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Rothstein: NCAA Championship Week Primer; Favorites, Predictions & More

Darrun Hilliard #4 and Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Darrun Hilliard #4 and Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

By Jon Rothstein
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ATLANTIC 10

Favorite: Saint Louis

Sleeper: George Washington

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: Dayton vs. Saint Joseph’s

Title-Game Prediction: Saint Louis vs. VCU

Champion: VCU

AMERICAN

Favorite: Louisville

Sleeper: Memphis

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: UConn vs. Memphis

Title-Game Prediction: Cincinnati vs. Louisville

Champion: Louisville

BIG EAST

Favorite: Villanova

Sleeper: St. John’s

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: St. John’s vs. Providence

Title-Game Prediction: Villanova vs. Creighton

Champion: Villanova

BIG TEN

Favorite: Michigan

Sleeper: Ohio State

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: Michigan State vs. Iowa

Title-Game Prediction: Michigan vs. Michigan State

Champion: Michigan State

BIG 12

Favorite: Kansas

Sleeper: West Virginia

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: Iowa State vs. Kansas State

Title-Game Prediction: Kansas vs. Texas

Champion: Kansas

MOUNTAIN WEST

Favorite: San Diego State

Sleeper: UNLV

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: Boise State vs. Nevada

Title-Game Prediction: San Diego State vs. New Mexico

Champion: New Mexico

PAC-12

Favorite: Arizona

Sleeper: Oregon

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: UCLA vs. Oregon

Title-Game Prediction: Arizona vs. Oregon

Champion: Arizona

SEC

Favorite: Florida

Sleeper: Tennessee

Quarterfinal Matchup I’d Pay To See: Kentucky vs. LSU

Title-Game Prediction: Florida vs. Kentucky

Champion: Florida

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