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Final Four, sleeper picks

Keith Appling and the Spartans are a unanimous Final Four pick among the experts. Mike Carter/USA TODAY Sports

With the NCAA tournament beginning later this week, we asked ESPN Insider's college basketball experts to weigh in with their Final Four selections. They also each provide a sleeper team that has potential to shock the nation and make a deep run to Dallas.


Jay Bilas

East: Michigan State Spartans

The Spartans have all the talent and composure to reach the Final Four, but injuries masked that during the regular season. Now healthy, this can be a dominant team, and they make for a very dangerous 4-seed.

South: Kansas Jayhawks

The Jayhawks have a truly great player in Andrew Wiggins, and if Joel Embiid returns they'll add another. Surviving his absence will be tough, but they can do it. A lot of this will hinge on the play of point guard Naadir Tharpe. If he plays to his potential, the Jayhawks will reach North Texas.