We are one day away from the REAL start of the tournament and the time to get your bracket in is winding down. Everyone has their own strategies when filling out brackets and we have ours as well. One thing we are not going to do is get sucked in by those teams that have two left feet in the big dance. Similar to most of our one night stands we have been burnt by these teams before and they have left our brackets looking like one of our tests from college. Without further adieu, fuck these teams:
Notre Dame: Believe it or not Notre Dame might be worse in the NCAA tournament then they are in bowl games. Since 2007 these ballers with overgrown buzz cuts have gone 2-5 in the tourney. Four of those losses have come with them as a lower seeded team highlighted by their 2nd round loss in 2010 as the #2 seed to the #10 seed Florida State. Buckeye fans, go ahead and familiarize yourselves with Iowa State.
Georgetown: This team gets upset more than a girl who’s ragging. Since 2008 the Hoyas are 2-4 in the dance. All four losses came with them as the lower seeded team. In 2008 they were the #2 seed and they lost to #10 seed Davidson. In 2010 they were the #3 seed and lost to #14 seeded Ohio in the first round. In 2011 the were the #6 seed and they lost to #11 seeded VCU in the first round. Finally, last year as the #3 seed they lost in the 2nd round to #11 seeded NC State. If you’re looking for the upset of the tournament take a gamble on Florida Gulf Coast.
Missouri: Six times since 2000 the Tigers have been either one and done or none and done. On top of that this team of busters got knocked off as the #2 seed by #15 Norfolk State. Avoid this bracket killer at all costs.
Temple: This seems like a know-brainer, but the Owls get slammed in the tourney more than a Kardashian at the Apollo. Since 2008 Temple has gone 1-5. In 2010 they fell to #12 Cornell and in 2012 they fell victim again to the #12 seed South Florida Bulls. This team is the definition of the kiss of death.
UNLV: The Running Rebels struggle in the tournament more than homeless crack addict looking for their next fix. UNLV is 0-3 since 2010 in the tournament. The last 3 years they have lost as an eight seed twice (2010 and 2011) and as a six seed in 2012. Do what most fans of the rebels do and put all the money you have on whoever UNLV plays in the tournament.
Gonzaga: A classic cinderella story in the late 1990′s has turned to a horror story of late. The Zags have struggled in the 2000′s to find tourney wins. In 2002 they lost to #11 seed Wyoming, in 2004 they lost to #10 Nevada, in 2005 they lost to #6 Texas Tech, and in 2008 they lost to #10 Davidson. It’s a different animal to be the hunted rather that the hunter. The Zags come into this tournament as the #1 seed in the west, but don’t expect a long run, that bullseye on their back just got a little bit bigger.
Michigan: The Wolverines come into the 2012-2013 ncaa tournament ranked as a #4 seed. They have the big ten player of the year in Trey Burke and lead the nation in least amount of turnovers per game. They would appear to be a sexy pick to do some damage in the tournament, but history tells a different story. Since 1998 (4 appearances) that team up north has gone 2-3 and who can forget that loss to OHIO last year. We fully expect Michigan to bow out early in this tourney and aren’t overlooking the Jackrabbits.