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The Gator may be crying tears of joy when it's all said and done

Alligator tears: The Gator may be crying tears of joy when it’s all said and done

The bracket was unveiled, the play-in games or “First Four” round is complete and now all that’s left is for the final 64-team field in the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament to get under way later today.

On that note, here’s a preview/prediction of what you may see over the next three weeks…

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12-seeded Oregon looks like a good bet after their Pac-12 triumph

12-seeded Oregon looks like a good bet after their Pac-12 triumph

One of the best parts about March Madness is watching a true underdog upset a higher seed and then carry that wave of momentum into the Sweet 16 or farther. If your office pool rewards picking upsets correctly by awarding extra points, then pinpointing potential upsets and Cinderella teams in advance can also be profitable in addition to being naturally thrilling.

Over the next couple of days, we’ll look for potential Cinderella teams and sleepers that can make deep runs, as well as higher seeds that may be in store for early round disappointments. Until then, here are five potential first round upsets, including at least one from each region…

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Behold the Bracket

Fresh off their Big East title, Louisville was awarded the No. 1 overall seed

Fresh off their Big East title, Louisville was awarded the No. 1 overall seed

With 31 automatic entries and 37 at-large additions, the 2013 NCAA Tournament bracket was unveiled on Sunday evening to cheers and tears around the United States, as some schools had their tournament dreams realized while others saw their hopes come to a disappointing end.

With the Madness now just days away, here’s your first look at the treasure known simply as The Bracket…

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