Bracket projection: California
The Bears will be carrying the flag for the Pac-12 in the tournament
Cal was the best team in the Pac-12 this year, which may be akin to calling me America's shortest bracketologist. Regardless, the Bears have more talent and pedigree than South Florida and should prevail in Wednesday's "First Four" meeting. Then again, if the Pac-12 really is that bad, maybe Cal loses to the ninth-best Big East team.
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