First, I want to applaud Joe Lunardi on his picks for every tournament game, showing that at least one guy at ESPN has a pair.
After being so nice, I would also like to be the first to tell Joe Lunardi from all the people that watch Arizona basketball - you have been Wildcat fooled. The Bracketologist has Arizona in the Elite Eight.
The question he asks - "Why is no one talking about the possibility of Arizona's winning two games and playing in Phoenix?" Well, maybe because of this.
People continue to forget that this is a Wildcat team with no bench, no Lute, and nobody that can produce except two young guards. I would love to see the Wildcats stun a ton of teams, but the bottom line is this - Arizona was 5-10 against teams in the field of 64, with two of those wins coming over an overrated Washington State team and two others coming against UNLV and Texas A&M, eight and nine seeds respectively.
Again, I would love nothing more than to see Arizona rise to the occasion and sweep the first weekend but we have to be realistic - this hasn't be the Arizona Wildcats in quite some time. Sorry Joe.