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Why Notre Dame is Kentucky's most dangerous threat in the Midwest Region
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Why Notre Dame is Kentucky's most dangerous threat in the Midwest Region

Everybody has a preferred method for picking winners in the NCAA tournament. Do you favor teams with great guards or dominant big men? Teams with championship coaches or ones entering the tournament on a hot streak? And, most importantly, teams with animals for mascots or people? We can't help you with the latter, but for everything else, for the second straight year we present our team-by-team guide to the NCAA tournament. Each breakdown includes stats, analysis and video to help you fill out your bracket.

To read team-specific previews, click on each team's name. To watch a preview of each game, click on the video icon.

Midwest Region
East Region
No. 1 Kentucky vs. No 16 Hampton | Preview No. 1 Villanova vs. No 16 Lafayette | Preview
No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 Purdue | Preview No. 8 N.C. State vs. No. 9 LSU | Preview
No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 Buffalo | Preview No. 5 Northern Iowa vs. No. 12 Wyoming | Preview
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Valparaiso | Preview No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 13 UC Irvine | Preview
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Texas | Preview No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11 Boise/Dayton
No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 14 Northeastern | Preview No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Albany | Preview
No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Indiana | Preview No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Georgia | Preview
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 New Mexico St. | Preview No. 2 Virginia vs. No. 15 Belmont | Preview
West Region
South Region
No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No 16 Coastal Carolina | Preview No. 1 Duke vs. No 16 UNF/Robert Morris
No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State | Preview No. 8 San Diego St. vs. No. 9 St. John's | Preview
No. 5 Arkansas vs. No. 12 Wofford | Preview No. 5 Utah vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin | Preview
No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Harvard | Preview No. 4 Georgetown vs. No. 13 E. Washington | Preview
No. 6 Xavier vs. No. 11 Ole Miss | Preview No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 UCLA | Preview
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 Georgia State | Preview No. 3 Iowa St. vs. No. 14 UAB | Preview
No. 7 VCU vs. No. 10 Ohio State | Preview No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Davidson | Preview
No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Texas Southern | Preview No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 15 NDSU | Preview

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