The NCAA Tournament made its triumphant return last year after the 2020 tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. While the virus is still making a dent on society, it is not as pronounced, meaning not only will the tournament truck on, but fans will be back in the stands as well. What else will be back are plenty of friends, colleagues, and so-called ‘analysts’ pretending to know everything the Longwood Lancers and the Chattanooga Mocs. I just so happen to be one of those people. So take my words for it and not anyone else’s and read how I’ve got the 2022 NCAA Tournament going down!
ROUND OF 64
1 Gonzaga vs 16 Georgia State
Ron Hunter is not falling off a stool through that door and neither is his son Ron Hunter Jr. Gonzaga wins.
8 Boise State vs 9 Memphis
Penny Hardaway and his crew have righted the ship since an early struggle; Memphis has played like a top ten team since February 1st. One problem though: turnovers. They average 16.4 turnovers a game as a team, the fifth most in the country. Jalen Duren is a force defensively and a likely top-ten NBA draft pick. Memphis’ turbulent guard play could lead to a Boise State win but I’m going with the better talent coalescing as a team at the right time.
5 UConn vs 12 New Mexico State
Look, I don’t know much about New Mexico State, but I do know they’re good, are a constant in the tournament, and have a pair of excellent guards in Teddy Allen and Sir’Jabari Rice (that I totally didn’t discover off of ESPN’s Tournament Challenge blurbs for each team). But, UConn is a sturdy defensive team (35th in KenPom’s defensive efficiency metric) with a steady leader at the helm in RJ Cole. I think UConn’s steady hand on both ends of the floor propels them to a win. It can’t hurt they’re playing in nearby Buffalo, NY either.
4 Arkansas vs 13 Vermont Catamounts
No, Arkansas is not losing to Vermont, and if you have this upset then I punish you to walk to the nearest body of water. Can you tell I’m from Fayetteville, Arkansas, and am an Arkansas alum?
6 Alabama vs 11 Notre Dame
Alabama is perhaps the most volatile team in the tournament. They can beat anyone, evidenced by wins over Gonzaga, Baylor, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Houston. They can also lose to anyone, evidenced by Ls against Iona, Davidson, Memphis, Vanderbilt, and Missouri. The anybody they drew seems like a tough out. From Chip Jones: 45.4% of Alabama’s offense comes via transition or spot-ups. Notre Dame is good at defending both. It may have taken double overtime to beat Rutgers, but Notre Dame is in the field and has a good matchup. I’m going with the Irish.
3 Texas Tech vs 14 Montana State
Texas Tech is the best defensive team in the country in KenPom’s metrics. Their offense is not the most innovative have plenty of creators around the floor, most notably big man Bryson Williams and NBA prospect Terrence Shannon Jr. An upset would not totally knock my socks off but I think Tech wins handily.
7 Michigan State vs 10 Davidson
I’m just glad Davidson made it as an at-large despite not being in a power conference and losing their conference title game. Davidson is one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country based on three-point percentage (38.6%). Michigan State is in the top half of teams in the country in threes allowed per game (22.5). On top of that, Michigan State ranks 290th in the country in points allowed per possession (1.008) on shots off screens. That *just* so happens to be a healthy portion of how Davidson gets some of their shots off. Also, there’s a revenge game on foot. Davidson’s point guard Foster Loyer was a Michigan State Spartan the four years before this season. It can’t help the Spartans that one of their own who knows how and why they play defense a certain is now on the opposition. Davidson has a de facto home game too with this game being played in South Carolina. This can go either way; I can see Bob McKillop run circles around Tom Izzo. I can also see Michigan State’s length and athleticism engulf Davidson. A few more things tilt towards Davidson though so I’ll take them.
2 Duke vs 15 Cal State Fullerton
Could you imagine how great it would be if Mike Krzyzewski followed up losing his last home game ever by losing another 2-15 first-round matchup? That would be unbelievable. It isn’t going to happen though. But one can dream.
1 Arizona vs 16 Wright State
Yeah, Arizona’s winning this one.
8 Seton Hall vs 9 TCU
The line on this game is currently TCU -1. Who could’ve imagined an 8-9 matchup being a toss-up? I’ll admit I haven’t watched Seton Hall all that often but I did watch them nearly drop a game against a Georgetown team that was winless in conference, while Mike Miles and the Horned Frogs notched wins against Kansas and Texas within a week. I’m a big fan of Miles and his ability to control the pace and generate great looks on offense for his teammates. I think he’s the edge in this one.
