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NCAA Bracket: Midwest Region Predictions, Picks, Upsets

Here's who will win the Midwest Regional and other important facts you want to know.

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The Midwest Regional. This is truly the best region in the NCAA Tournament. Why is it the best? Because all other regions of the country are inferior to the region I was born and raised in. Now this isn't a perfect regional. That would be a Midwest Regional hosted in Minneapolis. But for the 2016 tournament, playing at the United Center in Chicago will have to do. Before we get to my predictions and other TAKES, here's a look at this part of the bracket:

#1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. #16 Hampton Pirates

#2 Michigan State Spartans vs. #15 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

#3 Utah Utes vs. #14 Fresno State Bulldogs

#4 Iowa State Cyclones vs. #13 Iona Gaels

#5 Purdue Boilermakers vs. #12 Little Rock Trojans

#6 Seton Hall Pirates vs. #11 Gonzaga Bulldogs

#7 Dayton Flyers vs. #10 Syracuse Orange

#8 Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. #9 Butler Bulldogs

Who wins the Midwest Region?

I can't pick against Izzo. Michigan State comes out swinging.

Who got the best draw?

I'm feeling ok if I'm Purdue.

Who got screwed?

Michigan State. I mean, c'mon. They were a #1 seed.

Who was the surprise?

What is Syracuse doing here?

Who wins the #5 vs. #12 matchup?

Purdue, it's a lock.

Who is the region's Upset Lock Of The Week Of The Century?

Um...Syracuse I guess? They're gonna make us pay for saying they shouldn't be there.

Predictions For The Other Regions:

East Region

South Region

West Region