Is it too early to start looking forward to next year's tournament?
First, turns out I'm not a genius: Stephen F. Austin didn't quite beat Syracuse, although they didn't get annihilated so that makes me borderline genius.
Then, two of my picks lost by five points. Collectively.
I'm ranked 24th out of 50 entrants in my pool.
So this is awful! People are going to start thinking it was a fluke that I won the pool last year. It's not, I tell you! I'm a skilled sports analyst with insights familiar only to the most experienced basketball writers and broadcasters.
And I'm darned lucky. Except not this year.