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ESPN Analyst Releases New Final Four Prediction

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The Sweet 16 begins tonight. There are four games on the docket Thursday and Friday

Several teams who were thought to be championship contenders–Arizona Michigan State, UNC, Virginia–have already been eliminated. What remains is a mix of major programs and some upstarts and Cinderellas.

ESPN's Jeff Borzello has released his updated Final Four prediction, using the bracket as it currently stands.

His Final Four is:

  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Villanova
  • Duke

Here's what Borzello had to say about the foursome:

Going into the NCAA tournament, we went with Virginia, Michigan, Villanova and Duke. Yeah, that's not going to happen. But Villanova and Duke have looked better than advertised through one weekend. Michigan's offense has gone MIA, but its defense has been good enough to help the Wolverines get through the shooting slump. Kentucky has gone from a 5-seed in a tough region to the highest seed left in the South. The Wildcats are rolling right now and will have too much for any of their remaining opponents.

There would be no first-timers in this group. This would be Jay Wright's third Final Four in 10 years, John Calipari's sixth in 11 years, Mike Krzyzewski's third in nine years and John Beilein's second in six years.

You can read Borzello's full analysis here.

The Sweet 16 begins tonight at 7:07 p.m. ET on CBS.