March Madness Projections: March 8

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March Madness Projections: March 8

We're less than a week away from Selection Sunday, so here's my next to last attempt at March Madness projections. Projected conference winners are in CAPS, and have their conference's 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 WINTHROP (Big South)
8 NORTHERN IOWA (Missouri Valley) vs 9 Marquette

5 BUTLER (Horizon) vs 12 UTAH STATE (WAC)
4 Tennessee vs 13 KENT STATE (MAC)

New Orleans
6 Texas A&M vs 11 St. Mary's
3 Michigan State vs 14 OAKLAND (Summit) 

7 Missouri vs 10 Georgia Tech
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

New Orleans
5 Baylor vs 12 Arizona State
4 TEMPLE (A-10) vs 13 MURRAY STATE (Ohio Valley) 

6 Georgetown vs 11 Illinois
3 Pittsburgh vs 14 WEBER STATE (Big Sky) 

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

East (Syracuse)
1 Kentucky (SEC) vs 16 LEHIGH (Patriot)/JACKSON STATE (SWAC)
8 UTEP (C-USA) vs 9 Clemson

San Jose
5 Maryland vs 12 San Diego State
4 Wisconsin vs 13 Memphis

6 Xavier vs 11 Notre Dame
3 Villanova vs 14 WOFFORD (Southern)

7 Florida State vs 10 Old Dominion (CAA)
2 Purdue vs 15 MORGAN STATE (MEAC)

South (Houston)
1 SYRACUSE (Big East) vs 16 EAST TENNESSEE STATE (Atlantic Sun)
8 CALIFORNIA (Pac-10) vs 9 UNLV

5 BYU vs 12 CORNELL (Ivy)
4 Vanderbilt vs 13 SIENA (MAAC)

San Jose
6 GONZAGA (West Coast) vs 11 Florida
3 NEW MEXICO (Mountain West) vs 14 SAM HOUSTON STATE (Southland) 

7 Texas vs 10 Wake Forest
2 OHIO STATE (Big Ten) vs 15 VERMONT (America East)

Last Four In: Memphis, Arizona State, San Diego State, Illinois

First Four Out: Mississippi, Washington, Rhode Island, UAB

Next Four Out: Seton Hall, Dayton, South Florida, Minnesota

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