Temple v California/South Florida Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets
In this post, we preview the Midwest Region’s 5-12 matchup between Temple out of the Atlantic 10 and the 12th-seeded winner of Wednesday night’s First Four game between California and South Florida.
We know there is at least one 5-12 upset every year, so Andy has ranked the upset potential among the four 5-12 matchups, starting with the one he thinks is most likely. (But truth be told, he actually doesn’t love any of these…)
Every year, a 12-seed upsets a 5-seed. That’s why the first rule of NCAA Tournament bracket predicting is: thou shalt predict a 12 seed to beat a 5 seed. In this post I’ll analyze the 5-12 matchups and tell you which ones are good upset picks and which ones are not, and then we’ll crowdsource opinions from everyone.
The Pac-12 has served as the go-to punchline in college hoops this season, but there is a lot on the line when the Pac-12 Tournament starts on Wednesday. No team is a lock to make the tournament, and four squads will be fighting for their at-large lives.