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Joe Nelson's bracket: BMTN's sports director picks his Final Four

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OK, I have voluntarily wasted a couple hours trying to fill out my bracket.

It's time well spent. These bragging rights last a lifetime. Believe me – I won an office pool in 2009 and to this day, those people still receive routine reminders from me about how I took their money.

My rules are simple: Pick a sleeper into the Sweet 16 and start bragging. Lose half of your Final Four teams and hide your face, because all hope is lost and your money and/or pride is gone. Good luck getting that back.

Been there. Done that.

Anyway, I don't have any massive upsets this year. I did the research and can't see a team like Mercer or North Dakota State playing the role of Cinderella. In fact, I don't have any team seeded 12 or lower advancing.

That's probably dumb because it always happens, but I wasn't getting positive sleeper vibes this year. The fact of the matter is that a 16 seed has never won, only seven 15 seeds have won a game, 14 seeds rarely advance and the run of six-straight years with at least one 13-seed winning has to end.

My Final Four: Florida, Creighton, Louisville, Michigan State

Championship: Florida over Creighton

Here's my bracket, the left side on top and the right side on the bottom.

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And the right side:

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