2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Midwest Region Sweet 16 Predictions Video
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 12 Oregon
The Oregon Ducks were vastly under-seeded heading into the NCAA Tournament, but they have certainly made the most out of their opportunity. The Ducks are flying high, knocking off both 5th seeded Oklahoma State and 4th seeded Saint Louis in the process. As for Louisville, well the top overall seed within the NCAA Tournament field has simply dominated its first two opponents.
Peyton Siva is making plays and the Cardinals just have too much depth to be slowed down at the moment. The Cardinals’ run won’t stop with Oregon either, let’s move Louisville into the Elite 8.
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 3 Michigan State
Here’s a heavyweight battle. Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo vs. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski only means a hard-nosed battle, that’s for sure. Michigan State features a loaded front court, so the biggest key in this match-up will be Mason Plumlee’s ability to stay out of foul trouble. Plumlee had foul issues in the Blue Devils’ third round victory over Creighton, so that part of the game is going to be crucial in order for Duke to win this ball game.
The battle on the perimeter will also be interesting to watch, but this game is virtually a tossup. Who will make the move? Who will avoid making mistakes? Both teams are more than disciplined, so buckle up for this one.
Duke’s firepower and senior leadership will prove key however, the Blue Devils will move forward.
No. 1 Louisville vs. No. 2 Duke
The top two seeds in the Midwest Region are ready to do battle. This one will be fast-paced and should certainly provide tons of excitement for you college basketball fans. Louisville just looks too unstoppable at this point and if they continue playing like they did this past weekend, the Cardinals will be headed back to the Final Four.
Move Louisville onto Atlanta, the Cardinals are Final Four bound.