NCAA Tournament 2012: Bold Predictions for Elite 8

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Bold Predictions for Elite 8
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They don't call it March "Madness" for nothing. The first day of Sweet 16 matchups was half "chalk" and half upsets, but what did you expect? 

Tonight's matchups should be no different, as No. 1 seeds Kentucky and North Carolina look to get past upset-minded Indiana and Ohio (this year's Cinderella), while highly-ranked Big 12 powerhouses Baylor and Kansas try to get past Xavier and North Carolina State (one of the "hottest" teams still in the tournament). 

This article is all about predictions for the Elite 8, but one thing is for sure—we at least know four teams (and two matchups) that will be participating. 

In the East region, top-seeded Syracuse will try to fend off No. 2 seed Ohio State in what is likely to be one of the best matchups of the entire tournament. 

The West region looks a little bit different—all the chalk is gone—and what we're left with is an exciting matchup of fast guards in Louisville and Florida. 

While the rest of the Elite Eight remains a mystery for now, I can still try to predict what is likely to go down. 

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