|Matchup||MPF Pick||Quigley Pick||Actual Winner|
|Louisville vs. Arizona||Louisville||Arizona||Louisville|
|Kansas vs. Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|UConn vs. Purdue||UConn||Purdue||UConn|
|Missouri vs. Memphis||Memphis||Missouri||Missouri|
|Pittsburgh vs. Xavier||Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh|
|Villanova vs. Duke||Duke||Villanova||Villanova|
|North Carolina vs. Gonzaga||UNC||UNC||UNC|
|Syracuse vs. Oklahoma||Syracuse||Syracuse||Oklahoma|
I got five ... he got five. I failed to beat the cat. Sigh.
As for the next round: I have Michigan St., Duke, UConn and UNC in the Final Four. The cat picks gigantic head (Spartans) over birds, cats (Tigers) over dogs and whatever the hell a Tar Heel is over a nondescript modifier.
Now, to the Big East Battle Royale, Pittsburgh vs. Villanova, Panthers vs. Wildcats. Since both are in the cat family, we had to go back to the source this morning. After direct questioning failed (his blinks and stares were nonconclusive), we went to the toys.
I set out two wiffle balls, identifying the first as Panthers and the second as Wildcats. He walked over and sniffed the Wildcat. TM cheered prematurely. I said, hold on! ... Quigley walked over the Panther, sniffed it, then batted it around. That's a winnah. (This is important because if Pitt beats Nova, I am in a good position to walk away with this.)