5 Houston vs 12 UAB
Houston is the fourth-best team in the country according to KenPom and one of only five teams in the top 20 of both offensive and defensive efficiency. UAB is a dangerous team but this is a bad matchup for them. I’m taking Houston.
4 Illinois vs 13 Chattanooga
It’s rare that a mid-major could have a size advantage but that might be the case here. Illinois plays three guards frequently; of Illinois’ top 7 players in minutes per game, three of them are at least 6’6” tall and two are at least 6’10”. Kofi Cockburn (7’0” 285 pounds) is a mountain masquerading as a man but Chattanooga has former Kansas Jayhawk Silvio De Sousa (remember him? Yeah, he’s a Moc now. Sure, why not!) who stands at 6’9” 250 pounds. Yes, it’s a size advantage but I think De Sousa can hold up *enough.* Illinois forces the 37th-fewest turnovers per game in the country, which means Chattanooga won’t be running into an immovable object. I worry about Illinois’ late-game execution and if Cockburn can man the paint defensively. On top of it, I’m scarred from Illinois’ tournament meltdown last year. I’m probably wrong here but I’m rolling with the Mocs, partly because it is fun to say Mocs. Mocs!
6 Colorado State vs 11 Michigan
Here’s March Madness in a nutshell: many were skeptical if Michigan should’ve even made the tournament. They have 14 losses; Colorado State has just five. And yet, the Wolverines are 2.5 point favorites. I guess, but I still like the Rams. I very much like David Roddy, Colorado State’s point forward who reminds me a ton of a favorite former NBA player of mine: Boris Diaw. He can stretch the floor, pass out of the post, and is sturdy as a post defender despite being only 6’5”. But he’s 255 pounds; Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson is 260. If Dickinson scores over the top of him then so be it (Colorado State has another player who gets minutes in Dischon Thomas who is 6’9” 232 pounds and will get some time on Dickinson and Moussa Diabate too). Both Michigan and Colorado State have stylistic advantages to attack but I like Colorado State to plug the holes in their ship better than Michigan. I’ll take the ‘upset’ here I guess.
3 Tennessee vs 14 Longwood
Tennessee is on a heater right now. While I’m not the biggest fan of theirs, I can definitely say they will win.
7 Ohio State vs 10 Loyola Chicago
On paper, this seems like a bad matchup for Ohio State. According to Chip Jones, Loyola poses stylistic problems for Ohio State on both the offensive and defensive sides of the floor. I’m taking Ohio State, however, for a multitude of reasons: 1) they have two eventual pros in EJ Liddell and Malakai Branham, and 2) I am fucking sick of Sister Jean. Sorry, America! Run something else to the ground! Ohio State notoriously lost to Oral Roberts last year in the first round, but they didn’t have Branham, a dynamic two-way guard who I’m thinking puts his name on the map during this tournament. I’m on the Buckeyes.
2 Villanova vs 15 Delaware
Sorry, Blue Hens. Villanova wins this one.
1 Kansas vs 16 Texas Southern
Rock Chalk Jayhawk baby.
8 San Diego State vs 9 Creighton
Creighton is the 18th best defense in the country according to KenPom; San Diego State is second. The Aztecs’ defense is the better unit, and I think they ride it to a win.
5 Iowa vs 12 Richmond
Props to Richmond for finding a way to win their conference tournament. The run was admirable but it ends against Iowa’s high-powered offense led by potential lottery pick Keegan Murray.
4 Providence vs 13 South Dakota State
Remember that stat about Illinois generating the 37th-fewest turnovers in the country? Well, the Providence Friars generate the 33rd-fewest turnovers. That is not great when going up against the 12th-best offensive team in the country and *the* best three-point shooting team by percentage in the country. Providence also finished 11-2 in games decided by five points or less. You could luck at that and say that’s a team that knows how to win close games, but that also is not exactly sustainable. KenPom has Providence as the luckiest team in the nation, perhaps propelling them into a seed they likely don’t deserve to be. Vegas sees through that, though, as the Friars are only 2-point favorites. According to ESPN’s Chris Fallica, no 4 seed has ever been that low of a favorite and the two that were 2.5 point favorites both lost outright. Give me all the Jackrabbits humanly possible.
