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Seth Davis reveals his surprising Final Four picks
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Seth Davis reveals his surprising Final Four picks
SI Staff
Tuesday March 15th, 2016

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 third 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 video breakdown of each squad, click the play button.

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South Region East Region

No. 1
Kansas
(30-4)
vs.
No. 16
Austin Peay
(18-17)

No. 1
North Carolina
(28-6)
vs.
No. 16
FGCU
(20-13)

No. 8
Colorado
(22-11)
vs.
No. 9
UConn
(24-10)

No. 8
USC
(21-12)
vs.
No. 9
Providence
(23-10)

No. 5
Maryland
(25-8)
vs.
No. 12
S. Dakota St.
(26-7)

No. 5
Indiana
(25-7)
vs.
No. 12
Chattanooga
(29-5)

No. 4
California
(23-10)
vs.
No. 13
Hawai'i
(27-5)

No. 4
Kentucky
(26-8)
vs.
No. 13
Stony Brook
(26-6)

No. 6
Arizona
(25-8)
vs.
No. 11
Wichita St.
(24-8)

No. 6
Notre Dame
(21-11)
vs.
No. 11
Michigan
(22-12)

No. 3
Miami (Fla.)
(25-7)
vs.
No. 14
Buffalo
(20-14)

No. 3
West Virginia
(26-8)
vs.
No. 14
Stephen F. Austin
(27-5)

No. 7
Iowa
(21-10)
vs.
No. 15
Temple
(21-11)

No. 7
Wisconsin
(20-12)
vs.
No. 10
Pittsburgh
(21-11)

No. 2
Villanova
(29-5)
vs.
No. 15
UNC Asheville
(22-11)

No. 2
Xavier
(27-5)
vs.
No. 15
Weber State
(26-8)
West Region Midwest Region

No. 1
Oregon
(28-6)
vs.
No. 16
Holy Cross
(14-19)

No. 1
Virginia
(26-7)
vs.
No. 16
Hampton
(21-10)

No. 8
St. Joseph's
(27-7)
vs.
No. 9
Cincinnati
(22-10)

No. 8
Texas Tech
(19-12)
vs.
No. 9
Butler
(21-10)

No. 5
Baylor
(22-11)
vs.
No. 12
Yale
(22-6)

No. 5
Purdue
(26-8)
vs.
No. 12
Little Rock
(29-4)

No. 4
Duke
(23-10)
vs.
No. 13
UNC
Wilmington

(25-7)

No. 4
Iowa State
(21-11)
vs.
No. 13
Iona
(22-10)

No. 6
Texas
(20-12)
vs.
No. 11
Northern
Iowa

(22-12)

No. 6
Seton Hall
(25-8)
vs.
No. 11
Gonzaga
(26-7)

No. 3
Texas A&M
(26-8)
vs.
No. 14
Green Bay
(23-12)

No. 3
Utah
(26-8)
vs.
No. 14
Fresno State
(25-9)

No. 7
Oregon State
(19-12)
vs.
No. 10
VCU
(24-10)

No. 7
Dayton
(25-7)
vs.
No. 10
Syracuse
(19-13)

No. 2
Oklahoma
(25-7)
vs.
No. 15
Cal State Bakersfield
(24-8)

No. 2
Michigan State
(29-5)
vs.
No. 15
Middle Tennessee
(24-9)

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