets hosed again. For the third straight year this time he really didn't get -- I mean. Two meeting deserve -- may be your they have some quality wins you look at a school like you really be and how they got me. I honestly just beyond reproach. They didn't beat anybody all year best wind comes against you -- you may get absolutely manhandled quite cute. -- Georgia so I think Virginia Tech gets -- people. Complain about Colorado. Will be Kansas State 33 times this year. To me I suck Colorado object to crush at Harbour so the look test for me I would Colorado. Doesn't pass but again I would put Virginia Tech cannot -- and not Arabia who else got snubbed by the selection committee what about Harvard. Yeah I -- -- birdie the problem is again harder beat. BC and Colorado what are -- big wings in the you're one of them got on the field so it's probably aren't justified. -- crimson in there I might have -- personally. And they probably don't have the resume to support it but I love him I think it could have been dangerous -- -- I -- it starts. They have obviously sweet sixteen run last year. I would Mickey McConnell Matthew don't know what it's too bad -- gets Mickey McConnell is a foreign player to watch and I've actually gotten some done in the armor but again they didn't happen out there when he gets in John's earlier in the year old and a winner can jagr knows about it but that's a whole lot more that you're ready yet. Our Jeff thank you John let's head to the southwest of selection committee likes to great story lines Lon Kruger guiding UNLV gets another TB used to coach Illinois. Yeah absolutely Lon Kruger did a great job Illinois. He recruited big time players frank Williams Corey Bradford had really good teams -- became the Mike Davis Mike Tisdale three seniors that are in the mix right now. -- Bruce Weber trying to make one last run at it I think UNLV that's a great story line it's gives a lot of respect to the Mountain West Conference. But I see Illinois really -- for -- -- is going to be a tough team to beat for those seniors not trying to at least not trying to lose and in their careers that way okay let's say for the sake of argument USC emerges from the first four in Dayton. How do you think the men of Troy match up potentially against Georgia well I think what it comes does Chris Wright Chris -- right broken wrist -- broken -- I'm not sure what it was. They're saying that he's been participating this he's been participating in. And non contact drills and this is a big deal because Kevin O'Neal knows how to coach who knows how to control the game when he needs to. And without Chris Wright on the floor Georgetown is not the same team so John Thompson wants to see this kid back even if he's limited he controls the tempo I think. USC will will run away with things really if he's on the floor. If they get out of Ohio. They think it -- as the -- I went straight down the southeastern region still moral you know that's one of the best coaches nobody talks about Utah's they've won thirty games again this year to win the whacked. Can they hang with a top team in the big twelve in Kansas State no. Bottom line break it down. Al joins us I don't know if you don't look at Kansas State as the team that they can play like they did. When they blew up Kansas now what depends what Kansas State team shows up really. If Jacob -- shows up in Kansas State shows up the way they can not the team that lost to Colorado twice but the team that blew up Kansas ignore what the final four. Where does she UCLA in Michigan State in a 710 game but forget about history how about this match up this week well two of the best coaches. In the entire NCA tournament. Going head to head early first round UCLA Michigan State this is the final fourteen that's got everybody back and the way I look at dream on dream. And Reeves Nelson doesn't have two guys you really wanna pay attention to who we're all forgetting the fact that Kalin Lucas two years ago the Big Ten clear that your. I mean almost like he's nonexistent but really watched that bad matchup dream on dream and Reeves Nelson whoever gets in each other in a foul trouble first that team's gonna prevail. No doubt it should be a very good game now let's welcome back Jeff Goodman -- can you run through a list of players to watch throughout the tournament. Well everybody knows about ever for gay and Campbell walker and Olin Schmidt -- soldier. I give you your name's I'll watch out for why -- San Diego State sophomore torturer replaced as hard as anybody. Another guy on the West Coast Washington's Isaiah Thomas. We've seen his dramatics over the last week in terms of beating Arizona State in overtime to win the fact and not a tournament championships. Jordan Hamilton from Texas. He's the -- civil courts -- we're going -- probably the second best offense learning our country. Chandler Parsons of Florida. He's what makes the gators go to Iran and their offense through Chandler Parsons I think Billy Donovan to make -- run again and the last one to me Tyler Hansbrough his little brother. Shanahan throw Notre Dame absolutely love this kid doesn't look the part it's got an old school game but he really shoots it. I he's fiery like his brother plays with that separate -- And not any makes teammates better so those are you guys