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NCAA Bracket 2019: East Region Predictions, Picks, & Upsets

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Taking a look at the East Region

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament-Purdue vs Minnesota David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota is back in the NCAA Tournament! A more detailed breakdown of this (and every other region) will be coming soon, but for now the Gophers are dancing in the East Region for the first time since 2017.

The Teams

#1 Duke Blue Devils vs. #16 First Four Play In

#2 Michigan State Spartans vs. #15 Bradley Braves

#3 LSU Tigers vs. #14 Yale Bulldogs

#4 Virginia Tech Hokie vs. #13 St. Louis Billikens

#5 Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. #12 Liberty Flames

#6 Maryland Terrapins vs. #11 First Four Play In

#7 Louisville Cardinals vs. #10 Minnesota Golden Gophers

#8 VCU Rams vs. #9 UCF Knights

Regional Champion as selected by homer glasses

The Gophers. Duh. Obviously. Who were you thinking, Duke?