2010 Bracket Series: East Region- 2nd Round

The East Region 2nd round will present some interesting matchups. After dispatching East Tennessee State with ease, the Kentucky Wildcats face a team with a similar style to them in the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, but how much is drained from the Deacs emotional OT win over Texas? The Cornell Big Red took out the Temple Owls with ease, and if the Wisconsin Badgers look anything like they did against the Wofford Terriers, Cornell should have no problem with Wisconsin. Washington took out Marquette and will face the New Mexico Lobos, in an interesting matchup. Finally a very interesting matchup between the Missouri Tigers and West Virginia Mountaineers.

(1) Kentucky vs. (9) Wake Forest- These two teams are similar. They have quickness, they have size, and they have two of the fastest point guards in the college game right now in John Wall (Kentucky) and Ishmael Smith (Wake Forest). Kentucky’s size is much bigger than Wake’s w/ DeMarcus Cousins & Daniel Orton. UK should pull off the upset.

(4) Wisconsin vs. (12) Cornell- UPSET ALERT! The Big Red have a great inside-outside game, and if they continue the hot shooting and strong defensive play, Wisconsin is in trouble. The Badgers will have to guard the perimeter with no flaws if they want a chance to win.

(3) New Mexico vs. (11) Washington- Both teams haven’t played tough opponents all season, but the Huskies were tested against Marquette and passed. This is going to be a big test for the Lobos to make it to the Sweet 16. Are they up for the challenge?

(2) West Virginia vs. (10) Missouri- Missouri is definitely no Morgan State. With Mike Anderson’s 40 Minutes of Hell in effect, and the way Missouri exploded on Clemson, the Mountaineers can not have another 0-11 start like they did against Morgan State. If they do, Mizzou will definitely make them pay. West Virginia has more weapons though, and should pull it off at the end of the day.

Next on the Bracket Series: The South Region.

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