Mar 14, 2012; Dayton, OH, USA; Vermont Catamounts players go up for the opening jump ball against the Lamar Cardinals during the first round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Dayton Arena. Vermont defeated Lamar 71-59. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
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But, before you get started, here are a couple upset picks to look out for. Normally, its the 12 seeds to look out for, but with teams like Vanderbilt, New Mexico, Temple, and Wichita St. playing extremely well, I'd switch my focus over to the 6/11 games. Colorado, the Pac12 champ, is peaking at the right time, and in my opinion, all of the 11 seeds are capable of upsets.
If you're looking for the home run upset, I'd turn my attention to the 13 seeds New Mexico St. and Montana, and the 14 seed Belmont. New Mexico St. and Montana are playing extremely well, and Belmont has shown its ability since day 1, losing to Duke and Memphis by narrow margins. Of course, there will be upsets that no one will ever predict, but that's all a part of the madness. Good luck on your bracket, and don't miss on out the $5 million!!
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