Here’s TMG’s final prediction on the brackets. Lots of angst about the No. 2 line more than the No. 1 line, although the Duke-Carolina debate is interesting.  Finding a 4th No. 2 seed after Kentucky, Duke and Arizona was also a challenge.

So here it is. Let’s see what happens.

EAST

At  Buffalo

1.Villanova

16. Mount Saint Mary’s/ North Carolina Central winner

8. Virginia Tech

9. South Carolina

 

At Buffalo

5. Virginia

12. Vermont

4. SMU

13. Bucknell

 

At Indianapolis

6. VCU

11. Providence

3. Louisville

14. Iona

 

At  Tulsa

7. Arkansas

10. Michigan State

2. Baylor

15. Kent State

 

SOUTH

At Greenville

1. North Carolina

16. New Orleans/South Dakota State winner

8. Wichita State

9. Maryland

 

At Milwaukee

5. Iowa State

12. USC-Wake Forest winner

4. Butler

13. Winthrop

 

At  Sacramento

6. West Virginia

11. UNC-Wilmington

3.   UCLA

14. Troy

 

At Indianapolis

7. Minnesota

10. Miami

2. Kentucky

15. North Dakota

 

MIDWEST

At Tulsa

1. Kansas

16. Texas Southern

8. Creighton

9.  Northwestern

 

At Orlando

5.  Purdue

12. Middle Tennessee

4. Florida

13. Princeton

 

At Sacramento

6. Saint Mary’s

11. Nevada

3.  Oregon

14. Florida Gulf Coast

 

At Greenville

7. Michigan

10. Seton Hall

2. Duke

15. Northern Kentucky

 

WEST

At Salt Lake City

1. Gonzaga

16.  Jacksonville State

8. Vanderbilt

9. Xavier

 

At Milwaukee

5. Cincinnati

12. Rhode Island

4. Notre Dame

13. East Tennessee State

 

At  Orlando

6.  wisconsin

11.Marquette/Kansas State winner

3.  Florida State

14. New Mexico State

 

At Salt Lake City

7. Dayton

10. Oklahoma State

2. Arizona

15. UC-Davis