NCAA Tournament 2018: Dick Vitale Gives Final Four Prediction


With the 2018 NCAA Tournament set to tip-off this week, everyone is running through possible scenarios while filling in their bracket.

If you’re looking for some assistance, ESPN’s Dick Vitale is here to help.

Shortly after the full 68-team tournament field was announced on Selection Sunday, Dickie V showed up to share his Final Four predictions.

The four teams Vitale has reaching the Final Four? Virginia, Villanova, Michigan State and Gonzaga.

Virginia is the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, Villanova is the No. 1 seed in the East Region, Michigan State is No. 3 in the Midwest and Gonzaga is a No. 4 seed out of the West Region.

When it comes to the national championship, Vitale has Tom Izzo’s Spartans cutting down the nets with a win over Virginia.

What do you think of Vitale’s predictions and who do you think will be the final four teams standing as March Madness winds down? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

2018 NCAA Tournament Dates & Venues

First Four

  • March 13 and 14
    • University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio (Host: University of Dayton)

First and Second Rounds

  • March 15 and 17
    • PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Host: Duquesne University)
    • Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas (Host: Wichita State University)
    • American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas (Host: Big 12 Conference)
    • Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho (Host: Boise State University)
  • March 16 and 18
    • Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina (Host: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
    • Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan (Host: University of Detroit Mercy)
    • Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee (Host: Ohio Valley Conference)
    • Viejas Arena, San Diego, California (Host: San Diego State University)

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

  • March 22 and 24
    • West Regional, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, (Host: Pepperdine University)
    • South Regional, Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, (Host: Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • March 23 and 25
    • East Regional, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts (Host: Boston College)
    • Midwest Regional, CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska (Host: Creighton University)

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

  • March 31 and April 2
    • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas (Host: University of Texas at San Antonio)
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