Why I'm Rooting For Gonzaga (And You Should Too)

March Madness - NCAAWithout a doubt, I'm rooting for Gonzaga to win this year's NCAA's March Madness tournament. If you're fellow Canadian, you should be too, for two good reasons: Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos.

Olynyk, a seven-foot forward from Kamloops and Pangos, a point guard from Holland Landing, Ontario, have led Gonzaga to a stellar 31-2 record. Quite possibly the best team in the United States is being powered by two Canadians and that's pretty sweet.


So it's Go Gonzago Go in this household, but I'll also be cheering for Michigan and UNLV. Mississauga's own Nik Stauskas plays for the Michigan Wolverines and is one of the best three point shooters in the NCAA. UNLV's Anthony Bennett hails from Brampton and is a projected top-five NBA draft pick.

Lots of Cancon in this year's tourney, which gets underway in less than an hour. If you want to hear my brother and his buddy pick the winners, listen to episode 5 of Fantasy Sports Hookup.

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There are two Canadians on UNLV. Bennett is from Brampton and Khem Birch is from Montreal.

Gonzaga is far from the best team. They benefited from playing in an incredibly weak league.

March 21, 2013 @ 12:05 PM


Bang on Geoff,

I like Miami to take it all.

Fianl Four
Ohio State

March 21, 2013 @ 12:20 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

When your two best players are from Canada, you're my adopted team for the tourney: Mike's Law.

March 21, 2013 @ 12:23 PM


I'm waiting to hear who Cheryl is going to cheer for.

March 21, 2013 @ 3:10 PM


Didn't the saviour Obama take Kentucky or something??
Don't piss off Obama!!

March 21, 2013 @ 4:55 PM

Gary J Fox


Obama picked Indiana, Kentucky didn't make the big dance this year. In fact their already out of the NIT :(
This tournament this year is very deep with Canadian players among a lot of squads this year. The near future of Canadian basketball looks strong!

March 22, 2013 @ 1:07 AM



This would likely be Cheryl's response:

College basketball is dumb. I only like my Habs, PK Subban, the Suns and watching my hunky trainer curl. (OK, she might not say "hunky" but I bet she's thinking it...).

March 22, 2013 @ 8:38 AM


If I hear the word 'bracket' one more time, I think I will toss my radios and TV's out the Window a la Second City. I can't wait till all this is over.

March 22, 2013 @ 8:58 AM

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