High Fives: March Madness

Brandon Funston
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Yahoo! Sports' trio of fantasy experts will each offer up, on a regular basis, a look at their top five lists dealing with a variety of topics.

This week's topics: It's all about March Madness. We, too, have the buzzer-beater fever.

Top 5 NCAA tourney teams seeded No. 10 or higher who will advance the farthest
Brandon Says: Mike Says: Matt Says:
  1. New Mexico
  2. George Washington

    Wins against Michigan St. and Maryland prove their dangerous

  3. North Carolina St.
  4. UTEP
  5. Old Dominion
  1. Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  2. New Mexico

    Riding 12-1 roll since three-game losing streak in mid-January

  3. UCLA
  4. UTEP
  5. North Carolina St.
  1. North Carolina St.
  2. UCLA
  3. New Mexico

    26-3 with Danny Granger in the lineup, 0-3 without him.

  4. Vermont
  5. St. Mary's
Top 5 NCAA tourney teams seeded No. 7 or lower who will lose in the first round
Brandon Says: Mike Says: Matt Says:
  1. LSU

    Some inexcusable losses (So. Miss., Houston, Tenn.)

  2. Texas Tech
  3. Charlotte
  4. West Virginia
  5. Villanova
  1. LSU
  2. Alabama
  3. Cincinnati

    Regardless of talent level, always find a way to drop one they shouldn't

  4. West Virginia
  5. Boston College
  1. Charlotte
  2. Boston College

    Eye opener: 15 or more steals 9 straight seasons

  3. LSU
  4. Southern Illinois
  5. Cincinnati
Top 5 NCAA tournament performers (predict the all-tourney team)
Brandon Says: Mike Says: Matt Says:
  1. Rashad McCants, UNC
  2. Adam Morrison, Gonzaga

    Versatile, Bird-wannabe is Zags' glue guy

  3. J.J. Redick, Duke
  4. John Lucas, Okla. St.
  5. Sean May, UNC
  1. Sean May, UNC
  2. Salim Stoudamire, Ari

    Will torch the net to lead the Cats to the Arch

  3. J.J. Redick, Duke
  4. John Lucas, Okla. St.
  5. Kelenna Azubuike, Kent.
  1. Sean May, UNC
  2. Rashad McCants, UNC
  3. John Lucas, Okla. St.
  4. Jarrett Jack, Ga. Tech
  5. Salim Stoudamire, Ari

    Nation's top 3-point threat could carry Cats to St. Louis.

Top 5 NCAA tourney teams most likely to win it all
Brandon Says: Mike Says: Matt Says:
  1. North Carolina

    No team in the tourney will field more talent

  2. Oklahoma St.
  3. Gonzaga
  4. Duke
  5. Illinois
  1. North Carolina
  2. Louisville

    Committee still harbors grudge over Pitino's stint in Boston

  3. Duke
  4. Arizona
  5. Illinois
  1. North Carolina
  2. Oklahoma St.

    Loaded with seniors and battle-tested after 2004 run.

  3. Kentucky
  4. Georgia Tech
  5. Connecticut
Top 5 players from the past that come to mind when you think of March Madness
Brandon Says: Mike Says: Matt Says:
  1. Lorenzo Charles, N.C. St.
  2. Keith Smart, Ind.
  3. Christian Laettner, Duke
  4. Rumeal Robinson, Mich.
  5. Bo Kimble, Loyala Marymount

    Who can forget his left-handed free-throw tribute to Hank Gathers?

  1. Chris Webber, Michigan

    I'm still convinced assistant coach was calling for TO

  2. Christian Laettner, Duke
  3. Tyus Edney, UCLA
  4. Bryce Drew, Valpo
  5. Keith Smart, Ind.
  1. Lorenzo Charles, N.C. St.
  2. Keith Smart, Indiana
  3. Chris Webber, Michigan
  4. Harold Jensen, Villanova
  5. Freddie Banks, UNLV

    Will never forget his 1987 semifinal shooting display.