March Madness 2012: Predictions for the First Four

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March Madness 2012: Predictions for the First Four
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The first four games of March Madness may not be glamorous, well-contested or even that important, but they're still the first four games. These underappreciated 12th, 14th and 16th seeds have the job of opening the NCAA tournament, thanks to last year's expansion to a 68-team field. While most people simply take the results of these games as irrelevant, as they're more or less expected to get walked on in their next match, or fans ignore them as boring mid-major bouts. I'd like to briefly look at each of these four games and my predicted outcome. After all, VCU showed us last year that the teams playing in the first four games can make the Final Four.

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