Originally posted on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 3/18/13
The West Region is lead by the Gonzaga Bulldogs who finished the season 31-2 and won the WCC championship.  They have not lost a game since January 19th, when Butler beat them by a single point on this wild inbounds play as regulation ended. I like this bracket for the Bulldogs but they have a very tough Elite 8 matchup with the Ohio State Buckeyes ahead of them.  TV Schedule (EST):Wednesday, March 2013 Boise St. vs. 13 La Salle - 9:10 p.m. truTVThursday, March 218 Pittsburgh vs. 9 Wichita St. - 1:40 p.m. TBS1 Gonzaga vs. 16 Southern - 4:10 p.m. TBS6 Arizona vs. 11 Belmont - 7:20 p.m. TNT3 New Mexico vs. 14 Harvard - 9:50 p.m. TNTFriday, March 225 Wisconsin vs. 12 Ole Miss, 12:40 p.m. truTV4 Kansas St. vs. Boise St. or La Salle, 3:10 p.m. truTV2 Ohio St. vs. 15 Iona, 7:15 p.m. CBS7 Notre Dame vs. 10 Iowa St., 9:45 p.m. CBS*Updates all week, check back daily!1 Gonzaga vs. 16 SouthernPick Distribution - Yahoo (99% Gonzaga) ESPN (99% Gonzaga) CBS (99% Gonzaga)Plug the Bulldogs all the way through to the Elite 82 Ohio State vs. 15 Iona Pick Distribution - Yahoo (99% Ohio St.) ESPN (99% Ohio St.) CBS (99% Ohio St.)Plug the Buckeyes all the way through to the Elite 83 New Mexico vs. 14 HarvardPick Distribution - Yahoo (95% New Mexico) ESPN (95% New Mexico) CBS (96% New Mexico)Without Jeremy Lin, Harvard is no match for the Lobos.  Neither is Kansas State so ride New Mexico to the Sweet 16.4 Kansas State vs. 13 Boise State / La SallePick Distribution - Yahoo (96%) ESPN (95%) CBS (97%) KSTNot much to worry about here.  K-State lost 3 of their 7 games to Kansas and the other 4 were all to teams in the RPI top 50.  This is an experienced team and they have a tough matchup in the next round, be it against Wisconsin or Ole Miss.5 Wisconsin vs. 12 Ole MissPick Distribution - Yahoo (86% Wisconsin) ESPN (68% Wisconsin) CBS (83% Wisconsin)This game could go either way and you will have to base it off of your liking of Marshall Henderson.  If you feel he is this tournaments Jimmer Freddette, than you can take Mississippi to the Sweet 16.  If you don't like the kid, Wisconsin might not make it past the Wildcats in the Round of 32.6 Arizona vs. 11 BelmontPick Distribution - Yahoo (79% Arizona) ESPN (76% Arizona) CBS (77% Arizona)Neither team can beat the Lobos in the Round of 32 so don't stress.7 Notre Dame vs. 10 Iowa State Pick Distribution - Yahoo (67% Notre Dame) ESPN (55% Notre Dame) CBS (64% Notre Dame)I am taking the Cyclones to beat the Fighting Irish, but a matchup with the Buckeyes follows so nothing to worry about here.8 Pittsburgh vs. 9 Wichita State Pick Distribution - Yahoo (66% Pittsburgh) ESPN (64% Pittsburgh) CBS (66% Pittsburgh)Pitt is the nations 6th best defense and should shut down Wichita State who doesn't light up the scoreboard.  Either way the winner faces the Gonzaga Bulldogs so don't spend much time debating this onePotential Bracket Buster:12 Mississippi Rebels - The Rebels could take down Wisconsin in the 1st round and follow that up with a victory over Kansas State en route to a Sweet 16 matchup with the Zags.  If you drank the Marshall Henderson juice, then you will be one of the few lucky ones who trusted him enough to take Mississippi this far.Potential National Champions:1 Gonzaga Bulldogs2 Ohio State Buckeyes
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