Predictions by Sports Editor Franco Salandra
Game Franco's Predictions Day Time Network I'll Watch
Syracuse 75 - Kansas St. 59
Syracuse gets a scare in their opening round game, but I thnk they will get things straightened out and move onto the Sweet 16. Saturday, March 17 12:15pm CBS
Ohio St. 73 - Gonzaga 66
Ohio State is a very dangerous team, but Gonzaga will keep it close. Give me the Buckeyes. Saturday, March 17 2:45pm CBS
Marquette 62 - Murray St. 53
Buzz Williams has his team on fire. Marquette will take it to the Racers and move on. Saturday, March 17 5:15pm CBS
Wisconsin 60 - Vanderbilt 57
This will be a very even game. Wisconsin's deliberate style is tough to beat when they are on. Saturday, March 17 6:10pm TNT
Indiana 63 - VCU 61
I'm taking the upset. Give me Shaka Smart and the Rams. Saturday, March 17 7:10pm TBS
Kentucky 87 - Iowa St. 71
Coach Cal and the Wildcats will continue their run. They will take out the Cyclones. Saturday, March 17 7:45pm CBS
Baylor 80 - Colorado 63
Perry Jones and Baylor will just be too much for the Buffs. Saturday, March 17 8:40pm TNT
Louisville 59 - New Mexico 56
Pitino has the Cards playing amazing ball. Peyton Siva is finally showing what he can do. Saturday, March 17 9:40pm TBS
Georgetown 63 - NC State 66
Georgetown will prove to be too tough for the Wolfpack Sunday, March 18 12:15pm CBS
Izzo and the Spartans will take down St. Louis. The Billikins had a great season. Sunday, March 18 2:45pm CBS
North Carolina 87 - Creighton 73
The Tar Heels will continue to march on to the Sweet 16. Sunday, March 18 5:15pm CBS
Florida 84 - Norfolk St. 50
Norfolk St. is a great story, but the Cinderalla ride will end against the Gators.) Sunday, March 18 6:10pm TNT
South Florida 56 - Ohio 62
USF is playing on all cylinders right now. They are not a 12 seed. They will head into the Sweet 16. Sunday, March 18 7:10pm TBS
Xavier 70 - Lehigh 58
Another matchup of lower seeded teams that will be a slugfest. I see Xavier coming out of this one. Sunday, March 18 7:45pm truTV
Kansas 63 - Purdue 60
The Jayhawks are on a mission. They will take down Purdue, although I think this will be a close one. Sunday, March 18 8:40pm TNT
Florida St. 56 - Cincinnati 62
Florida St. is one of the hottest teams coming into the tournament. I am giving them the nod in this one. Sunday, March 18 9:40pm TBS
March 15-18, 2012
Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.)
The Pit (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh)
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.)
Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
CenturyLink Center Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)
Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tenn.)
Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, N.C.)

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