The NBC Sports Edge staff reveals their 2021 NCAA March Madness Brackets and Predictions. Vaughn Dalzell, Sara Perlman, Drew Dinsick and Corey Parson share their picks, predictions and brackets here. You can watch NBC Sports Edge's show, "Brackets and Bets" on YouTube for a more in-depth breakdown of the bracket.
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Let's start with Corey Parson's bracket.
Corey claims the NCAA Tournament should rename to the "Gonzaga Invitational" this season and his bracket backs that up. You may think it's chalky, but he'll tell you there is nothing wrong with that when it comes down to the end of March.
Corey's Final Four: (1) Gonzaga vs (2) Alabama and (1) Baylor vs (1) Illinois
Corey's Championship: (1) Gonzaga vs (1) Baylor
Corey's Champion: (1) Gonzaga
Next up is Sara Perlman's bracket.
She has Gonzaga in her final as well, but not winning it. Instead she is taking a team that is receiving a lot of attention over at PointsBet - the Illinois Fighting Illini. Sara's Elite Eight mixes it up and features a few surprise teams making a deep run at the title.
Sara's Final Four: (1) Gonzaga vs (3) Texas and (1) Illinois vs (4) Purdue
Sara's Championship: (1) Gonzaga vs (1) Illinois
Sara's NCAA Champion: (1) Illinois
Next up is Drew Dinsick's bracket.
If you like the UConn Huskies, Drew is your man. He has UConn making a Final Four run to remember, capping it off with a victory over Gonzaga and a loss to the eventual champion, Baylor Bears. If you like upsets, check out Drew's East and South Regions!
Drew's Final Four: (1) Gonzaga vs (7) UConn and (1) Baylor vs (2) Houston
Drew's Championship: (7) UConn vs (1) Baylor
Drew's NCAA Champion: (1) Baylor
Last but not least, Vaughn Dalzell's bracket.
Vaughn's bracket features a Final Four run from both Texas and Arkansas, with surprise Sweet 16 appearances from Ohio and Rutgers. Just like Corey's bracket, Vaughn has Gonzaga holding the trophy after an undefeated season.
Vaughn's Final Four: (1) Gonzaga vs (3) Texas and (1) Illinois vs (3) Arkansas
Vaughn's Championship: (1) Gonzaga vs (1) Illinois
Vaughn's NCAA Champion: (1) Gonzaga
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