Instant Impressions: West Region
1. Arizona vs. 16. Weber State
-Weber State is famous for being Damian Lillard’s alma mater but wont be famous for being the first 16 seed to upset a 1 seed.
2. Wisconsin vs. 15. American University
-American won the Patriots League this season, but that’ll be it.
3. Creighton vs. 14. UL Lafayette
-The Ragin’ Cajuns have future NBA point guard Elfried Payton who can single handedly beat Creighton, but Doug McDermott will be too much
4. San Diego State vs. 13 New Mexico St.
-SDSU goes from losing to New Mexico in the conference title game to playing New Mexico St. in the first round
5. Oklahoma vs. 12. North Dakota State
-Upset alert: NDSU has the size and experience to give Oklahoma trouble
6. Baylor vs. 11. Nebraska
-Upset Alert: Look out for Nebraska and Terran Petteway to make some noise. They have quality wins this year.
7. Oregon vs. 10. BYU
-The Ducks are better than their record and their multiple scoring options will give BYU fits
8. Gonzaga vs. 9. Oklahoma State
-Oklahoma State is a much different team with Marcus Smart and Gonzaga’s resumé doesn’t stack up.