March 31, 2023
Could Texas and these teams be on upset alert?

Could Texas and these teams be on upset alert?

March Madness is underway in Dayton, Ohio, with two play-in games on Tuesdays. They call it madness because of the disasters that are about to happen.

A handful of schools have put themselves on the map in recent seasons. Miami head coach Jim Laranaga made the George Mason Patriots famous in a Final Four run as a No. 11 seed in 2006. Shaka Smart took his No. 12 seed VCU Rams as far a few years later.

The most shocking disorders come from superior seeds. Last season, St. Peter’s made history as the first No. 15 seed to make the Elite 8. Before they could start the streak, the Peacocks had to pass No. 2 seed Kentucky.

While the Longhorns could fall prey to No. 15 seed Colgate, I wouldn’t anticipate Texas losing. The most likely upsets generally occur with teams ranked between the No. 9 and No. 13 seeds. Let’s look at some of the teams that can pull off potential upsets.

No. 12 College of Charleston

Charleston spent a fair amount of time in the Top 25 this season. The winner of more than 30 games will be difficult for San Diego State.

No. 14 State of Montana

The Kansas State Wildcats have been struggling lately. They are also fairly new to the NCAA basketball tournament after a brief drought. Search for the state of Montana to make the game interesting.

No. 12 Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts is a dangerous team. He will have a tough test against Duke. The game will be a must see on TV with Jon Scheyer taking over his show for his first game of the NCAA Tournament.

No. 11 Providence

Providencia has made noise in the Tournament in recent seasons. I’m counting on a good run from Kentucky, but if they cool down, the Friars could take advantage.

No. 10 state of Pennsylvania

Penn State nearly pulled off an impressive comeback over Purdue in their Big Ten Championship final. He did it with one of the team’s best scorers by foul. The Aggies will have a tough matchup in the first round.

But. 12 VCUs

Virginia Commonwealth remains the Atlantic 10 powerhouse that it has been for about a decade. The Rams have a great chance to defeat St. Mary’s in the Round of 16.

When. 14 Kennesaw State

The arrow points up for the Kennesaw State Owls. Xavier will have to perform well to advance.


Illinois is a team that could take down No. 8 seed Arkansas, but could make more noise in the Tournament. Terrance Shannon Jr. and Matthew Mayer are potential impact players for the Illini.

No. 13 Furman

Virginia has proven more than susceptible to surprises in recent seasons. Look for the SOCON champions to make the Cavaliers uncomfortable.

The story originally appeared on the Longhorns Wire

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