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Yesterday’s games have ended, and sadly my Albany Great Danes were eliminated, they had a great season, and tried their best but the size of Oklahoma’s front court was too much for them. I will be making my predictions for the next 2 days worth of games right now so I can move on to other topics the rest of the week.

UAB over UCLA

Kentucky over Cincinnati

Ohio State over Arizona

Georgia State over Xavier 

Villanova over NC State

Georgetown over Utah

UNC over Arkansas

Notre Dame over Butler

Saturday should be a fun day of basketball. I placed Georgia State as a winner in a shocker, since this team is already looking like this year’s “cinderella.” Georgia State is the little school, seeded as a big underdog, with the coach who celebrates like they won the championship after each win. Coach Ron Hunter has already torn his Achilles during one celebration, and fallen off his chair during another, I would live to see his enthusiasm and love for the game throughout the tournament.

Sunday’s matchups seem a bit tamer that today’s games, as Friday’s winners were the expected teams for the most part. Here are my picks:

Duke over San Diego State

Virginia over Michigan State

Kansas over Wichita State

Dayton over Oklahoma

Gonzaga over Iowa

Oregon over Wisconsin 

Maryland over West Virginia

Louisville over Northern Iowa

I chose a few upsets for Sunday, the biggest being Dayton over Oklahoma, the lower seeded teams will have to play extremely well if they want to compete with the favorites, as the top ranked teams playing on Sunday seemed to blow out their opponents in the last round. San Diego State has a chance to beat Duke of they can start strong and keep up with Duke’s shooters. Duke is a very good team, but in past years they have shown that they can inexplicably falter in pressure situations. I know they have new players and a new team, but there is just something about playing for Duke that has these young talented player resting on their laurels, and getting caught off guard.