Here are SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean's NCAA Tournament 2011 bracket predictions for the East Region. Print out your own 2011 March Madness bracket here to fill in your selections:
No. 1 Ohio State over No. 16 UT San Antonio, as a 16 won't grab a first-ever win here in this one.
No. 8 George Mason over No. 9 Villanova, as the Patriots put the slumping Wildcats out of their misery.
No. 12 Clemson over No. 5 West Virginia, since the Tigers will be coming off a Tuesday win and the Mountaineers will have been sitting for a week.
No. 4 Kentucky over No. 13 Princeton, the Wildcats will have too much talent for the plucky Tigers.
No. 6 Xavier over No. 11 Marquette, Tu Holloway may lead the Musketeers to a win by himself.
No. 3 Syracuse over No. 14 Indiana State, unless Larry Bird has some eligibility left that no one knows about.
No. 7 Washington over No. 10 Georgia, Isaiah Thomas and the Huskies should make the Bulldogs' surprise trip a short one.
No. 2 North Carolina over No. 15 Long Island, though the Blackbirds may give the Tar Heels fits with their tempo.
No. 1 Ohio State over No. 8 George Mason, which means there will be no repeat of 2006 for the Patriots.
No. 4 Kentucky over No. 12 Clemson, as the Tigers won't have enough firepower to cope with the Wildcats.
No. 3 Syracuse over No. 6 Xavier, though the Musketeers' guards will give the Orange fits.
No. 2 North Carolina over No. 7 Washington, even though Harrison Barnes may need to score 50 for the Tar Heels to advance.
No. 1 Ohio State over No. 4 Kentucky, as the Buckeyes mix of veterans and youngsters will be too much for the younger Wildcats.
No. 3 Syracuse over No. 2 North Carolina, thanks to the New York City-area crowd boosting the Orange.
No. 1 Ohio State over No. 3 Syracuse, as the Buckeyes have been a bit more consistent than Syracuse this season.