2023 March Madness predictions: FOX Sports writers reveal event brackets

At this level, likelihood is you have in all probability crammed out your NCAA Tournament bracket, gone backwards and forwards about selecting your favourite 12 vs. 5 upset, determined how far you wish to advance your alma mater, and naturally, finalized who you suppose would be the final crew standing in Houston.

But because the beneath 24-hour mark hits and the concept of getting to submit your closing bracket picks turns into a actuality, how about some predictions to assist push your bracket to the end line?

[March Madness Men’s Bracket predictions, potential upsets, top matchups, more]

We requested FOX Sports school basketball writers John Fanta, Michael Cohen and Bryan Fischer to submit their full brackets forward of Thursday, when the insanity kicks into full gear.

Our consultants all agreed on Alabama and Duke popping out of the South and East Region, respectively, whereas issues get fascinating within the West and Midwest.

Let’s get to it.

John Fanta, school basketball broadcaster and reporter

Biggest first-round upset(s): No. 12 College of Charleston over No. 5 San Diego State, No. 12 Drake over No. 5 Miami

First No. 1 seed to lose: Purdue (spherical of 32 vs. Memphis)

Final Four: Alabama, Duke, Houston, Kansas

National champion: Kansas

“The Jayhawks are as battle-tested as anyone, and I don’t mind recent losses to Texas. Rather, it gives Bill Self and his staff the opportunity to adapt and retool. Kansas’ offense is so difficult to stop, and Jalen Wilson is the All-American who can will them to the crown. If Dajuan Harris Jr. can initiate the offense well and stay in a rhythm, I’m not picking against the defending national champions, who own 17 Quad 1 wins.” – Fanta

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[NCAA Tournament East Region Bracket: Predictions, upsets, Purdue handed a tall task]

Michael Cohen, College soccer and basketball author

Biggest first-round upset: No. 13 Kent State over No. 4 Indiana

First No. 1 seed to lose: Purdue (Sweet 16 to Duke)

Final Four: Alabama, Duke, Texas, Kansas

“Few teams will enter March Madness with as much confidence as Texas. The Longhorns ended their regular season by trouncing Kansas and then ran through the Big 12 Tournament to cut down the nets in Kansas City. The team they beat in the title game? Those same Kansas Jayhawks. A roster that is loaded with age, experience and balanced scoring — four players in double figures this season — might be peaking at exactly the right time.” – Cohen

National champion: Alabama

[NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Bracket: Predictions, upsets, can Houston overcome adversity?]

Bryan Fischer, College soccer and basketball author

Biggest first-round upset: No. 13 Kent State over No. 4 Indiana

First No. 1 seed to lose: Purdue (spherical of 32 to Memphis)

“Matt Painter can’t be pleased that one of Purdue’s best shots at a national title ends up with them being placed against what is in my view the most dangerous of the No. 8 seeds after Memphis ran through the AAC Tournament to cut down the nets. The Tigers have beaten some really good competition (Houston and Texas A&M among them), have a slew of veteran leaders like Kendric Davis and DeAndre Williams, plus they’re red hot as of late. The Tigers should be more focused on the boards in the Big Dance and can go a little more up-tempo in order to get past a Boilermakers side that was really slumping in February against more athletic teams.” – Fischer

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Final Four: Alabama, Duke, Houston, Gonzaga

National champion: Alabama

[NCAA Tournament West Region Bracket: Predictions, upsets, who poses a threat to Kansas?]

Check out the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket right here.

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