Posted by Matt Norlander
There are so, so, so many types of previews for you to rest your eyes upon out there. With that in mind, something simple. Something different. Something not all that original, but fun, nonetheless. A haiku preview. Haiku, of course, is a form of Japanese poetry that infuses/mandates 17 syllables in a 5/7/5 pattern. The restrictions enable creativity in most. Not necessarily me. I just tried to hack through this in a similar vain as my bracket.
Ohio State vs. Texas-San Antonio/Alabama State: Buckeyes get breather / Roadrunners a great nickname / Coyote giggling
George Mason vs. Villanova: Wildcats in free fall / Everyone rooting for George / Better than oh-six?
West Virginia vs. UAB/Clemson: How’d ‘Eers get a five? / Doesn’t matter, anyway / Awful play-in game
Kentucky vs. Princeton: ‘Cats get the smarties / Just like last year with Cornell / Tigers no Big Red
Xavier vs. Marquette: Gus Johnson on mic / X under radar again / feels like overtime
Syracuse vs. Indiana State: Love overlooked games / No one will pick ISU / Friday’s final tip
Washington vs. Georgia: One of many bizarre seeds / I’m talking about Georgia / Seriously: how?
North Carolina vs. Long Island: This game will have speed / this game will have lots of speed / this game just ended
Kansas vs. Boston U: Not much to say here / Terriers was a great show / I never watched it
Vegas vs. Illinois: Illinois fans tense / Lon Kruger faces old team / Weber next Kruger?
Louisville vs. Morehead State: Comedians love / Pitino faces Morehead / We all get the joke
Georgetown vs. USC/VCU: No Wright or yes Wright? /Georgetown is an enigma / Ignore the play-in
Purdue vs. St. Peter’s: Mis-seed at 14 / Alliteration game here/ Purdue and Peacocks!
Texas A&M vs. Florida State: Worst first round there is / I wouldn’t lie to you, here / Not joking: avoid
Notre Dame vs. Akron: Seems like a laugher / A new Hansbrough hate coming / Will we see that burn?
Pitt vs. UNC-Asheville/Arkansas-Little Rock: Doesn’t matter who / Panthers will surely win big / Next game something else
Butler vs. Old Dominion: What a great eight-nine / Monarchs beat ND last year / Butler with mojo
Kansas State vs. Utah State: Frank Martin scares me / He scares you too, I know it / Dictates haiku here
Wisconsin vs. Belmont: Belmont the chic pick / Wisky a bad, bad matchup / Pick wiser upset
BYU vs. Wofford: Some like this as close/ Jimmer tour makes final run / No Davies means short?
St. John’s vs. Gonzaga: Lavin and those shoes / No Kennedy means trouble? / Zags a March myth now
UCLA vs. Michigan State: Here we go, Izzo / Ben Howland back in the dance / Who could doubt Sparty?
Florida vs. UC-Santa Barbara: Gauchos a great name / Spider-Man tat on one player / Gators fraudy two
Duke vs. Hampton: 12th one seed for Duke / Hampton won as a 15 /No easy road here
Michigan vs. Tennessee: Wolverines are back / Pearl can’t cheat like Michigan / Unpredictable
Arizona vs. Memphis: Pastner faces friends / Memphis lucky to be here / Derrick Williams: beast
Texas vs. Oakland: An unfair pairing / Both teams scary in own way / Benson and Thompson!
Cincinnati vs. Missouri: Hard to respect game / Both teams have serious faults / Anderson leaving?
UConn vs. Bucknell: We all remember / Even if it’s not same team / Bucknell beat Kansas
Temple vs. Penn State: Still wondering here / State: the most overrated?/ A bloody 10 seed?
San Diego State vs. Northern Colorado: Just get the feeling / This one will be over fast / A ghost of a game
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