Richard: You dodged a bullet there! That might actually help Duke in the long run.
I had Duke (-20.5). Crap. Dead money.
Anyway, since I'm in a good mood today, I thought I'd impart some handicapping knowledge to you mouth breathers who fill out brackets.
In the first round, look at location. Gonzaga plays Davidson today at 12:25 EDT in Raleigh, NC. Gonzaga is in Spokane, WA. Davidson is in Charlotte, NC. Gonzaga flies across the country to the game. Davidson drives two hours. The game will be at 9:25 A.M. Spokane time. Advantage: Davidson. Davidson has won 22 straight and has played North Carolina and Duke to close games this year. They have Stephan (Ste-PHON) Curry (Dell's kid). Gonzaga's tough, but the smart money's on Davidson.
Another example - yesterday. USC vs. K-State. Game in Omaha. Same theory. Evenly matched teams, take the one who can drive to the game.