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March Madness Projections: March 1

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Kevin BurkeContributor IMarch 1, 2010


We're less than two weeks away from Selection Sunday, so here's my third attempt at March Madness Projections. Projected conference winners are in CAPS and have 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 NORTHERN IOWA (Missouri Valley) vs 9 Georgia Tech 

San Jose
5 BUTLER (Horizon) vs 12 Connecticut
4 Georgetown vs 13 Utah State (WAC) 

San Jose
6 Texas A&M vs 11 St. Mary's
3 NEW MEXICO (Mountain West) vs 14 OAKLAND (Summit) 

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

West (Salt Lake City)

1 DUKE (ACC) vs 16 QUINNIPIAC (Northeast)
8 Oklahoma State vs 9 Louisville

5 Baylor vs 12 SIENA (MAAC)
4 Vanderbilt vs 13 MURRAY STATE (Ohio Valley) 

6 Texas vs 11 Illinois
3 Michigan State vs 14 WEBER STATE (Big Sky) 

Oklahoma City
7 Richmond vs 10 Virginia Tech
2 Kansas State vs 15 NORTH TEXAS (Sun Belt) 

East (Syracuse)

1 Kentucky (SEC) vs 16 JACKSONVILLE (Atlantic Sun)
8 Clemson vs 9 UTEP (C-USA)

5 BYU vs 12 Dayton
4 Wisconsin vs 13 CORNELL (Ivy) 

New Orleans
6 Xavier vs 11 OLD DOMINION (Colonial)
3 Purdue vs 14 WOFFORD (Southern)

7 Wake Forest vs 10 UAB
2 Villanova vs 15 MORGAN STATE (MEAC)

South (Houston)

8 Florida State vs 9 UNLV

New Orleans
5 Tennessee vs 12 UTAH STATE (WAC)
4 TEMPLE (Atlantic 10) vs 13 KENT STATE (MAC) 

6 GONZAGA (West Coast) vs 11 Florida
3 Pittsburgh vs 14 SAM HOUSTON STATE (Southland) 

7 Maryland vs 10 CALIFORNIA (Pac-10)
2 OHIO STATE (Big Ten) vs 15 COASTAL CAROLINA (Big South)

Last Four In: San Diego State, Dayton, Connecticut, St. Mary's
First Four Out: Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Rhode Island, Seton Hall

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