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March 15, 2011 at 7:32 AM

Advice to help you make your last-minute NCAA tourney picks

There’s lots of so-called experts out there to help you in your NCAA tournament office pool.
Here’s a sampling.
Danny O’Neil reminds everyone: “Of the Final Four teams, 77.9% began the tournament seeded No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3.” He also writes: “the tournament isn’t more unpredictable than ever. In fact, it’s less so.”
— Got to add a shameless plug for the Seattle Times Hoops Hysteria. I’ll create an account today for a group and we can track how we’re doing in the tournament.
Dick Fain at KJR-AM handicaps the top 20 teams.
Peter Tiernan at CBS.com has a formula that will make you a winner.
— ESPN.com offers tons of information, including this piece from Andy Katz that takes an overview of the bracket. He writes: “Isaiah Thomas proved he can be like Kemba Walker and Fredette, and make game-winning shots. Who takes that shot for Georgia?”
— The guys at SI.com make their picks. Luke Winn is a statistics fanatic and he does a nice job breaking down the bracket. The only problem: You need a MIT degree to understand what he’s saying.
Mike DeCourcy at the Sporting News reveals his bracket.
Foxsports.com offers the garden variety of information. Nothing out of the box. But it’s worth a glance.
— On its paysite, ESPN.com has a bracket predictor that simulates games. Washington is a 70, 72 and 75 percent winner as determined by three simulators.
Accuscore.com is another pay site that’s a comprehensive site that gives the point spreads, analysis and projections.

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