March Madness Projections: Feb. 22

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March Madness Projections: Feb. 22
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We're three weeks from Selection Sunday, so here's my second attempt at March Madness Projections. Conference winners are in CAPS and have the conference name next to them.

Midwest (1) vs. West (4)
East (2) vs. South (3)

Midwest (St. Louis)
Oklahoma City
1 KANSAS (Big 12) vs. 16 STONY BROOK (America East)
8 Virginia Tech vs. 9 Louisville 

San Jose
5 BYU vs. 12 St. Mary's
4 Vanderbilt vs. 13 UTAH STATE (WAC) 

6 Texas A&M vs. 11 UAB
3 Ohio State vs. 14 OAKLAND (Summit) 

7 NORTHERN IOWA (Missouri Valley) vs. 10 Marquette
2 West Virginia vs. 15 UC-SANTA BARBARA (Big West) 

West (Salt Lake City)
1 PURDUE (Big Ten) vs. 16 CAMPBELL (Atlantic Sun)
8 Missouri vs. 9 Georgia Tech 

New Orleans
5 Texas vs. 12 SIENA (MAAC)
4 TEMPLE (Atlantic 10) vs. 13 MURRAY STATE (Ohio Valley) 

San Jose
6 Baylor vs. 11 Rhode Island
3 NEW MEXICO (Mountain West) vs. 14 WEBER STATE (Big Sky) 

7 Richmond vs. 10 Illinois
2 DUKE (ACC) vs. 15 NORTH TEXAS (Sun Belt)

East (Syracuse)
1 Kentucky (SEC) vs. 16 LEHIGH (Patriot)/JACKSON STATE (SWAC)
8 Clemson vs. 9 Oklahoma State

5 GONZAGA (West Coast) vs. 12 Dayton
4 Wisconsin vs. 13 CORNELL (Ivy) 

New Orleans
6 Wake Forest vs. 11 OLD DOMINION (Colonial)
3 Georgetown vs. 14 MORGAN STATE (MEAC) 

7 Xavier vs. 10 UTEP (C-USA)
2 Villanova vs. 15 COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON (Southern) 

South (Houston)
1 SYRACUSE (Big East) vs. 16 ROBERT MORRIS (Northeast)
8 UNLV vs. 9 Florida State 

5 Tennessee vs. 12 San Diego State
4 Michigan State vs. 13 KENT STATE (MAC) 

6 BUTLER (Horizon) vs. 11 Florida
3 Pittsburgh vs. 14 SAM HOUSTON STATE (Southland) 

Oklahoma City
7 Maryland vs. 10 CALIFORNIA (Pac 10)
2 Kansas State vs. 15 COASTAL CAROLINA (Big South)

Last Four In: San Diego State, Dayton, St. Mary's, UAB
First Four Out: Ole Miss, Washington, Memphis, Connecticut

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