little bit under the radar -- the people need to watch. I Jeff job those players to watch this year will be spotlighted at the final four and the first four. Four games played Dayton Ohio on Tuesday and went to let me ask you this how did you -- -- be even get an attorney -- -- one ranked opponent. This year they did a great job -- -- one ranked opponent and they got blown out it was Duke they had no business even being in our game and it's interesting to see this is a team. Why are they in the NCAA tournament you leave up Colorado. Yet you put in UA BI team that really like we set. One good game schedule on your on your schedule. Losses the southern miss Memphis twice Tulsa at east Carolina in the in the tournament I mean this just doesn't make any sense and it comes down this. How many teams do we want to invite this morning he do we want to see the best teams compete for a championship. Or do we wanna make every what happens it seems like it's getting out of control the logic makes no sense what else standout to you when you break down the first two days a deterrent. Well I think USC played in the first day is an interesting thing. Because you're seeing a very well coached team and Kevin O'Neal does a great job finding his team's strengths and really exploiting. So it's one of those things where. To see USC competing in the first day you see at eleven seed in a twelve seed. Play in the first day to play -- play in game it doesn't make a lot of sense. But it will at least make me pay attention to that for a deal like the concept of the first four a lot of people think it's a novelty no it's an absolute novelty is getting out of control. Picked the right teams. Get a committee was some basketball people I mean I'm available. Aren't available -- but give the committee was some basketball people and make the right decisions don't bring in a VCU. And it any UAB and we got to Colorado or Virginia Tech. C'mon all right we need to hear from Jeff Goodman one final time Jeff let's skip the early rounds get right to the final four who's going to be playing in Houston in April. Carroll on one -- I have to Ohio State playing against Texas. -- in Houston down the road I think report this team is gonna get things in gear here Ohio State the favorite -- On the other side that changes planned against Pittsburgh just three number one seeds. I have a Ohio State playing Kansas in the championship game and I picked up by just before the season I'm gonna stick for them. I looked up -- and I think that all the pieces in place odd yards soldier down what makes a big difference and Aaron crowds. Probably one of its top point guards in the country freshman who just knows how to play his numbers don't support it he does everything. Yeah shooter John. YAB. I think that -- in in his seamer cut down the nets in years. Thank you Jeff so you've heard what Jeff thinks what about you -- with a final four teams in Houston with a chance to win it all well we talked about the number one overall seed that's the Ohio State Buckeyes without a doubt they will be playing in Houston without a doubt in my mind. They're too strong up front -- -- sellinger. John Ziegler won a fashion. Three point shooters we've ever seen in the Big Ten. David mighty William Buford these are seniors these are your experienced players and talk about experience in the NCAA tournament. That's what pushes teams forward what we've got to the west this is one this is the one bracket that I really so I'm scared because San Diego State. Is -- team that can play with anyone but I can't see him get by Duke Nolan Smith. Singular too strong the plot leads. They're really played very good basketball. And without them in the game I think he could -- -- -- six -- Ultimately -- San Diego State -- -- a -- enough to top seeds analyst he had just on top seeds and I hate to do this because it's so cheap you know to put three top seeds -- -- -- this so we're doing this like Kansas Kansas. This is just too good to count them out. I mean without a -- You can't take markets -- -- mores but they have played anywhere on the floor they can dominate physically. If they hit 10% of their three point shots Kansas and they'll be in the final four now be the one that I gotta say. I said earlier Pitt would be knocked out first and I stand by that and it's gonna be -- by Kansas State Kansas State is the team and we talked about this you know. If Jacob pullen shows up frank Marcus gonna get the job done it and if anybody that plays that he doesn't get it -- definitely looks like he's ever occur to. So look at Kansas State watch them -- -- opening round game will be key for that you tossed eight Boone could be a good test but it didn't get through that. I think you're gonna -- beat Wisconsin. I think the knocked it out. Great stuff I appreciate the inside but -- unit Danish chalk. Three top seasonal final four -- all -- on the whole week I know what you know each. -- -- I'm a numbers guy I look at them put it together that's was gonna happen we appreciate it sites that -- for this initiative hopes of Dara we're back next week recapping the first week. -- DN CAA tournament for Jon Crispin. And Jeff Goodman caught Bryan Webber enjoyed the madness everybody this clip was brought to you by muscle now gets powerful pro team. Drink. Evolved.