Attribute No. 1 Baylor's 71-69 loss to No. 4 Stanford on Friday in part to the "Honolulu effect." Another factor? Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims played just four minutes because of a hamstring injury.
No bracket is flawless, but this year's field is pretty sound. And although some top teams will be playing on the "road," and some very familiar matchups might await, right now, there's no easy path for any team -- except, maybe, UConn.
If Charlie Creme's December Bracketology ended up as March's 64-team NCAA tournament field, how would it play out? Here are round-by-round predictions -- and yes, UConn reaches St. Louis and the Final Four.