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Experts' Brackets: Mark Button | Seth Davis | Stewart Mandel | Larry Smith | Grant Wahl | Luke Winn | Alexander Wolff

Larry Smith's Prediction

Nothing breeds success like experience, and I predict that the lessons learned by Oklahoma last year will serve them well in New Orleans. The past three national champions all had players and coaches with previous Final Four experience. The Sooners will make it four and counting.

A Kentucky championship would go against recent trends. It would mean that the Wildcats would end the season with a 29-game winning streak, which no team has done in 25 years.

An underrated Illinois team will get revenge on the teams that have knocked them out of the NCAAs the past two years (Arizona in '01, Kansas in '02). Illinois is starts three first-year players but before you dismiss a team with a freshman point guard, remember Mike Bibby who helped lead Arizona to a title in 1997.

Men's NCAA Tournament
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Women's NCAA Tournament
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National Invitation Tournament
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Bracket: Men
 Midwest South 
First Round
March 20, 21
Second Round
March 22, 23
Regionals       Regionals Second Round
March 22, 23
First Round
March 20, 21
Kentucky (1) Texas (1)
IUPUI (16)Kentucky Texas UNCA (16)
Oregon (8)Oregon LSU LSU (8)
Utah (9) Kentucky Texas Purdue (9)
Wisconsin (5) Tulsa UConn UConn (5)
Weber St. (12)Wisconsin UConn BYU (12)
Dayton (4)Tulsa Stanford Stanford (4)
Tulsa (13) MinneapolisKentucky Texas San Antonio San Diego (13)
Missouri (6) March 27, 29Pittsburgh Xavier March 28, 30 Maryland (6)
S. Illinois (11)S. Ill. Maryland UNCW (11)
Marquette (3)Marquette Xavier Xavier (3)
Holy Cross (14) Marquette Xavier Troy St. (14)
Indiana (7) Pittsburgh FINAL FOURMichigan St. Michigan St. (7)
Alabama (10)Indiana New OrleansMichigan St. Colorado (10)
Pittsburgh (2)Pittsburgh April 5 Florida Florida (2)
Wagner (15)  Kentucky Texas   Sam Hou. (15)
Arizona (1)  Illinois Oklahoma   Oklahoma (1)
Vermont (16)Arizona Oklahoma SC St. (16)
Cincinnati (8)Gonzaga FINAL NC State California (8)
Gonzaga (9) ArizonaApril 7 Oklahoma NC State (9)
Notre Dame (5) Illinois Illinois Louisville Miss. St. (5)
Wisc.-Mil. (12)ND Oklahoma Butler Butler (12)
Illinois (4)Illinois Louisville Louisville (4)
W. Kentucky (13) AnaheimIllinois CHAMP Oklahoma Albany Aus. Peay (13)
Creighton (6) March 27, 29Kansas Oklahoma Syracuse March 28, 30 Oklahoma St. (6)
C. Michigan (11)Creighton Penn. Pennsylvania (11)
Duke (3)Duke Syracuse Syracuse (3)
Colorado St. (14) Duke Syracuse Manhattan (14)
Memphis (7) Kansas Wake St. Joe's (7)
Arizona St. (10)Memphis St. Joe's Auburn (10)
Kansas (2)Kansas Wake Wake Forest(2)
Utah St. (15) E. Tenn St. (15)
 West East 
Experts' Brackets: Mark Button | Seth Davis | Stewart Mandel | Larry Smith | Grant Wahl | Luke Winn | Alexander Wolff

 
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