6 LSU vs 11 Iowa State
Here’s a couple of things about LSU: they turn the ball over the 38th-most in college basketball and they just fired their head coach. One doesn’t seem to gel with the other. On top of that, Iowa State forces the 13th-most turnovers in the country. LSU, however, forces the fourth-most. The game is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Hilton Magic travels well. I think the Cyclones and guard Izaiah Brockington win the turnover battle and take down a struggling LSU squad. LSU’s Tari Eason can make me look very foolish, however.
3 Wisconsin vs 14 Colgate
Colgate nearly beat my beloved Hogs in the first round last year, but they won’t do the same against a Wisconsin team playing in Milwaukee, however. On Wisconsin!
7 USC vs 10 Miami
I don’t know man. I don’t really like either team here. I think if Murray State or San Francisco played either of these teams instead of each other they’d wipe the floor with them. I guess I’ll take USC. Whatever.
2 Auburn vs 15 Jacksonville State
I know Auburn hasn’t played all that well recently but they’re not losing this one… right?
1 Baylor vs 16 Norfolk State
Kyle O’Quinn is not walking through that door. Baylor (*Lee Corso voice*).
8 North Carolina vs 9 Marquette
Thank you North Carolina for winning Coach K’s last game in Cameron Indoor. But, I still don’t think you’re all that good. Marquette has a couple of pro prospects in (mostly) Justin Lewis and Darryl Morsell. Marquette beat everybody in their conference and Illinois and road wins over power conference teams like Kansas State, West Virginia, and Ole Miss. North Carolina beat… Duke just once? I’m just not that impressed by this Tar Heel team. Golden Eagles win.
5 St. Mary’s vs 12 Indiana
If you didn’t like the steady diet of post-ups in the Indiana-Wyoming play-in game (me. I didn’t like it.) well buckle up (great.). This game should be a similar style and I think it ends a similar way: by Trayce Jackson-Davis dominating and being the best player on the floor. Almost every year a team from the First Four wins at least one game. Give me the Hoosiers.
4 UCLA vs 13 Akron
I think UCLA is one of the most balanced teams in the country. They don’t fall here.
6 Texas vs 11 Virginia Tech
This is an extremely important game because it has major implications beyond this round. If you like Virginia Tech to win then Purdue is in big big trouble because Tech bombs away from deep (their 39.3% mark from three is the third-best in the country) and the Boilermakers’ defense is subpar at best in general but especially in giving up threes (they allow the 49th-most threes per game in the country at 24.6). Luckily, if you’re a Purdue fan or just want to see Jaden Ivey to destroy the tournament (like me), Texas allows the 10th-fewest threes per game in the country at just 17 a game. Anyone that has any rooting interest in Purdue should want Texas to win this game. I think Chris Beard makes the proper adjustments that Coach K didn’t in the ACC Tournament game. Relax Purdue fans… I think.
3 Purdue vs 14 Yale
Yeah… I think Purdue’s offense is extremely good and really want them to go far. I *love* Jaden Ivey. They won’t lose here, but I have major concerns about their defense going forward.
7 Murray State vs 10 San Francisco
KenPom has both of these teams as top 28 teams in the country (Murray State 28; San Francisco 21). For comparison, only one 7-10 matchup has another team inside his top 30 (Loyola Chicago; 24. Ohio State is 32nd and is Loyola’s opponent). This one is a toss-up. I have no clue but think it will be a great game. I’ll go with Murray State because Ja Morant is just that awesome.
ROUND OF 32
1 Gonzaga vs 9 Memphis
Memphis’ physicality, especially Jalen Duren in the interior, could cause Gonzaga problems. Duren will likely get matched up more with Drew Timme than Chet Holmgren, a bummer for many draftniks like myself but still an intriguing matchup nonetheless. Duren can get jumpy by biting for fakes and seeking out blocks though, so he’ll still have his hands full no matter who he goes up against. If Timme and Holmgren get him in foul trouble, Gonzaga should stroll to a win. If it’s close, I like Gonzaga’s experienced and solid guard play to eke this one out. Memphis averages the fifth-most turnovers per game in the country at 16.4. Gonzaga doesn’t have those issues. Zags win.
