The early rounds of the NCAA Tournament are totally unpredictable because you can't possibly see a Middle Tennessee State coming.
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The later rounds are unpredictable in a different way because the teams are all pretty good. You get the occasional UNC-Indiana but more typically you get highly competitive matches.
And that's exactly what's should happen Saturday.
Before the Duke-Oregon game we would have said definitely Oklahoma. And we're still going with the Sooners. Oregon is pretty good though. Duke couldn't take them to the limit so we didn't get a good sense of how they'd handle it. Oklahoma can do that.
And playing in the Big 12 is completely different than the PAC-12. Oklahoma has dealt with West Virginia, Texas, Iowa State and of course Kansas.
The Sooners should be ready for Oregon.
And speaking of Kansas, the Jayhawks are in the night cap.
They're an outstanding team in the finest sense.
And Villanova? Now that's an intriguing matchup.
Usually Villanova is a really guard-oriented team but this year they have a solid big man in senior Daniel Ochefu. Still, we have to go with Kansas here. The Jayhawks are just such a fine team.