ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith sees an early exit for Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament

ESPN host and well-known sports talker Stephen A. Smith released his NCAA Tournament bracket on Wednesday evening.

He curiously picked a Final Four of No. 1 seed UConn, No. 1 North Carolina, No. 1 Purdue and … No. 9 Texas A&M. All chalk and a pick completely out of left field.

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He has the Aggies upsetting the South Region’s No. 1 Houston, No. 4 Duke and No. 3 Kentucky en route to the Final Four.

As you may have guessed, Duke in Smith’s Sweet 16 means Wisconsin did not advance far. Not only does he not have Wisconsin advancing to its first Sweet 16 in seven years, Stephen A. has the Badgers losing to James Madison in the round of 64:

That result would be a colossal disappointment for Badgers fans after the team’s hot run in the Big Ten Tournament and high expectations entering the matchup.

Wisconsin and James Madison tip off their NCAA Tournament quests Friday night in Brooklyn, New York.

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