It’s March, and for history’s sake, let’s take a look through the SI archives.

By SI Wire
March 17, 2016

It’s March, and for history’s sake, let’s take a look through the SI archives.

Sports Illustrated has picked every game since 1998 — though we didn’t go beyond the Final Four in ‘98, ‘00 or ‘01.

And like most people this time of the year, admittedly our accuracy has been mixed. SI has predicted 28 of 72 Final Four teams in that span (38.9%), has correctly put nine teams through to the final, and picked just two correct national champions (Connecticut in 2004, Louisville in 2013).

For the record, our 2016 picks are Kansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Michigan State, with Kansas over UNC in the title game.

Find all our picks below.

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SI Picks: North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Arizona

Actual Final Four: North Carolina, Kentucky, Stanford, Utah


SI: Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Duke

Final: Duke over Connecticut

Actual: Connecticut, Ohio State, Michigan State, Duke

Final: Connecticut over Duke


LSU, Michigan State, Temple, Stanford

Actual: Wisconsin, Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina


Duke, Arizona, Michigan State, Stanford

Actual: Duke, Arizona, Michigan State, Maryland

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SI Final Four: Oklahoma, USC, Kansas, Maryland

Title game: Kansas over Oklahoma

Actual: Oklahoma, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland

Final: Maryland over Indiana


Pitt, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma

Arizona over Oklahoma

Actual: Marquette, Kansas, Texas, Syracuse

Final: Syracuse over Kansas


Duke, Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Connecticut

Final: Connecticut over Gonzaga

Actual: Duke, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Connecticut

Final: Connecticut over Georgia Tech


Illinois, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Syracuse

Final: Illinois over North Carolina

Actual: Illinois, Louisville, North Carolina, Michigan State

Final: North Carolina over Illinois

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Duke, Kansas, Connecticut, Ohio State

Final: Duke over Connecticut

Actual: LSU, UCLA, George Mason, Florida

Final: Florida over UCLA


Texas A&M, Georgetown, Kansas, Florida

Final: Kansas over Florida

Actual: Ohio State, Georgetown, UCLA, Florida

Final: Florida over Ohio State


Louisville, Kansas, Texas, UCLA

Final: UCLA over Kansas

Actual: North Carolina, Kansas, Memphis, UCLA

Final: Kansas over Memphis


Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Connecticut

Final: Pittsburgh over Connecticut

Actual: Villanova, North Carolina, Michigan State, Connecticut

Final: North Carolina over Michigan State

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Kansas, Syracuse, Duke, West Virginia

Final: Kansas over West Virginia

Actual: Michigan State, Butler, Duke, West Virginia

Actual: Duke over Butler


Ohio State, San Diego State, Kansas, Pitt

Final: Ohio State, Kansas

Actual: Kentucky, Connecticut, VCU, Butler

Final: Connecticut over Butler


Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, North Carolina

Final: Michigan State over North Carolina

Actual: Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas

Final: Kentucky over Kansas


Georgetown, Miami, Gonzaga, Louisville,

Final: Louisville over Miami

Actual: Michigan, Syracuse, Wichita State, Louisville

Final: Louisville over Michigan


Arizona, Wichita State, Florida, Michigan State

Final: Florida over Wichita State

Actual: Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, Connecticut

Final: Connecticut over Kentucky


Duke, Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona

Final: Kentucky over Duke

Actual: Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky, Wisconsin

Final: Duke over Wisconsin


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