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Hampton Pirates vs. Virginia Cavaliers: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

Tony Bennett and the Midwest Region top-seeded Cavaliers are set to face fellow Old Dominion school Hampton
Hampton Pirates vs. Virginia Cavaliers: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

For the second time in three seasons, the Virginia Cavaliers will enter the NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed. Virginia, top seed in the Midwest Region, will take on the Hampton Pirates in the first round in Raleigh, N.C., on Thursday.

 

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Connecticut Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

Kevin Ollie's Huskies look to continue their postseason winning streak when they take on the Buffaloes
Connecticut Huskies vs. Colorado Buffaloes: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

No team played its way off the bubble in more dramatic fashion than Connecticut. Now the Huskies are back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since winning the national championship in 2014. Can they do it again? UConn has reached the Final Four or won it all three times in its last four Tournament appearances.

 

UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Duke Blue Devils: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

Brandon Ingram and the Blue Devils open defense of their national title against the Seahawks
UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Duke Blue Devils: NCAA Tournament First Round Preview and Prediction

For the Duke Blue Devils, playing games in March has become a regular routine. After all, they are the defending national champions and Mike Krzyzewski's team has played in the NCAA Tournament 21 years in a row.

 

For the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, playing this late in March is a bit of a surprise for their fans.

 

Outrageous Predictions for March Madness

Your bracket is already trash before the tournament begins, all due to the outrageousness that is inevitable in March. You've been warned Bill Self
Outrageous Predictions for March Madness

It's time once again for the annual routine of pretending to know what you are doing when it comes to filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket. Do you go chalk? Do you try and predict the Cinderella team that will inevitably crash the Elite Eight? Do you trust your eyes, your gut, your head or your heart?

Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for NCAA Tournament First Round Games

Where should your money go when March Madness commences on Thursday and Friday?
Betting Against the Spread: Best Bets for NCAA Tournament First Round Games

When it comes to this exercise, the NCAA Tournament is a different animal completely. Before we get to the picks, here are a few tips. The biggest thing you have to do is throw out the seeds when considering a play because they mean nothing to Vegas. You will see higher-seeded teams as a favorite and sometimes even bigger faves then you'd think despite the seed disparity.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane: NCAA Tournament First Four Preview and Prediction

Two teams trying to prove they belong face-off in the First Four
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Michigan Wolverines vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane: NCAA Tournament First Four Preview and Prediction

Like it or not, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (20-11) and the Michigan Wolverines (22-12) are in the NCAA Tournament and will face one another in the last of the First Four matchups.

8 Slumping Teams to Avoid in Your 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket

It could be a short stay in the Tournament for Mike Krzyzewski and the defending champion Duke Blue Devils
8 Slumping Teams to Avoid in Your 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket

This season has been arguably the most competitive in NCAA basketball history. The playing field was as level as it has ever been. The four No. 1 seeds have a combined 23 losses on the year, an NCAA Tournament record.

6 Double-Digit Seeds to Watch in 2016 NCAA Tournament

Can Northern Iowa crash the Sweet 16 party again?
6 Double-Digit Seeds to Watch in 2016 NCAA Tournament

Every year there are teams that capture the heart of America after making an unexpected run. VCU was just another school in terms of popularity before they went from the First Four all the way to the Final Four in 2011. Now, the Rams are always on people's minds when it comes to March. Dunk City was just Florida Gulf Coast before they were put on the map in 2014.

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