If you want the wonderful anarchy of a crazy and unpredictable first weekend, you might have to settle for later rounds with more than their share of lopsided matchups and consequent blowouts. In turn, a by-the-numbers opening weekend by all rights ought to lead to the best basketball of the season, as 16 superior teams scrap against one another for a national championship. With this year’s Final Four field set after second-seeded Michigan State’s 1-point victory over the top overall seed, Duke, on Sunday, the second part of that bargain has been consummated. After one of the two chalkiest first and second rounds ever, the regionals produced the best second weekend of the N.C.A.A. tournament in 20 years and potentially set up two or three more great games. Virginia comes in as the NCAAB Betting favorite against Auburn, let’s take a look while making some predictions.
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