Distraction reduces anxiety. March Madness can be a stress buster. My bracket usually gets busted in the 2nd week.

End-of-Season momentum is my favorite success criteria when I pick. The Longhorns aren’t in the mix this year. The ghost of all-time great Kevin Durant still lingers. Coach Strong is gone while Coach Smart is still around. Only 64 of 350+ teams get chosen. Texas wasn’t in the top 18% for basketball even after achieving the top operating revenue across the NCAA. Texas is known for football, anyway.

Keeping my fingers crossed for tiny Gonzaga.

Raj’s picks

(Shown after 3/20)