4 Arkansas vs 5 UConn
If there’s a type of team that Arkansas struggles with, it is a physical, grimy team that drags Arkansas in the mud with them. The Hogs can revel in that muddy style of game, but also get their best offense in transition and have a harder time operating in the halfcourt. Luckily, Jaylin Williams and Stanley Umude have picked up some of the slack for third-team All-American guard JD Notae in the last couple of months. UConn has a great guard in RJ Cole who can slow Notae down and the Hogs as a team down, but Arkansas has won their share of ugly games this season and I think that experience helps squeeze this one out.
3 Texas Tech vs 11 Notre Dame
I like Notre Dame, but I think Texas Tech’s number one defense engulfs the Irish. I’m not sure where their offense will come from in this one. Red Raiders win.
2 Duke vs 10 Davidson
Remember those stats about how efficient Davidson is running shooters off screens? Well, did you see the ACC Championship game? Virginia Tech basically did exactly that and ran Duke off the floor. The athleticism and size differential will be drastic in this one, but this is an experienced team and Duke is prone to lapses in execution. Duke *should* win this game no matter who they play; they’re arguably the most talented team in the country. But I can’t trust them. If Coach K doesn’t make it out of the first weekend *again* with a roster stacked full of NBA talent, I will laugh my ass off. I’ll take Davidson and embrace the chaos but this could look extremely dumb too.
1 Arizona vs 9 TCU
I like TCU; I think they’re a well-balanced team and have the exact type of guard who can carry a team in Mike Miles. Unfortunately, Arizona has a perfect guy for him in Bennedict Mathurin. Arizona is maybe the most complete team in the tournament. They advance.
5 Houston vs 13 Chattanooga
Props to the Mocs for making it this far. If Houston can survive this long without Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark, that’s a massive God-send. I think their length, athleticism, and defense get them to the Sweet 16.
3 Tennessee vs 6 Colorado State
I don’t know what it is, but I just can’t trust Tennessee. Even with the litany of great wins they have, I just can’t do it. Maybe this is why: Rick Barnes teams are 1-11-1 against the spread and have made it past the first round once in his last nine trips, courtesy of ESPN’s Chris Fallica. I can totally see Colorado State spread them out and pick them apart with David Roddy and Isaiah Stevens. Tennessee is the better team. They have three trustworthy guards in Kennedy Chandler, Santiago Vescovi, and Zakai Zeagler. They *should* win this game. I just worry about their halfcourt offense and Barnes making the proper adjustments. I like the Rams to keep dancing and shock the Vols.
2 Villanova vs 7 Ohio State
I don’t have questions about Jay Wright, but I do have similar concerns with how Villanova piles up points on the board. Then again, KenPom ranks Villanova as the eighth-best offense in the country so I could very well be overthinking this. But I think Liddell and Branham can figure out that puzzle more than Nova can. I could be very wrong; Collin Gillespie can control a game better than any point guard in the country. I like the Buckeyes to keep rolling.
1 Kansas vs 8 San Diego State
San Diego State can really muck this game up and slow down Kansas’ offense. However, I just don’t think they’ll be able to score enough. Texas Tech is a similar team to San Diego State and Remy Martin stepped up to deliver offense the Jayhawks needed. I think he can do the same again here. Rock Chalk.
5 Iowa vs 13 South Dakota State
Get ready to hammer the over in this one. Both teams rank in the top 11 of KenPom’s offensive efficiency metric (Iowa 2; South Dakota State 11) and neither are enthused with the notion of defense. Another Jackrabbit upset would not blow my socks off; both teams want to win a shootout. Iowa has Keegan Murray, however, so they get my nod by a hair. Get it? Hair. Hare. Rabbits. Whatever.
3 Wisconsin vs 11 Iowa State
So, star All-American guard and potential lottery pick Johnny Davis has been dinged with an ankle issue. He wasn’t himself in the Big Ten tournament where Wisconsin lost to Michigan State after the Badgers ended their regular season with an L against Nebraska. Eww. Perhaps he’s healthy now, but we can’t know for sure. Iowa State forces a ton of turnovers and is a top ten defensive team according to KenPom. They’re ranked 46th in his database; Wisconsin is 34th. An upset doesn’t sound crazy, especially if Davis isn’t right. An 11 seed has made the Sweet 16 in six of the past seven tournaments per Chris Fallica, so why not make it seven of eight. Let’s take the Cyclones.
