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March Madness Predictions: Breakdown of all four regions

MIDWEST REGION

Matchups

#1 Kentucky  vs. #16 Play-in Winner (Manhattan)

Kentucky by 46

#8 Cincinnati  vs. #9 Purdue

Purdue by 2

#5 West Virginia  vs. #12 Buffalo

Buffalo by 3

#4 Maryland  vs. #13 Valparaiso

Maryland by 15

#6 Butler  vs. #11 Texas

Texas by 3

#3 Notre Dame  vs. #14 Northeastern

Notre Dame by 19

#7 Wichita State  vs. #10 Indiana

Wichita St. by 8

#2 Kansas  vs. #15 New Mexico St.

Kansas by 22

Upset Special 

#12 Buffalo over #5 West Virginia

#11 Texas over #6 Butler

Cinderella Story 

I can see Buffalo taking out West Virginia in the round of 64 and then making a run against Maryland, but they will come up short. I’m not sure if many would consider a No. 7 seed a Cinderella, but I have Wichita State beating No. 2 Kansas to go to the Sweet 16.

Sweet 16  

Kentucky vs. Maryland

Notre Dame vs. Wichita State

Elite 8

Kentucky vs. Notre Dame

Regional Champion 

Kentucky

West Region is next

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