Predicting the March Madness 1st Round Matchups in St Louis

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Mar 13, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) cuts net after winning the Big Ten Championship against the Purdue Boilermakers 66-62 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Despite Missouri’s postseason ban, there will still be March Madness games in St. Louis.

The NCAA Tournament will hold multiple First Round match ups in St. Louis. The Scottrade Center will host the Michigan State-Middle Tennessee State and  Dayton-Syracuse match ups in the Midwest region, and the Xavier-Weber State and Wisconsin-Pittsburgh match ups in the East region, as well as the respective Round of 32 games.

Because the Gateway to the West should totally host March Madness games in the East region.

Jokes about the NCAA’s lack of geographic sense aside, here’s our predictions for who will come out of March Madness’s first round unscathed and whose season will end early in the shadow of the Arch.

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