March Madness Predictions

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As the 2016 edition of March Madness gets set to kick off tomorrow, people everywhere are beginning to fill out their brackets. Although always exciting, this year’s tournament is one of the more highly anticipated because there has been no clear favorite as in years past. As a result, almost every game has the possibility of an upset.

Here are Mustang staff writers Andrew Naimark and Jack Hauser’s predictions for every round of 64 matchup:

East

North Carolina (1) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (16)/Fairleigh Dickinson (16)
Predictions: Naimark- North Carolina, Hauser- North Carolina

USC (8) vs. Providence (9)
Predictions: Naimark- Providence, Hauser- Providence

Indiana (5) vs. Chattanooga (12)
Predictions: Naimark- Indiana, Hauser-Indiana

Kentucky (4) vs. Stony Brook (13)
Predictions: Naimark- Kentucky, Hauser- Kentucky

Notre Dame (6) vs. Michigan (11)/ Tulsa (11)
Predictions: Naimark- Notre Dame, Hauser- Notre Dame

West Virginia (3) vs. Stephen F. Austin (14)
Predictions: Naimark- West Virginia, Hauser- West Virginia

Pittsburgh (10) vs. Wisconsin (7)
Predictions: Naimark- Wisconsin, Hauser- Pittsburgh

Xavier (2) vs. Weber State (15)
Predictions: Naimark-Xavier, Hauser- Xavier

West

Oregon (1) vs. Southern (16)/ Holy Cross (16)
Predictions: Naimark- Oregon, Hauser- Oregon

Saint Joseph’s (8) vs. Cincinnati (9)
Predictions: Naimark- Cincinnati, Hauser- Saint Joseph’s

Baylor (5) vs. Yale (12)
Predictions: Naimark- Baylor, Hauser- Baylor
Duke (4) vs. UNC Wilmington (13)
Predictions: Naimark- Duke, Hauser- Duke

Northern Iowa (11) vs. Texas (6)
Predictions: Naimark- Northern Iowa, Hauser- Iowa

Texas A&M (3) vs. Green Bay (14)
Predictions: Naimark- Texas A&M, Hauser- Texas A&M

Oregon State (7) vs. VCU (10)
Predictions: Naimark- VCU, Hauser- VCU

Oklahoma (2) vs. CSU Bakersfield (15)
Predictions: Naimark- Oklahoma, Hauser- Oklahoma

Midwest

Virginia (1) vs. Hampton (16)
Predictions: Naimark- Virginia, Hauser- Virginia

Texas Tech (8) vs. Butler (9)
Predictions: Naimark- Butler, Hauser- Texas Tech

Purdue (5) vs. Little Rock (12)
Predictions: Naimark- Purdue, Hauser- Purdue

Iowa State (4) vs. Iona (13)
Predictions: Naimark- Iowa State, Hauser- Iowa State

Seton Hall (6) vs. Gonzaga (11)
Predictions: Naimark- Gonzaga, Hauser- Gonzaga

Utah (3) vs. Fresno State (14)
Predictions: Naimark- Utah, Hauser- Fresno State

Dayton (7) vs. Syracuse (10)
Predictions: Naimark- Dayton, Hauser- Dayton

Michigan State (2) vs. Middle Tennessee (15)
Predictions: Naimark- MIchigan State, Hauser- Michigan State

South

Kansas (1) vs. Austin Peay (16)
Predictions: Naimark- Kansas, Hauser- Kansas

Colorado (8) vs. UConn (9)
Predictions: Naimark- UConn, Hauser- Colorado

Maryland (5) vs. South Dakota State (12)
Predictions: Naimark- Maryland, Hauser- South Dakota State

California (4) vs. Hawaii (13)
Predictions: Naimark- Cal, Hauser- Cal

Arizona (6) vs. Wichita State (11)/ Vanderbilt (11)
Predictions: Naimark- Arizona, Hauser- Arizona

Miami (3) vs. Buffalo (14)
Predictions: Naimark- Miami, Hauser- Miami

Iowa (7) vs. Temple (10)
Predictions: Naimark- Iowa, Hauser- Temple

Villanova (2) vs. UNC Asheville (15)
Predictions: Naimark- Villanova, Hauser- Villanova