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The Only Predictions: Let’s predict how the whole tourney plays out

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How far does MSU go? Who plays in the Final Four? Boldest upset? Let’s talk about it.

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Here we are — right on the doorstep of some serious madness.

If you need any bracket advice from us, first off, bless your heart. You must really be in a desperate situation to be coming here. But hey, thanks anyways.

This is what we got for you fine people. Don’t bill any of us if you bracket goes sideways early.

Matt Sheehan

How far do the Spartans make it: Elite Eight. I think MSU can beat Duke but am WAY too much of a coward to pen that in.

Final Four: Duke, Texas Tech, Virginia, Kentucky

Who plays in the title: Virginia over Duke (no way that backfires)

Boldest first round upset you have: New Mexico State to the Sweet 16 LET’S GET RECKLESS. FIRE UP *does a quick Wikipedia search* AGGIES. GO AGGIES.

Boldest prediction you have for the Spartans: It will take overtime to beat Maryland in the Sweet 16 as the Terps will essentially play a home game in DC. Great job, committee. You reward that deserving six seed.

Samuel Tyler

How far do the Spartans make it: MSU wins it all

Final Four: MSU, Texas Tech, Virginia, Auburn

Who plays in the title: MSU over Virginia

Boldest first round upset you have: Liberty over Miss St. and I have Gonzaga losing to Cuse in the second round.

Boldest prediction you have for the Spartans: MSU beats Duke.

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Zachary Manning

How far do the Spartans make it: Elite Eight

Final Four: Duke, Florida State, Tennessee, Kentucky

Who plays in the title: Duke over Tennessee

Boldest first round upset you have: Yale over LSU

Boldest prediction you have for the Spartans: Matt McQuaid leads the Spartans in scoring throughout the tournament.

Ryan O’Bleness

How far do the Spartans make it: Last year I picked MSU to either make it to or win the national championship. My heart says do the same, but my head says to be more conservative in hopes that the Spartans exceed my expectations rather than fall short. I say Elite Eight and then losing to Duke.

Final Four: Duke, Texas Tech, North Carolina and (my off-the-wall pick) Cincinnati

Who plays in the title: Duke over North Carolina

Boldest first round upset you have: Saint Louis over Virginia Tech. I also like Murray State over Marquette.

Boldest prediction you have for the Spartans: Michigan State wins each of its first three games by double digits, and then takes Duke to wire, but falls just short.

Kyle Thele

How far do the Spartans make it: Final Four

Final Four: MSU, Gonzaga, Virginia, Kentucky

Who plays in the title: Gonzaga over Virginia

Boldest first round upset you have: Yale beats LSU.

Boldest prediction you have for the Spartans: MSU shoots 60 percent from three to beat Duke.