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The NCAA Basketball Tournament is the most unpredictable tournament in all of sports. There are upsets and buzzer beaters throughout the whole tournament to keep viewers on their toes. Here are our picks to win and possible underdog teams that might surprise you.

Favorites to Win

North Carolina

  • Record: 26-5
  • Big Wins: UCLA, Gonzaga, Virginia Tech, Duke 2x
  • Losses: Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia
  • Key Player: Luke Maye 14.6 points 10.5 reb

Tennessee

  • Record: 27-4
  • Big Wins: Kentucky, Gonzaga, Mississippi St.
  • Losses: Kentucky, Kansas, Auburn, LSU
  • Key Player: Grant Williams 19.3 points 7.7 reb

Duke

  • Record: 26-5
  • Big Wins: Auburn, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Virginia 2x, Florida St.
  • Losses: Gonzaga, Syracuse, UNC 2x, Virginia Tech
  • Key Player: Zion Williamson 21.6 points 8.8 reb

Cinderellas

UC Irvine

  • Record: 27-5
  • Big Wins: Texas A&M, Tulane
  • Losses: Toledo, Utah State, Butler, Pacific, Long Beach State
  • Key Player: Max Hazzard 12.1 points

Murray State

  • Record: 27-4  
  • Big Wins: MTSU, Eastern Kentucky
  • Losses: Alabama, Auburn, Belmont, Jacksonville St.
  • Key Player: Ja Morant 24.6 points 10 ast

Wofford

  • Record: 29-4
  • Big Wins: South Carolina, UNCG 3x
  • Losses: UNC, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi St.
  • Key Player: Fletcher Magee 20.5 points

 

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