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NCAA Tournament Bracket Released - Initial Reaction

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The conference tournaments have finished and the NCAA Tournament brackets have been released. Below are screen shots of the bracket, a printable bracket, and some quick thoughts on the bracket.

PRINTABLE BRACKET

Quick Thoughts
  • Kentucky has an easy road and deservedly so. The bottom half of that bracket is very intriguing, but obviously the Wildcats can only play one of those eight.
  • Virginia had a good draw in that they get to play in Charlotte in the same bracket as Villanova. Unfortunately, Michigan State could be a brutal second game for the Wahoos in the event that each advances.
  • Northern Iowa and Louisville could be an excellent Round of 32 game. Louisville has a very reasonable path to the Final Four.
  • Duke seems to have a fairly clear path to the the Elite Eight. I like Iowa State to beat Gonzaga in the Sweet 16.
  • lol UCLA
  • If North Carolina and Arkansas meet in the Round of 32, that promises to be an excellent up-tempo matchup.
  • Final Four: Kentucky, Arizona, Iowa State, and Louisville
Midwest Regional

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South

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West

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