11:20 AM - March 17, 2014 by MMChrisS
If ESPN's panel of college basketball experts are wearing the color of their choice to win this year's NCAA basketball tournament, not a single one of them has to worry about getting pinched today for St. Patrick's Day.
Michigan State. Michigan State. Michigan State. Oh, did I mention Michigan State?
Florida, Arizona, Wichita State, and Virginia all locked down No. 1 seeds for the Big Dance, but it's a couple of four-seeds that are getting most of the attention -- the aforementioned Spartans and also the AAC champion Louisville Cardinals.
So many factors and freak moments can creep into the 67 games played over the remainder of March. Getting a key starter back from injury just in time, hitting a hot streak or peaking as a team, being loaded with pure talent or senior leadership, or just being lucky.
Sound Off: What are your Final Four predictions?
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