2015 NCAA tournament: Previewing every team, game in the Round of 64

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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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