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NCAA Bracket 2017: East Region Predictions, Picks, & Upsets

Let’s break down the East Region.

NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament-Creighton vs Villanova Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

It is now time to talk about the East Region. Before we get to my predictions and other TAKES, here's a look at this part of the bracket:

#1 Villanova Wildcats vs. #16 Mount St. Mary’s/New Orleans

#2 Duke Blue Devils vs. #15 Troy Spartans

#3 Baylor Bears vs. #14 New Mexico State Aggies

#4 Florida Gators vs. #13 East Tennessee State Buccaneers

#5 Virginia Cavaliers vs. #12 UNC Wilmington Seahawks

#6 SMU Mustangs vs. #11 Providence/USC

#7 South Carolina Gamecocks vs. #10 Marquette Golden Eagles

#8 Wisconsin Badgers vs. #9 Virginia Tech Hokies

Who wins the East Region?

Gotta think it’s going to be Villanova or Duke. No one wants Duke, so Villanova it is!

Who got the best draw?

This is a nice bracket for Nova.

Who got screwed?

The Badgers and it’s magical.

Who was the surprise?

Honestly I thought Wisconsin would end up as a higher seed after making the Big Ten Tourney finals.

Who wins the #5 vs. #12 matchup?

Survey says UNC Wilmington.

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

East Tennessee because I never knew their mascot until today, which means they’ll totally win.

Predictions For The Other Regions:

Midwest Region

South Region

West Region