2 Auburn vs 7 USC
Evan Mobley is not walking through that door. I don’t think either USC or Miami has much of a chance against Auburn and their talent. I don’t love Auburn but they stroll into the Sweet 16.
1 Baylor vs 9 Marquette
File this under the something to ponder folder: no defending champion has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the last four tournaments, per ESPN’s Chris Fallica. Now, I’m not saying a trend will dictate Baylor stumbling here, but I am saying Baylor will lose here. They’re another team that has had trouble scoring in the halfcourt. Baylor is stacked with solid guards and super versatile defensive wings like Jeremy Sochan, Kendall Brown, and Matthew Meyer, but neither are guys you’d ask to get a bucket. It can’t help that Marquette’s coach Shaka Smart just played Baylor once or twice a year multiple times while at Texas. Marquette has a couple of pros in their own right and ranks in the top 59 of both offensive and defensive efficiency. Smart burned me and many others with a first-round meltdown last year, but this seems like a prime bounceback spot. I’m taking Marquette. Watch them lose to North Carolina.
4 UCLA vs 12 Indiana
Unlike in the First Four and the first round, Indiana cannot get by relying solely on Trayce Jackson-Davis, especially with Cody Riley being big enough to bang with TJD. Great for Indiana and Mike Woodson to make it this far, but I think UCLA rolls in a battle of college basketball royalty.
3 Purdue vs 6 Texas
Remember how I said Purdue backers should want Texas to win and how Purdue gives up a ton of threes? Well, Texas only has one player that plays double-digit minutes per game and shoots it over 36% from 3. That player has only shot 20 3s on the season. This is not an offensive juggernaut that will stress Purdue’s defense all that often. I think Purdue is on major upset alert if Virginia Tech wins; I think they sail by Texas if that’s their opponent here.
2 Kentucky vs 7 Murray State
This would feel sweet for the Racers to get a shot at the big brother in the state. Tevin Brown is a legit pro prospect, Justice Hill is a steady hand at point guard, and KJ Williams can carry them offensively on the block. They can give Kentucky a big run for their money. But I can also say the exact same for Kentucky with TyTy Washington, Sahvir Wheeler, and Oscar Tshiebwe. Big Blue Nation wins a close one.
1 Gonzaga vs 4 Arkansas
I love Arkansas. I’ve loved this bounceback run since January 15th when they beat LSU in LSU. I think Gonzaga is a terrible matchup for them. They’ve struggled with physical bigs (Walker Kessler and Tari Eason stick out); enter Drew Timme. Chet Holmgren has at least five inches on Stanley Umude. They have a ton of guys to throw at JD Notae. I would love to be wrong here more so than anywhere on my bracket, but I don’t see it happening. Zags roll.
3 Texas Tech vs 10 Davidson
If the athleticism and length gap haven’t caught Davidson by now, it will in this round. Tech’s number one defense would likely swarm Davidson and all their off-ball action. Without a bucket-getter, I don’t see how they score here. Steph Curry is not walking through that door. Red Raiders win. (I like them to beat Duke as well if that’s who they get here.)
1 Arizona vs 5 Houston
This is where not having Marcus Sasser and Travon Mark could really come back to bite Houston. With an extremely good and versatile defensive team led by Bennedict Mathurin, Christian Koloko, and Dalen Terry, I don’t see how Houston scores here. Houston can drag this game into the mud but Arizona can play that style too if need be. Arizona keeps on rolling.
6 Colorado State vs 7 Ohio State
Am I the only person that has this matchup? Let’s go nuts! Why not! These two teams are almost carbon-copies of each other. I think Ohio State’s two-man game and supporting cast just barely edge out Colorado State’s. Liddell and Branham outlast Roddy and Stevens. Great run, Colorado State, but Ohio State avenges last season’s disappointment with an Elite 8 appearance.
1 Kansas vs 5 Iowa
I had a hard time with this one. The Murrays can pose a problem for any team they go up against, but I think the Jayhawks can crack the code. Jalen Wilson and David McCormack I think can hold up well enough against them; Wilson likely gets the Keegan assignment. I could (and think we will) see Self downsize here and have Ochai Agbaji get his cracks at Keegan as well, which would be awesome from a draft perspective. Iowa can very well shoot their way to an even deeper run, but I think their leaky defense catches up with them here. Kansas wins this one, but this could very easily go the other way.
