If you want some upset specials / bracket busters for your office pool, I have a couple for you. Keep in mind, I am not considering teams from Conference USA, Atlantic 10, Mountain West, or Missouri Valley. Not to say they wouldn't be upsets, but these are well-established conferences with the ability to beat anyone . It wouldn't be much of an upset special to pick Xavier to beat Illinois - know what I mean? So, here are some true little guys who could win a game or two and become this year's cinderella:
BELMONT : Will probably be a 14 or 15 seed, but I don't care. Three of the four games they have lost have come against Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee - all on the road; all close games. The second loss to Tennessee was by one point. On a neutral floor against an overconfident, underachieving, big conference team (can you say "Georgetown?"), they could spell trouble and demolish some brackets early.
COASTAL CAROLINA : One of their two losses was at Georgetown. They have also beaten Charlotte and LSU - two big conference schools. I would take them in a heartbeat as a #14 seed to knock off a #3 seed like Texas A&M or Arizona or Wisconsin. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!