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NCAA Tournament Predictions 2012: Jay Bilas Has Kentucky Over Rest Of No. 1 Seeds

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Perhaps no one among sports media will have as vanilla of an 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket prediction than Jay Bilas of ESPN. Bilas has every No. 1 seed headed to the Final Four in New Orleans and predicts an ultimate Kentucky victory, the first for John Calipari, when all is said and done.

That's not to say that he is far-fetched for saying so. In fact, it's the exact opposite. Bilas believes in the selection committee enough to pick Michigan State over Missouri and the rest of the top seeds as well. About Missouri, he writes, "Sparty can match Missouri at most spots, but Kim English will stretch the Michigan State defense to its limits. Michigan State has size and can rebound, which has given Missouri some trouble. I think Michigan State will go to the Final Four."

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