NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: 10 Dark Horse Picks for the Final Four

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NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: 10 Dark Horse Picks for the Final Four
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Many brackets will have Final Fours that include a combination of the following teams: Ohio State, Kansas, Duke, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Florida, Syracuse, Purdue and Connecticut.

Yeah, those are all good teams, but where's the fun in picking the favorites? Why not take a chance for once and go with a team no one else is giving any credit to make a serious run?

I'm sure the people who picked Butler to make it to the Final Four last year looked like geniuses. Granted, 95 percent of them were either Butler graduates or were friends with one of the players, but that's beside the point.

The point is, it's fun rooting for the underdog. They're not expected to win, which means low expectations, but a huge reward if they pull off the upset for those who actually predicted it.

Well, my friends, here are 10 teams that could make you look like a genius in April if you have the guts to take a chance on any one of these teams. I am, and it's the last one on the list.

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