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NCAA Bracket 2011 Predictions: Region-By-Region Elite 8 Predictions (Southwest-West Edition)

With three No. 1 seeds (Ohio St. Buckeyes, Duke Blue Devils, Pittsburgh Panthers) eliminated, and only a pair of No. 2s (North Carolina Tar Heels and Florida Gators) still alive, I don't care who you are, your NCAA bracket looks as scary as Nick Nolte's mug shot: It's a little wrinkly, probably a bit damp from a few beverage accidents and is all sorts of screwed up.

No worries though, your March Madness bracket can't be as bad as my Sweet 16 predictions that went 2-6 over the past two days. After the first day of the round of 16, I felt pretty embarrassed going 0-4, but after Friday night's results I just realized there's nothing I could have done. I pick the games after that's it's out of my control. Besides it's not like anyone is betting their mortgage on my picks (if you are then that's just silly).

My game predictions can be found at the top of the page and underneath the 'share' widget. Once again, I strongly suggest going against my picks. At this point, it's the best strategy possible.

(Note: Predictions for Saturday's game will be added throughout the morning. Check back later to read about UConn vs. Arizona or Butler vs. Florida.)

Friday Results

Southwest Region, Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

-- Visit SB Nation's Rock Chalk Talk for everything Kansas basketball.

East Region, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

-- Visit SB Nation's Carolina March for everything UNC basketball, while A Sea Of Blue has everything Kentucky basketball.

Thursday Results

West Region, Honda Center, Anaheim, California

-- Need more incite on UConn basketball? Visit SB Nation's The UConn Blog; while Arizona Desert Swarm has everything Arizona basketball.

Southeast, New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

-- Visit  SB Nation's Alligator Army for Florida basketball.

Saturday Schedule

  • Southeast Final (4:30 p.m. on CBS): (8) Butler vs. (2) Florida
  • West Final (7:05 p.m. on CBS): (5) Arizona vs. (1) UConn

Sunday Schedule

  • Southwest Final (2:20 p.m. on CBS): Kansas vs. VCU
  • East Final (5:05 p.m. on CBS): North Carolina vs. Kentucky

-- Visit SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for the rest of your March Madness needs, including a 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket that is updated after each round.