Brett Young's Betting on Duke for March Madness

"If I had to bet on anybody it would be Duke, hands down.”

March 13, 2019
Brett Young

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Even though he's a native Southern California, Brett Young is putting his money on an East Coast team when March Madness kicks off next week. 

“I mean, born and raised a UCLA basketball fan," admits the "Here Tonight" singer (who played basketball in school) in a statement from his label. "But over the past couple of years – and I know they’re back and they’re better now but – I’ve kind of lost interest, not lost interest, but I haven’t kept up as much as I’d like to with them.

"From what I’ve seen, I don’t know if they’re this good in the season, I don’t know how Duke doesn’t just dominate once we get into the playoffs, into the bracket. They’re so talented, and it’s basketball talent and it’s also just physical ability. Even the games that they lost it was like they just decided not to show up those days. But when they show up, it’s like they can be down 20 plus points in the second half and just decide to win all of a sudden.

"So, I think there are a lot of great teams in college basketball right now, but if I had to bet on anybody, it would be Duke, hands down.”

The NCAA basketball tournament will begin on March 19th and run through April 8th.