|UNMC's Amy Lamer (far left) and her family at the Missouri Valley Tournament.|
Paul Sorgen, Ph. D. - associate professor, biochemistry and molecular biology department:
"I attended UF for nine years and bleed orange and blue."
Dr. Sorgen officiates local high school basketball games.
William Chaney, Ph.D. - professor, biochemistry and molecular biology department and Eppley Institute:
Pick: Michigan State
"Go Green! Go White! I pick them every year, since I got my Ph.D. from there."
Dr. Chaney "chose science over the NBA."
Mary Helms, associate director and associate professor in the McGoogan Library of Medicine
"I will be at the Sprint Center in Kansas City this weekend for the tourney, but will be receiving text updates from friends on the CU game! Love March Madness."
Helms is a self-described men's college basketball junkie.
Pamela Carmines, Ph.D., FAHA, FASN - professor and vice chair for graduate education, department of cellular and integrative physiology:
"I'm an IU alum (and rabid fan), so I cannot possibly predict a different winner."
Dr. Carmines was a four-year letter winner as shortest player in her district in high school.
Amy Lamer, business services coordinator, finance and business services:
Head pick: Indiana
Heart pick: Creighton
"I would love to see Creighton win the championship. (Jesuit university, new Jesuit Pope. Coincidence? Maybe not.)"
Lamer is "obsessed" with Creighton basketball.
Nikki Hackendahl - marketing specialist, Munroe-Meyer Institute:
"I would choose a team based on the awesomeness of their uniform colors."
Hackendahl once scored a basket for the other team in middle school.
Have your own tournament prediction? Enter it in the comments box below.
The Oregon Ducks under Dana Altman of Creighton fame must get by Louisville, then watch out weaker bracket! John Benson, MD, Professor Emeritus, now at OHSU
I have Duke and Miami in the championship game with Duke winning. Go Blue Devils!
Miami, Gonzaga, Kansas, & Louisville in the Final Four. Miami vs Louisville in the final Louisville wins it all.
I'm with Nikki. I have never scored a basket in a real game, but once won a round of "HORSE"
Duke and North Carolina in the final, with Duke winning.
I'm rooting for Creighton but my bracket says Michigan State. With some upsets yesterday, I'm at 12/16. let's see what happens today!
I'm with Amy Lamer. Rooting hard for those Bluejays -- my alma mater -- but knowing that the odds of them cutting down the nets is like a Democrat winning in Nebraska. I've got Miami going all the way. Ugh!