Predictions by Sports Editor Franco Salandra
Game Franco's Predictions Day Time Network I'll Watch
Syracuse 64 - Wisconsin 63
With Fab Melo gone, I am taking the Badgers in this one. Their style can beat the 2-3 zone of 'Cuse. Thurs, March 22 7:15pm CBS
Micigan St. 44 - Louisville 57
Izzo vs. Pitino will be a great coaching battle. Give me the Spartans, but this will be a close one. Thurs, March 22 7:47pm TBS
Ohio St. 81 - Cincinnati 66
The Buckeyes' depth will be too much for the Bearcats. Thurs, March 22 9:45pm CBS
Marquette 58 - Florida 68
Jae Crowder is playing at a great level right now, and he will keep the Golden Eagles moving. Give me Marquette. Thurs, March 22 10:17pm TBS
Baylor 75 - Xavier 70
This one is a tough one, but I've been riding Baylor all season. I have to stick with them over Xavier. Friday, March 23 7:15pm CBS
North Carolina 73 - Ohio 65 (OT)
The Tarheels suffered a big loss when Kendall Marshall broke a bone in his wrist. His status for Friday is still uncertain, but I really don't think it matters in this one. UNC marches on. Friday, March 23 7:47pm TBS
Kentucky 102 - Indiana 90
The Hoosiers beat kentucky earlier this season on a buzzer-beater. I don't think that's happening again. Kentucky wins. Friday, March 23 9:45pm CBS
Kansas 60 - N.C. State 57
The Jayhawks have not played great in this tournament. They were lucky to get away with a win over Purdue, but Coach Self will get his guys ready for this next one. The Wolfpack will give them a tough game, but Kansas will win. Friday, March 23 10:17pm TBS
March 22-25, 2012
West Regional: US Airways Center (Phoenix)
South Regional: Georgia Dome (Atlanta)
Midwest Regional: Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis)
East Regional: TD Garden (Boston)

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