March Madness 2013 Bracket: Picks and Predictions for All Round of 64 Games

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March Madness 2013 Bracket: Picks and Predictions for All Round of 64 Games
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Might North Carolina vs. Villanova provide us with the best Round of 64 game?

Now that we've had time to digest the brackets and lament various under-appreciated teams (attention: Davidson and Pittsburgh), let's get into some of the juicier opening-round matchups.

Most of the No. 8 vs. No. 9 games should be excellent (especially UNC vs. Villanova), and the No. 5 vs. No. 12 matchups are all intriguing (looking at you, Marshall Henderson). The committee also gave us plenty of upset fodder, especially in the West region, where a number of higher seeds could drop in the first round. 

Spoiler alert: Don't expect this to be the year a No. 16 seed takes out a No. 1 seed. A number of upsets occurred in the smaller conference tournaments that ultimately gave teams like Liberty (20 losses) a chance at the tournament; thus, this year's crop of 16s isn't all that impressive. 

Who cares about the No. 1 vs. No. 16 matchups? Let's get to picks for all Round of 64 games. 

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