Sports Editor Tommy Bolton’s picks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s always full of excitement. For three solid weeks, teams battle it out to get that most coveted national championship trophy in what people call “March Madness.”

This year’s tournament should be no disappointment, with upsets sitting across the bracket in the early rounds. Every year there are always teams who are expected to go far in the tournament and can’t even make it out of the opening weekend.

That is what I am excited about seeing in this tournament is who is going to be that David to slay the Goliaths of basketball and shock the whole country. Also, I would like to see that moment that I will talk about for days, like a buzzer-beater to win the game or an unknown player who makes a name for himself, like Stephen Curry of Davidson did a few years ago.

In the end, I think these teams will survive the madness and avoid the upset bug to make it to the Final Four (Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio State and North Carolina). Kentucky and North Carolina have the most talent and will be playing in the championship game, and John Calipari will be cutting the nets down for Kentucky, winning it all.

Overall, it should be an exciting tournament, and I look forward to leaving my TV on CBS all weekend to watch the action.