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March Madness 2011 Predictions: Picking The NCAA Tournament Final Four

As much as it pains me to do, I have the Ohio State Buckeyes winning the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament in my March Madness predictions. OSU has lost only twice all season, and with a great combination of youth and experience, I see the Buckeyes getting it done first against UConn and then against Kansas and cutting down the nets in Houston.

Here is a look at my predictions:

National Semifinals

No. 1 Ohio State over No. 3 UConn
No. 1 Kansas over No. 1 Pittsburgh

National Championship

No. 1 Ohio State over No. 1 Kansas, 75-70

Unless I'm in the running to win some money off of a tournament pool, I hope this set of predictions doesn't come true. While Ohio State and Michigan aren't necessarily as big of rivals in basketball as they are in football, OSU is OSU. I would rather not see the Buckeyes win a national championship in anything, let alone the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

If you need a printable NCAA bracket to fill out for the tournament, download SB Nation's March Madness Bracket.