Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast: Why Not Us? A 2024 NCAA Tournament Preview

After weeks of blind resumes, NET rankings, and bracketologist projections, we finally have our NCAA Tournament field. The bracket includes the teams of both hosts as NC State won their way into March Madness as the ACC Tournament and Virginia received an at-large bid that begins in the First Four.

In this episode, the podcast takes a deep dive on the bracket, analyzing the most likely winners and the underdogs poised to wreak havoc.

  • NC State completing a miracle run through the ACC Tournament (0:00-5:30)
  • Virginia surviving a weird year on the NCAA Tournament bubble (5:30-14:20)
  • Bubble teams opting out of the NIT after not getting an invite to March Madness (14:20-17:24)
  • Analysis of each part of the bracket with our picks, possible upsets, and teams to root for (17:24-46:01)
  • Data to help select upsets in your bracket (46:01-49:32)
  • Predictions for UVA’s First Four game against Colorado State (49:32-53:38) presents The Preferred Walk-Ons Podcast, a college sports podcast through the lens of the ACC. Michael McGraw, a University of Virginia graduate and fan, and Michael Shutt, a life-long NC State fan, both grew up watching the ACC and have insights on the history and present of the conference.

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