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March 23rd, 2016
#1 North Carolina vs. #5 Indiana
#1 Kansas vs. #5 Maryland
On the eve of the first round, eight writers on the NBADraft.net team picked eight players each participating in this year’s tournament. The competition is simple: whoever’s team scores the most points in the tournament wins. Last year, our fearless leader himself, president and founder Aran Smith blew away the competition to take home the title. Can he do it again? His challengers are Eric Guilleminault, David Ray, Clayton Crowe, Jon Wasserman, Michael Visenberg, Evan Tomes, and yours truly.
Why Kansas makes it to the Final Four:
Why the #1 seed North Carolina makes the Final Four:
Why Virginia Advances
Why #1 Seed Oregon Will Make the Final Four
Oregon may have taken the place of Michigan State for the fourth No. 1 regional seed in the NCAA Basketball Tournament bracket unveiled Sunday night.
But it is the Spartans and not the Ducks who join Kansas, North Carolina and Virginia in the first four spots in the Power 16 ratings that came on the heels of the NCAA revealing the 68-team field and bracket.