NCAA Sweet 16 Bracket Predictions: Tournament TV Schedule Starts Thursday As Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Dayton, Michigan Projected Winners

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Mar 24, 2014 10:55 AM EDT
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Kentucky Wildcats center Dakari Johnson (44) and Julius Randle (30) celebrate as the defeat the Wichita State Shockers 78-76 in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at Scottrade Center. "

The NCAA Sweet 16 bracket is all set and predictions for the tournament TV schedule that starts on Thursday has Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin, Dayton, Michigan and Louisville as projected winners and the Elite Eight will be this weekend as the Final Four gets set in the college basketball tourney for the national championship.  

The weekend for the round of 32 was filled with some exciting games and Wichita State ended up losing to end their undefeated season against Kentucky, while Iowa State advanced against North Carolina to make it into the next round for the Sweet 16. The matchups for the next round start up on Thursday and the first game on the schedule will be one CBS and that has one of the most intriguing matchups, as Stanford and Dayton will play as the number 11 and 10 seeds after they pulled upsets. Dayton won earlier over Syracuse and Ohio State, while the Cardinal won over Kansas in one of the best games of the weekend.

That game will start up at 7:15 pm ET and that comes before the game between Baylor and Wisconsin and that will be on TBS starting up past 7:45 pm ET. Baylor ended up winning over Creighton by 30 points and now they look like a dark horse in the tournament and the next game on the schedule is one of the brackets that played out normally, as the number one overall seed in the Florida Gators will play against UCLA after they advanced to the Sweet 16 and those two teams made it through without any upsets in the south part of the bracket. The Gators have been very strong all season and they went undefeated in the SEC and they won the SEC conference tournament, while the Bruins won the Pac-12 over Arizona.

San Diego State and Arizona will play in the west region and that comes after the two teams made it through without any upsets, with the Wildcats coming in as the number one and SDSU coming in as the number four seed and that will be on after 10 pm ET on TBS. The games continue on Friday and the first matchup will be Tennessee playing against Michigan and that will be on CBS as the early game on the schedule and that comes after the Wolverines won against Texas and Tennessee won against Mercer, who had previously upset Duke in the first round or second round as the NCAA calls it.

The next game is one of the most intriguing of the tournament and it has UConn taking on Iowa State and the Cyclones come in as one of the best offensive teams left in the tournament and they played a great game with UNC to advance. ISU played hard and the game was close all the way and now the two teams will face off on TBS and that game comes at 7:30 pm ET. Kentucky and Louisville has the most excitement with the rivals facing off and their coaches in John Calipari and Rick Pitino know each other very well and that comes before another solid matchup with Michigan State and Virginia. The Spartans are the pick for President Obama and they are still alive and that bracket has the other 4 against 1 matchup.

Some predictions: Michigan State, Kentucky, UConn, Michigan, Arizona and Florida win to advance.

Check here for the full schedule or for more on the March Madness bracket.

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