2 Auburn vs 11 Iowa State
I guess the state of Iowa can’t have nice things. Maybe Iowa State can coax Auburn into plenty of turnovers, but the talent gap is too big to ignore here. I think Auburn rolls here.
4 UCLA vs 9 Marquette
Justin Lewis and Darryl Morsell have gotten them this far, but UCLA has answers for both of them and a lot of creators on their side. I think their talent and balance catapult them to another Elite 8 appearance.
2 Kentucky vs 3 Purdue
We need to keep tracking how well an opponent shoots from three against Purdue. Only two players on Kentucky shoots it above 35% that play double-digit minutes: Kellan Grady and Jacob Toppin. Grady is a dead-eye high-volume (204 attempts) shooter; Toppin has only shot 10 threes all year. Davion Mintz and TyTy Washington (who Purdue needs to be most attentive defending) just missed the cut but still aren’t exactly the Splash Brothers either. Kentucky still has plenty of offensive creators, but I don’t think Kentucky’s offense is high-powered enough to outgun Purdue. Trevion Williams and Zach Edey battling with Tshiebwe, Toppin, and Keion Brooks would be very fun, as well as the anticipated Jaden Ivey – TyTy Washington matchup. I like Ivey and Purdue to keep rolling.
1 Gonzaga vs 3 Texas Tech
Tech is physical, but Gonzaga’s already dealt with physical teams. I don’t think Tech has enough offense in the tank to take down Gonzaga and the almighty Chet Holmgren. An upset isn’t impossible either, but I like the Zags to get back to the Final Four.
1 Arizona vs 7 Ohio State
Many have Ohio State losing Round 1; I have them in the Elite Eight because I’m a sicko. I think their run ends here. With a defense that ranks 130th in the country, it’s a miracle they’ve made it thus far (and probably should make me rethink how they’re this far in the first place!). Arizona is more complete and has answers for any problem Ohio State throws at them. I like the Wildcats.
1 Kansas vs 2 Auburn
My one chalky Elite Eight matchup. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again with Auburn: I just don’t think anybody can match their talent. Jabari Smith is inevitable, Walker Kessler is a tree with legs, and they’re stacked with athleticism on the perimeter. If Auburn is still alive here it is because KD Johnson and Wendell Green Jr. have done their job running the offense, creating good shots for themselves and others, and don’t turn it over. If that happens, Auburn gets to the Final Four, which is what I’m picking here. If not, they’re probably not even in this discussion. A relatively easy draw did Auburn many favors here, and helped get them back into the Final Four. Luckily, they won’t see Jack Harlow AKA Kyle Guy this time around.
3 Purdue vs 4 UCLA
Unfortunately, this is where the path ends for Purdue and my beloved Jaden Ivey. UCLA has three players in their rotation that shoot at least 36% from three and two above 40%. That doesn’t even include another favorite of mine in Jaime Jacquez Jr. and Jules Bernard, who are solid creators (Jacquez more so than Bernard). UCLA just has too many options for Purdue to capably defend all of them and guys to throw at Ivey, Williams, and Edey. I like the Bruins to return to the Final Four.
1 Gonzaga vs 4 UCLA
A rematch from last year’s epic Final Four game. I think it ends in a similar fashion based on one question: who is supposed to guard Chet Holmgren? I don’t think the Bruins have an answer for him. It’ll be close again, but I think the Zags find a way.
1 Arizona vs 2 Auburn
Arizona is one of the few teams that can match Auburn’s talent. Koloko can handle Kessler in the interior and Dalen Terry has shown he’s up for a big moment. I think he can do enough to slow down Jabari Smith. Arizona ekes out a nailbiter to get to the natty.
1 Gonzaga vs 1 Arizona
Chalky I know but I believe these are the two best and most complete teams. This one really is a toss-up. I don’t know. I guess Gonzaga. I’ve ridden Chet Holmgren this far; why stop now? Gonzaga wins and Mark Few gets his first national championship coaching against his apprentice Tommy Loyd. The master always reminds his apprentice what time it is. This matchup is no different.
Well, that’s a wrap! Nearly 11 pages and 4800 words likely will probably be rendered useless by Saturday. Have fun with the tournament everyone!