NCAA Tournament Predictions: Xavier vs. Weber State

Xavier guard Edmond Sumner (4) shoots against Seton Hall in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game during the semifinals of the Big East men's tournament, Friday, March 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It’s March Madness, the greatest time of the year. Looking for some help with your bracket? Don’t know which teams to believe in, in this crazy college hoops season? We’ve got your back. We’re breaking down every first-round game in the field of 68, plus looking ahead at which teams will make the run to the Final Four.

2. Xavier — The Musketeers have played like Ohio’s best team in 2016, and their 2-seed was their reward. Chris Mack’s one of the brightest coaches in the college game and Trevon Bluiett’s one of the best players you may not know. They average more than 80 points per game and can be a fierce rebounding team.

Weber State guard McKay Cannon (24) drives the ball around Montana forward Martin Breunig (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Sky conference men's tournament in Reno, Nev., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)
Weber State guard McKay Cannon (24) drives the ball around Montana forward Martin Breunig (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Big Sky conference men’s tournament in Reno, Nev., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)

15. Weber State — The Wildcats beat Montana for the Big Sky championship and also won the regular season crown there. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 games.

PREDICTION: I’ve got Xavier winning this one by 10.

Other tournament games:

EAST:
Which teams can beat No. 1 North Carolina?
8. USC vs. 9. Providence
5. Indiana vs. 12. Chattanooga
4. Kentucky vs. 13. Stony Brook
6. Notre Dame vs. 11. Michigan/Tulsa
3. West Virginia vs. 14. Stephen F. Austin
7. Wisconsin vs. 10. Pittsburgh
2. Xavier vs. 15 Weber State

SOUTH:
Who can beat No. 1 Kansas?
8. Colorado vs. 9. UConn
5. Maryland vs. 12. South Dakota State
4. California vs. 13 Hawaii
6. Arizona vs. 11. Wichita State or Vanderbilt
3. Miami (FL) vs. 14. Buffalo
7. Iowa vs. 10. Temple
2. Villanova vs. 15. UNC Asheville

MIDWEST:
How far will No. 1 Virginia advance?
8. Texas Tech vs. 9. Butler
5. Purdue vs. 12. Arkansas-Little Rock
4. Iowa State vs. 13. Iona
6. Seton Hall vs. 11. Gonzaga
3. Utah vs. 14. Fresno State
7. Dayton vs. 10. Syracuse
2. Michigan State vs. 15. Middle Tennessee State

WEST:
Is No. 1 Oregon really that good?
8. St. Joseph’s vs. 9. Cincinnati
5. Baylor vs. 12. Yale
4. Duke vs. 13. UNC-Wilmington
6. Texas vs. 11. Northern Iowa
3. Texas A&M vs. 14. Green Bay
7. Oregon State vs. 10. VCU
2. Oklahoma vs 15. Cal St. Bakersfield

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