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Upset Specials

Posted on: February 16, 2011 8:11 am
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!

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