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East Region- 2nd round breakdown

Posted on: March 21, 2009 1:47 am

 Best Game: Another region with some fantastic games, but the one I look forward to the most is Texas vs. Duke.

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (8) Oklahoma State

Pitt- 83

OSU- 77

This game will be close. Pittsburgh was just bad in the first round, and deserved to lose. Oklahoma State on the other hand, fought until the end and took out Tennessee in a great game. In the end, I think Pitt will advance.

(4) Xavier vs. (12) Wisconsin

Xavier- 78

Wisconsin- 81

Last round, I was ripping Wisconsin, predicting them to lose by 19 and blasting their inclusion.  Then I saw them play Florida State, and they wanted to be there. Buchanon was money from deep, and Bo Ryan had them fired up. Like Gonzaga, I'm not sold on Xavier, so I will give Wisconsin the upset.

(3) Villanova vs. (6) UCLA

Villanova- 71

UCLA- 66

This should be a great game, with athletes on both sides of the ball. Both trailed against double digit seeds in the first round, but this will be a battle. I think Nova has a little more talent, and will pull out the W.

(2) Duke vs. (7) Texas

Duke- 65

Texas- 71

I am stoked for this matchup. Texas has underachieved all year, and I think they are seeing the light. Duke has been too spotty for me this year, and I think Rick Barned and the Horns can pull the stunner.  This should be a fantastic game.

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