Originally posted on Sportz Assassin  |  Last updated 3/20/13
TEAM TO BEAT: Louisville. The won a wicked Big East tournament and get a very favorable venue list to get to the Final Four.  I buy into the notion that guard play is paramount in the NCAA tournament and the Cardinals have that in spades. TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Louisville. I think it is laid out pretty well for Rick Pitino's bunch.  Short trips to Lexington and Indianapolis, a paved road to the Elite 8 and a very flawed No. 2 seed possibly waiting for them.TEAM TO WATCH FOR (LESS THAN A NO. 3 SEED):Creighton. Stop if you've heard this before: an experienced team with a player that can carry them.  Doug McDermott is a POY candidate who can put up points on anyone and the experience of playing tough teams in the tournament. YOUR CINDERELLA: Oregon. The Ducks are tough and underseeded (see below).  In a region that I feel will be mostly chalk, Oregon could be the one school to sneak into the Sweet 16. WORST SEEDING ERROR: Oregon. The Pac-12 tournament champions were completely
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