NCAA Bracket Predictions: Let's Make Selections Based On Which Nickname Is Closest To 'L'

It's Day 2 of the Round of 64 in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and it's time for more predictions. Instead of choosing it based on mascots fighting each other, let's choose the winners based on which nickname begins with a letter closest to "L." (all times MT)

Cincinnati vs. Texas, 10:15 a.m., CBS (Nashville) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Bearcats against Longhorns makes this an easy one. TEXAS

San Diego St. vs. N.C. State, 10:40 a.m., truTV (Columbus) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Aztecs and Wolfpack both present cases of being 11 letters away from "L," which means we go to the second letter. N.C. State

Creighton vs. Alabama, 11:40 a.m., TBS (Greensboro) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Bluejays lose out by one letter to the Crimson Tide. ALABAMA


Related: March Madness for the Rocky Mountain Region | Printable NCAA Bracket


Florida vs. Virginia, 12:10 p.m., TNT (Omaha) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Gators take this one easily. FLORIDA

Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure, 12:45 p.m. (tentative), CBS (Nashville) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Seminoles vs. Bonnies FLORIDA STATE

Georgetown vs. Belmont, 1:10 p.m. (tentative), truTV (Columbus) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Hoyas defeat Bruins GEORGETOWN

North Carolina vs. Vermont, 2:10 p.m. (tentative), TBS (Greensboro) - Click Here For Radio Stream - The Catamounts won't be able to take care of the Tar Heels. NORTH CAROLINA

Missouri vs. Norfolk St., 2:40 p.m. (tentative), TNT (Omaha) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Upset city! Spartans over Tigers. NORFOLK STATE

Memphis vs. Saint Louis, 4:50 p.m., TBS (Columbus) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Tigers take care of the Billikens. MEMPHIS

Duke vs. Lehigh, 5:15 p.m., CBS (Greensboro) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Here's another upset. Mountain Hawks defeat Blue Devils. LEHIGH

Michigan vs. Ohio, 5:20 p.m., TNT (Nashville) - Click Here For Radio Stream - The Bobcats handle the Wolverines. OHIO

St. Mary's (CA) vs. Purdue, 5:27 p.m., truTV (Omaha) - Click Here For Radio Stream - The Gaels avoid becoming victims to Boilermakers. ST. MARY'S

Michigan State vs. LIU Brooklyn, 7:20 p.m. (tentative), TBS (Columbus) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Spartans defeat the Blackbirds. MICHIGAN STATE

Notre Dame vs. Xavier, 7:45 p.m. (tentative), CBS (Greensboro) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Musketeers down the Fighting Irish. XAVIER

Temple vs. South Florida, 7:50 p.m. (tentative), TNT (Nashville) - Click Here For Radio Stream - Owls take care of business against future conference mate, the Bulls. TEMPLE

Kansas vs. Detroit, 7:57 p.m. (tentative), truTV (Omaha) - Click Here For Radio Stream - No upset here as the Jayhawks defeat the Titans. KANSAS

For up-to-the-minute scores on all NCAA Tournament games, please check out SI.com's complete scoreboard.

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