With the Sweet 16 bracket now known, we've been revising out original NCAA bracket predictions, using some of the knowledge gained over the first two rounds to start fresh. With as many upsets and bracket busters as there were ahead of the Sweet 16, the NCAA Tournament looks quite a bit different than originally predicted. Pittsburgh is gone, four double-digit seeds are in the Sweet 16 and a few teams are playing the role of spoiler.
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No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks def. No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers. No. 3 vs. No. 4 in Ken Pomeroy's rankings, and I'd expect the Morris twins to roll here. Wisconsin has looked great thus far, but so has Kansas. Barring a major slip-up, the Jayhawks look like they're headed to the national title game.
No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes def. No. 1 Duke Blue Devils. If we're looking at this on paper, the Ohio State-Duke game is the de facto National Championship. These are the two teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2 by Ken Pomeroy, and they're played like it over the first two rounds. Ohio State continues to look completely dominant, with weapons to slay teams all over the court. Shut one down and another two pop up. Against Duke, I like the Buckeyes.
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 1 Kansas. I still get the feeling whichever team comes out of the left side of the bracket will take the title home, but Ohio State is the hot hand and has the talent. If this matchup comes to pass, it should be a great one, but I'd expect Ohio State to cut down the nets.
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