ACC Basketball Predictions
Here is how the ACC Finished vs how I predicted:
Major suprises were how badly Wake Forest did this year and how well UNC did losing their top 6 players from last season. 4 out of the top 5 came in as expected. FSU did much better than I thought (and deserved a bid too) as did Virginia. VT and GT disappointed this season; I think the Hokies were not going to sneak up on anyone this season.
I thought the ACC would be stronger top to bottom than it was and get 7 teams in- they got 4. I thought they would have had 4 Sweet 16 Teams, but only got 2 (thanks to George Mason). Roy Williams and Tyler Hansborough were Coach and Rookie of the year like I thought and JJ Reddick was the Player of the Year (no shocker).
SEC Basketball Predictions
Tennessee is by far and away the biggest surprise in the SEC and maybe even the nation. Florida struggled a little more in conference than I thought they would, but the SEC was stronger than predictioned. Kentucky also struggled a bit more than expected. The rest of East performed close to predicted. In the West, LSU really ran through this Division to a 14-2 record. Miss St was a disappointment, but everyone else pretty much fell in line.
I thought the SEC would get in 5 teams, but it turned out to be 6. They have 2 Sweet 16 Teams though I thought Kentucky would be in instead of LSU.
Player of the Year was Glen Davis of LSU, Newcomer was Tyrus Thomas also of LSU, and Coach of the Year (well-deserved) was Bruce Pearl. I thought Ronnie Brewer would be Player of the Year (was 1st Team All-SEC), Richard Hendrix would be Newcomer of the Year, and Billy Donoavan as Coach of the Year.