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NCAA Bracket Predictions 2011: Rounding Up The Latest March Madness Picks

With just over 12 hours to go until the “second round” of the NCAA Tournament gets underway, it’s a good time to check out a few resources for some last-minute bracket predictions. As many pools and contests ignored the First Four games, there’s still time to fill out a printable bracket and get an office pool or bracket contest started. We now know all but one First Four winner, as well, giving us a good look at the bracket as we make our predictions.

We begin here, where we’ve been compiling bracket predictions throughout the week. In our NCAA bracket predictions StoryStream, you can find Dick Vitale’s bracket, Jay Bilas’ bracket and even Barack Obama’s bracket. In addition to the “expert picks,” you can also find game-by-game predictions for all the regions and the Final Four.

Next up: SB Nation’s bracket predictions. The crew over there has been compiling picks throughout the week, going through region-by-region to select winners in each and every game. If a look at the seeds is your thing, check out Jon Bois’ historical look at how each seed does in the NCAA Tournament, along with excellent mock interviews.

I know what you’re thinking: What does LeBron James think? Well, there's no conclusive answer, unfortunately. James filled out two brackets, each with different winners. For those with ESPN Insider accounts, Joe Lunardi makes his picks and there’s also a bracket predictor available. The expert’s picks video can be found here, as well.

Be sure to wander the rest of NCAA bracket predictions StoryStream for the latest picks and predictions. Grab a printable bracket and make your own picks ahead of Thursday’s game bonanza.