Columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden released their annual March Madness brackets Tuesday, and neither of them picked a Big 12 team to win the title. Cedric went for a No. 1 seed, but slightly against the grain with Oregon. Kirk decided the title will land with Sparty and the Tom Izzo-led Michigan State squad.
How far do both of them think Shaka Smart’s Texas squad will go in the tourney? Here’s what they had to say about the Longhorns’ chances:
“Then there’s the old homer credo: I have to pick my team to reach the Final Four because, heaven forbid, I go with logic and miss out on an epic run.
That means you, Texas fan. You’re in an Oklahoma City minefield with Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Shaka Smart’s former Virginia Commonwealth team. The Horns are a sentimental favorite because of their area code and their extremely likable head coach who has led a previous team to special places in March.
The Horns just don’t seem healthy enough to make a real run at Houston, but I expect them to improve upon’s last season’s one-and done.”
“(I) Like Texas’ chances to win one to cap off a terrific first year for Shaka Smart, then the Longhorns get knocked off by the (Texas A&M) Aggies.
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