|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 01 March 2009 00:29|
March Madness 2009 handicappers will have to take into account several keys that indicate potential March Madness success. Momentum will be a key element of March Madness 2009, as it always is, and the handicappers that can best ascertain momentum, (good and or bad) will have the biggest profits at the end of March Madness.
March Madness 2009 momentum evaluation will start with how each team has performed at the tail end of February and in their post season conference tournaments in early March. Many times a team will ignite itself for March Madness with a strong performance in their conference tournament.
Conversely, if you see a team that is considered a power or a contender for the Final Four in March Madness 2009 that stumbled in the conference tournament, you may want to stay clear of them. A great lesson for March Madness 2009 comes from the 2008 Connecticut Huskies.
UConn will again be a popular team for March Madness 2009 but their catastrophic failure last year will serve as a great lesson on how to judge momentum for March Madness 2009.
Last year after a stellar regular season in which they got the cash in eight of their final twelve regular season games UConn headed into the Big East conference tournament as a prohibitive favorite to win it.
In a lesson that can surely be put to the test for March Madness 2009 the Huskies met a far hungrier and desperate West Virginia team and were upset 72-78. This served to pop their balloon and they then went on to lose in the first round of the “Big Dance” 69-70 to unheralded San Diego as 12-point chalks.
Be fully aware of teams that are reading their own press clippings for March Madness 2009 as they often will fail to escape the first weekend of action!
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