ESPN.com experts break down the bracket

Updated: March 18, 2008, 2:06 AM ET
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Now that we know the field of 64, what do the experts think about the bracket? ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel, Graham Hays, Charlie Creme, Beth Mowins and Melanie Jackson offer some quick analysis:

BRACKET BREAKDOWN

CREME

HAYS

JACKSON

MOWINS

VOEPEL
Hardest region New Orleans Spokane New Orleans Greensboro New Orleans
Easiest region Oklahoma City Greensboro Greensboro Spokane Greensboro
Best first-round game 7 UTEP
vs. 10 Western Kentucky
4 Oklahoma
vs. 13 Illinois State
4 Oklahoma
vs. 13 Illinois State
7 Marist
vs.
10 DePaul
7 Iowa State
vs. 10 Georgia Tech
Best potential second-round matchup 4 Virginia
vs. 13 ODU
2 LSU vs. 7 Marist 4 Virginia
vs. 13 ODU
1 Connecticut
vs. 8 Texas
4 Virginia
vs. 5 ODU
Team better than its seed 8 Utah 8 Utah 8 Utah 10 Georgia Tech 8 Utah
Team worse than its seed 9 Purdue 3 Oklahoma State 9 Purdue 4 Oklahoma 6 Arizona State
Biggest snub TCU Gonzaga TCU Utah in West Lafayette OK St. not in OKC region
Biggest surprise UConn, Rutgers in same region Florida State Florida State UConn, Rutgers in same region Florida State
Possible Cinderella 6 Pittsburgh 6 George Washington 12 New Mexico 6 Pittsburgh 12 New Mexico
Final Four UConn
Stanford
UNC
Tennessee
UConn
Stanford
UNC
Tennessee
UConn
Maryland
UNC
Tennessee
UConn
Maryland
UNC
Tennessee
UConn
Maryland
UNC
Tennessee
Who wins UConn over Tennessee UConn over Tennessee UConn over Tennessee UConn over UNC UConn over Tennessee

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