East Region Predictions

John Akers

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And the winner is... North Carolina
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The Tar Heels come out on top in this classic batte. (Getty Images)
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1. North Carolina vs. 5. USC
The Trojans are playing with a mission in memory of slain former point guard, Ryan Francis, but they could be one or two players shy of being able to compete with the Tar Heels. USC might find an answer for Tyler Hansbrough or Brandan Wright, but not both.
Winner: North Carolina

6. Vanderbilt vs. 2. Georgetown
They’ve met before, the Hoyas winning by 16. But that was Shan Foster’s worst game (2 points) and when Derrick Byars was just another guy, not the MVP of the SEC. Byars called the experience better than playing Unknown State University A&M. And yet &hellip
Winner: Georgetown


1. North Carolina vs. 2. Georgetown
For all the inevitable talk of the Tar Heels-Hoyas championship game 25 years ago, this will be about the coaches and players of 2007. There will be stars on each side – Roy Williams and Tyler Hansbrough on one, John Thompson III and Jeff Green on the other.
Winner: North Carolina