With the Super Bowl over, my thoughts are now turning to this event. I took a chunk of my SB winnings from Sunday night and decided to wager on a couple teams to win the basketball championship. Of course, I would love to bet on my Cats, but the odds are -110 at the moment and that is ridiculous. They are a really good team with a fantastic defense, but they certainly could lose. There's no way I am betting any team -110 on a futures bet in a 64 team field! So I examined the other teams I think stand the best chance to win it all: UVA, Arizona, Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Utah, Duke, UNC, Kansas, and Note Dame. I know there are other schools I could throw in the mix, but IMO, those teams stand the best chance. I ended up placing wagers on Virginia, Zona and Kansas to win it all. I really wanted to bet on Utah, hoping they would have 50 to 1 odds. Alas, it was only 35 to 1, and I didn't feel strongly enough about them to bet on them at those odds. I think injuries will catch up with Wisconsin and I like to bet on teams with better defenses than Duke or ND. I really like the Virginia and Zona defenses, so that left three choices for my final wager. I eliminated Zaga because I think their record and stats are somewhat inflated artificially by their schedule. Ultimately, I placed $500 on Kansas at 20 to 1 because I think they have more room to get better than UNC. Now I just need to hope that the three teams I wagered on don't end up in the same bracket!!