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TCR Bracketology 2/2: Snow Day Predictions

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The cold never bothered us anyway...

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With the 5th biggest snowstorm hitting the Chicago-land area, we decided to take a look at the NCAA Tournament AND the Big Ten Tournament predictions.  Keep in mind, that we still have 6 weeks of basketball till the tournament bracket is announced...but it's going to be here before you know it!

First, let's look at the NCAA Tournament:

(1) Midwest Bracket
Cleveland, OH

(2)West Bracket
Los Angeles, CA

(3) East Bracket
Syracuse, NY

(4) South Bracket
Houston, TX

Louisville, KY
Seattle, WA
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
#1 Kentucky Wildcats #1 Arizona Wildcats #1 Virginia Cavaliers #1 Wisconsin Badgers
#16 St. Francis / E Washington #16 North Florida #16 Coastal Carolina / Texas Southern #16 Colgate Raiders
#8 Colorado State Rams #8 Stanford Cardinals #8 Texas Longhorns #8 San Diego State Aztecs
#9 Indiana Hoosiers #9 Louisiana State Tigers #9 Michigan State Spartans #9 Georgia Bulldogs
Seattle, WA
Columbus, OH
Louisville, KY
Jacksonville, FL
#5 Baylor Bears #5 Ohio State Buckeyes #5 West Virginia Mountaineers #5 Butler Bulldogs
#12 BYU Cougars #12 Temple Owls/ Buffalo Bulls #12 Yale Bulldogs #12 Texas A&M Aggies/ Oklahoma State Cowboys
#4 Oklahoma Sooners #4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish #4 Wichita State Shockers #4 VCU Rams
#13 S.F. Austin Lumberjacks #13 Iona Gales #13 Wisconsin Green-Bay #13 Murray State Racers
Columbus, OH
Jacksonville, FL
Portland, OR
Pittsburgh, PA
#6 Southern Methodist #6 Maryland Terrapins #6 Northern Iowa #6 Georgetown Hoyas
#11 Iowa Hawkeyes #11 Florida Gators #11 Davidson Wildcats #11 Dayton Flyers
#3 Iowa State Cyclones #3 North Carolina Tar Heels #3 Utah Utes #3 Louisville Cardinals
#14 Wofford Terriers #14 Georgia State Panthers #14 UC Irvine Anteaters #14 William&Mary Tribe
Omaha, NE
Portland, OR
Omaha, NE
Pittsburgh, PA
#7 Cincinnati Bearcats #7 Arkansas Razorbacks #7 Xavier Cavaliers #7 Providence Friars
#10 Tulsa Golden Hurricane #10 Old Dominion #10 Ole Miss Rebels #10 Seton Hall Pirates
#2 Duke Blue Devils #2 Gonzaga Bulldogs #2 Kansas Jayhawks #2 Villanova Wildcats
#15 South Dakota St. #15 New Mexico St. #15 NC Central Eagles #15 Albany Great Danes

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Bids by conference:

BIG12, SEC 7
Big East, B1G 6
ACC 5
AAC 4
PAC12, A10 3
Mtn. West, MVC, WCC 2
CUSA, MAC, OVC, Others 1

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And if the Big Ten Tournament started TODAY...here's what it would look like:

#9 Illinois Fighting Illini Winner of #9/#8 Game
#8 Iowa Hawkeyes #1 Wisconsin Badgers
#13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Thursday 3/12 11:00am BTN
Friday 3/13 11:00amCT ESPN
#12 Penn State Nittany Lions Winner of #13/#12 Game Winner of MSU/#13-#12 Game Winner of Friday Game 1
Wednesday 3/11 3:30pmCT ESPN2
#5 Michigan State Spartans #4 Indiana Hoosiers Winner of Friday Game 2 Winner of Semifinal Game 1
25 min after Game 1 BTN
25 min after Game 1 ESPN
Saturday 3/14 Noon CT CBS
Winner of Semifinal Game 2
#14 Northwestern Wildcats #10 Nebraska Cornhuskers Winner of #10/#7 Game Winner of Friday Game 3
Selection Sunday 3/15 2:30pmCT CBS
#11 Minnesota Golden Gophers #7 Michigan Wolverines #2 Maryland Terrapins Winner of Friday Game 4
Wednesday 3/11 7:00pmCT BTN
Thursday 3/12 5:30pmCT ESPN2
Friday 3/13 5:30pmCT BTN
25 min after Semifinal Game 1 CBS
Winner of #14/#11 Game Winner of Purdue/#14-#11 Game
#6 Purdue Boilermakers #3 Ohio State Buckeyes
25 min after Game 3 ESPN2
25 min after Game 3 BTN