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NCAA Tournament 2012: Missouri And Kansas Predicted To Make Final Four

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As predictions begin to roll in about the 2012 NCAA Tournament, it's interesting to note just how highly many think of the Big 12 teams in the contest, and yet they didn't earn a No. 1 seed. Myron Medcalf of ESPN is the latest to make some bold predictions and says that two Big 12 teams will occupy half of the Final Four in New Orleans when all is said and done.

Medcalf writes, "Among the 2-seeds, Missouri has the easiest path to New Orleans. The Tigers’ speed and perimeter versatility will pose matchup problems for every team in the West Region, including No. 1 seed Michigan State. Kansas losing in the first round to Detroit? Nah. The Jayhawks will beat every team in the Midwest, including the Tar Heels if they face them in the Elite Eight."

If the teams could end up facing each other for another Border War showdown, it would be an incredible game to watch considering how great the first two were this season. What a way for a rivalry so storied to end on the biggest stage possible. The way the two teams have played all season, this scenario is not as far-fetched as some might believe.

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