The 2022 March Madness Cinderella Guide Looking for help filling out your bracket? You’ve come to the right place. Since 2018,
I have written a guide to picking upsets in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Since 2018, my “Best Upset Pick” has hit every year, from Loyola-Chicago to UC-Irvine to Ohio
Which Cinderella will turn heads this March? Which player you don’t know will have everybody talking? And which mascots should you pick to advance out of principle alone? Without further ado, let’s get to it.
Best Upset Pick: South Dakota State Jackrabbits Is picking South Dakota State to win as a no. 13 seed even an upset? While the bracket seedings would indicate as much,
other measures suggest this game is really more like a coin flip. FanDuel lists the Jackrabbits as two-point underdogs against fourth-seeded Providence.
Ken Pomeroy gives SDSU a 44.1 percent chance to win. But because of the seed lines, most people in your office pool will assume Providence should win in a rout. It’s the easiest upset pick ever
It’s like if Cinderella simply matched with Prince Charming on Tinder instead of the whole thing with a magical pumpkin carriage and a kingdom-wide foot search.
What the hell happened here? Why is a 4-13 matchup so likely to be competitive? The first reason is that South Dakota State is drastically underseeded.
The Jackrabbits went 18-0 in Summit League play, with 12 double-digit wins, and proved that they can punch above their supposed weight class by beating a Washington State team that finished above .
500 in the Pac-12. SDSU’s offense is incredible: It led Division I by making 44.9 percent of its 3s, and ranked second in points per game with 86.7, behind only Gonzaga