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NCAA Bracket: East Region Predictions, Picks, Upsets

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

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The East Regional. This year the East is being held in Philly at the Wells Fargo Center. Before we get to my predictions and other TAKES, here's a look at this part of the bracket:

#1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #16 Florida Gulf Coast/Fairley Dickenson

#2 Xavier Musketeers vs. #15 Weber State Wildcats

#3 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #14 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

#4 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #13 Stoney Brook Seawolves

#5 Indiana Hoosiers vs. #12 Chattanooga Mocs

#6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #11 Michigan/Tulsa

#7 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #10 Pittsburgh Panthers

#8 USC Trojans vs. #9 Providence Friars

Who wins the East Region?

I'm tempted to go with West Virginia. OK, I'm going with West Virginia. My household hates Xavier and while I think they could do it...no.

Who got the best draw?

Xavier. This is a pretty good bracket to be a #2 in IMO.

Who got screwed?

Stoney Brook. They finally have a great season and then BOOM. Kentucky.

Who was the surprise?

I don't know. This feels ok to me. Let's go with........Notre Dame. Why? No idea. I forgot Tulsa was in the First Four. Tulsa? No.

Who wins the #5 vs. #12 matchup?

Indiana, for sure.

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

Pitt over Wisconsin. Because Wisconsin losing is always the right choice.

Predictions & Thoughts For Every Region:

Midwest Region

South Region

West Region