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No. 1 Michigan State beats No. 16 LIU Brooklyn
No. 8 Memphis beats No. 9 Saint Louis; I disagree with this pick. St. Louis will take down Memphis here.
No. 5 New Mexico beats No. 12 Long Beach State; This is one of my upsets; Long Beach State is the real deal.
No. 4 Louisville beats No. 13 Davidson; Louisville is vulnerable, but they should get past Davidson.
No. 6 Murray State beats No. 11 Colorado State; This game is a tough one to call. The Racers have been a great story, but are they the real deal?
No. 3 Marquette beats BYU/Iona winner; Marquette is an excellent team and I see them going far.
No. 7 Florida beats No. 10 Virginia; I don't love this pick. Virginia is one of the best defensive teams in the country, and can slow Florida down. If the Gators struggle from the outside, expect them to go down here.
No. 2 Missouri beats No. 15 Norfolk State
Round of 32
No. 1 Michigan State beats No. 8 Memphis; Tom Izzo and Draymond Green are too tough.
No. 4 Louisville beats No. 5 New Mexico; I disagree with this pick. Louisville is overrated and will go down to Long Beach St. here.
No. 6 Murray State beats No. 3 Marquette; Marquette will prevail and the Golden Eagles are an excellent squad. Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder are fantastic.
No. 2 Missouri beats No. 7 Florida; The Tigers guard play will propel them to victory.
No. 1 Michigan State beats No. 4 Louisville; The Spartans are playing some of the best basketball in the country.
No. 2 Missouri beats No. 6 Murray State; The Tigers will advance to the Elite Eight riding Marcus Denmon, Kim English and the Pressey brothers.
No. 2 Missouri beats No. 1 Michigan State; I couldn't agree more. Denmon and Co. will find their way to NOLA.