The Bracketologist fills out his bracket

March, 18, 2013
3/18/13
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You’ve kept up with his projections for the past few months, but Joe Lunardi doesn’t go into hibernation once the real bracket comes out. Our resident Bracketologist is a hardcore basketball fan who knows his stuff.

Lunardi and his team put together an in-depth breakdown of all 68 teams and he also provided video previews of each tourney team.

Here are his picks for the Big Dance:

FIRST FOUR

16 North Carolina A&T over 16 Liberty
11 Saint Mary's over 11 Middle Tennessee
16 James Madison over 16 LIU Brooklyn
13 Boise State over 13 La Salle

MIDWEST

Round of 64
1 Louisville over 16 North Carolina A&T
9 Missouri over 8 Colorado State
5 Oklahoma State over 12 Oregon
4 Saint Louis over 13 New Mexico State
11 Saint Mary's over 6 Memphis
3 Michigan State over 14 Valparaiso
7 Creighton over 10 Cincinnati
2 Duke over 15 Albany

Round of 32
1 Louisville over 9 Missouri
4 Saint Louis over 5 Oklahoma State
3 Michigan State over 11 Saint Mary's
2 Duke over 7 Creighton

Sweet 16
1 Louisville over 4 Saint Louis
3 Michigan State over 2 Duke

Elite Eight
1 Louisville over 3 Michigan State

WEST

Round of 64
1 Gonzaga over 16 Southern
8 Pittsburgh over 9 Wichita State
5 Wisconsin over 12 Ole Miss
4 Kansas State over 13 Boise State
11 Belmont over 6 Arizona
3 New Mexico over 14 Harvard
7 Notre Dame over 10 Iowa State
2 Ohio State over 15 Iona

Round of 32
1 Gonzaga over 8 Pittsburgh
4 Kansas State over 5 Wisconsin
3 New Mexico over 11 Belmont
2 Ohio State over 7 Notre Dame

Sweet 16
1 Gonzaga over 4 Kansas State
2 Ohio State over 3 New Mexico

Elite Eight
1 Gonzaga over 2 Ohio State

SOUTH

Round of 64
1 Kansas over 16 Western Kentucky
8 North Carolina over 9 Villanova
5 VCU over 12 Akron
4 Michigan over 13 South Dakota State
6 UCLA over 11 Minnesota
3 Florida over 14Northwestern State
7 San Diego State over 10 Oklahoma
2 Georgetown over 15 Florida Gulf Coast

Round of 32
1 Kansas over 8 North Carolina
4 Michigan over 5 VCU
3 Florida over 6 UCLA
2 Georgetown over 7 San Diego State

Sweet 16
4 Michigan over 1 Kansas
3 Florida over 2 Georgetown

Elite Eight
3 Florida over 4 Michigan

EAST

Round of 64
1 Indiana over 16 James Madison
9 Temple over 8 NC State
5 UNLV over 12 California
4 Syracuse over 13 Montana
6 Butler over 11 Bucknell
3 Marquette over 14 Davidson
7 Illinois over 10 Colorado
2 Miami over 15 Pacific

Round of 32
1 Indiana over 9 Temple
4 Syracuse over 5 UNLV
6 Butler over 3 Marquette
2 Miami over 7 Illinois

Sweet 16
4 Syracuse over 1 Indiana
2 Miami over 6 Butler

Elite Eight
2 Miami over 4 Syracuse

NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
1 Louisville over 1 Gonzaga
3 Florida over 2 Miami

NATIONAL TITLE GAME
1 Louisville over 3 Florida

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