NCAA Bracket Predictions 2011: Picking Every Game Of March Madness' Southwest Region

Here are SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean's NCAA Tournament 2011 bracket predictions for the Southwest Region. Print out your own 22011 March Madness bracket here to fill in your selections:

Southwest Region

First Four
VCU over USC, though this game will be a close, physical one.

Second Round
No. 1 Kansas over No. 16 Boston University, as the Terriers would only have a chance if the Jayhawks' had a fledgling hockey program.
No. 8 UNLV over No. 9 Illinois, as Lon Kruger's team defeats that of his former employer
No. 12 Richmond over No. 5 Vanderbilt, since the Spiders' versatility will match up well with the Commodores.
No. 4 Louisville over No. 13 Morehead State, though Kenneth Faried's presence inside will make it interesting.
No. 11 VCU over No. 6 Georgetown, though this may change if Chris Wright really is 100 percent for the Hoyas.
No. 3 Purdue over No. 14 St. Peter's, depriving America of another opportunity to hear about the "Saint Peter's Peacocks."
No. 7 Texas A&M over No. 10 Florida State, though fans of offense will want to turn away.
No. 2 Notre Dame over No. 15 Akron, meaning it will soon be time to focus on soccer for Zips' fans.

Third Round
No. 1 Kansas over No. 8 UNLV, as the Jayhawks win the Second Round game we didn't get to see last season, thanks to Northern Iowa.
No. 4 Louisville over No. 12 Richmond, since the Cardinals aren't a great matchup for the Spiders.
No. 3 Purdue over No. 11 VCU, meaning the Boilermakers won't lose twice in the same year to two teams from the capital of Virginia.
No. 2 Notre Dame over No. 7 Texas A&M, as the Irish will have too much offense for the Aggies.

Regional Semifinals
No. 1 Kansas over No. 4 Louisville, as the Cardinals' lack of depth will catch up with them.
No. 3 Purdue over No. 2 Notre Dame, Big Ten Player of the Year JaJuan Johnson trumps Big East Player of the Year Ben Hansbrough.

Regional Final
No. 1 Kansas over No. 3 Purdue, though this result might very well be different if Robbie Hummel hadn't torn his ACL during the preseason.

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