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2013 NCAA Tournament Picks: Who Will Win The NCAA Basketball Tournament?

Who will win the NCAA tournament? Here’s What History Says!

If you’re a college basketball betting fanatic that is looking to cash in on all of the value-packed March Madness odds, out there, then you’ve come to the right place because we’re going to point out the most likely winners of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament, based on a bit of history – and my own expert opinion of course.

When March Madness tips off on Tuesday, March 19, college roundball bettors had better place a wager on one of the elite ‘favorites’ to bring home the bacon!

Why, because you’ll have to go back at least an entire decade to find a March Madness tournament winner that came from ‘out of nowhere’ to win it all.

This brief look back in time will aid college basketball bettors in their respective efforts to cash in come 2013 NCAA Tournament time.

Recent NCAA Championship Tournament Winners
2012 Kentucky – No. 1 South Region
2011 UConn – No. 3 West Region
2010 Duke – No. 1 South Region
2009 North Carolina – No. 1 South Region
2008 Kansas – No. 1 Midwest Region
2007 Florida – No. 1 Midwest Region
2006 Florida – No.3 Minneapolis Region
2005 North Carolina – No. 1 Syracuse Region
2004 UConn – No. 2 East Region
2003 Syracuse – No. 3 seed East Region
2002 Maryland – No. 1 East Region

College basketball gamblers should know that any team that has a top-three seeding in any region has the best chance of actually winning the 2013 NCAA Tournament. As a matter of fact, winning the national championship without being a high seed is almost next to impossible.

While three No. 8 seeds have reached the National Championship game three times, only one team has managed to win it all, with that squad being my hometown Villanova Wildcats back in 1985 when they took down mighty Georgetown by playing a ‘perfect game’.

The 2011 Final Four showdown between Butler and VCU had the lowest seeded combination ever to play in a National Semifinals game (No. 8 vs. No. 11). Only three times in NCAA Tournament history has there failed to be a No. 1 to reach the Final Four.

1980 – Louisville No. 2 (champion), Iowa – No. 5, Purdue – No. 6, UCLA – No. 8
2006 – UCLA – No. 2, Florida – No. 3 (champion), LSU – No. 4, George Mason – No. 11
2011 – Connecticut – No. 3 (champion), Kentucky – No. 4, Butler – No. 8, VCU – No. 11

So, if you’re ready to cash in against the value-packed March Madness odds, then you’ll maximize your chances of cashing in if you wager on one of the top three seeds in any region.

Here are the 16 teams with the best chances of winning the 2013 NCAA Men’s basketball Championship Tournament.

No. 1 Seeds: Louisville, Indiana, Gonzaga and Kansas
No. 2 Seeds: Duke, Miami, Ohio State and Georgetown
No. 3 Seeds: Marquette, Florida, New Mexico and Michigan State
No. 4 Seeds: Kansas State, Saint Louis, Syracuse and Michigan

I like a Final Four featuring No. 4 Michigan, No. 2 Miami, No. 3 New Mexico and No. 4 St. Louis, making this season one of the few times no No. 1 seed has failed to reach the semifinal round.

Nevertheless, this is what I believe will happen once the Final Four starts.

I like the second-ranked Miami Hurricanes to narrowly beat No. 4 Michigan based mostly on the fact that they are a better balanced team (certainly in the frontcourt) and have a backcourt that can match the exceptional play of Wolverines point guard Trey Burke.


Now, while most casual college basketball fans haven’t been paying much attention to the St. Louis Billikens this season, I have and I think they’re going to reach the NCAA Championship game by beating a seriously underrated New Mexico ballclub. Before narrowly falling to the Hurricanes in the Championship game.

The Hurricanes won their first ACC regular season title, their first ACC Championship Tournament and still became the first such team out of this perennially powerful conference not to receive a No. 1 overall seed in any region.

The Hurricanes have a serious chip on their collective shoulders and they’re going to make a huge announcement during their run to the national championship – and that message is that the ‘U’ is now a hoops school as well!

Who will win the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament? Miami Hurricanes over St. Louis Billikens

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-Article Courtesy of Eric Williams

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