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    The tournament is wide open

    by Ken Pomeroy on Tuesday, March 19, 2013


    We’ve heard that a lot from all of the experts all season. Just three days ago, this column promised us there was massive parity in the game, with quotes from the top coaches. Jim Boeheim says there would be ten different winners if we played the tourney ten times!

    So which wacky teams did the experts pick to win it all? Well, for starters, not a single person picked Duke (despite Goodman’s piece proclaiming them the favorites two weeks ago). Just three of the 34 experts picked a non-one seed and in each case it was a two-seed. And 27 of the 34 picked Louisville. Here’s a complete rundown of picks posted at ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, USAToday.com, SI.com, and Yahoo.com.

    Alaa Abdelnaby: Louisville
    Greg Anthony: Louisville
    Nicole Auerbach: Louisville
    Jay Bilas: Louisville
    Jeff Borzello: Louisville
    Mateen Cleaves: Louisville
    Seth Davis: Louisville
    Dennis Dodd: Louisville
    Gregg Doyel: Ohio State
    Jeff Eisenberg: Louisville
    Brad Evans: Louisville
    Pat Forde: Louisville
    John Gasaway: Louisville
    Pete Gillen: Miami
    Scott Gleeson: Kansas
    Jeff Goodman: Louisville
    Doug Gottlieb: Louisville
    Seth Greenberg: Louisville
    Mike Lopresti: Louisville
    Joe Lunardi: Louisville
    Stewart Mandel: Louisville
    Matt Norlander: Louisville
    Jerry Palm: Louisville
    Gary Parrish: Louisville
    Digger Phelps: Miami
    Eric Prisbell: Louisville
    Jon Rothstein: Louisville
    Wally Szczerbiak: Gonzaga
    Pete Thamel: Louisville
    Peter Tiernan: Louisville
    Dick Vitale: Louisville
    Dan Wetzel: Indiana
    Jay Williams: Ohio State
    Luke Winn: Louisville