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March Madness 2012 Bracket: Top-Seeded Teams That Could Fall

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07:  Head coach Rick Pitino  of the Louisville Cardinals shouts from the sidelines against the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Jesse FeldContributor IIIMarch 15, 2012

The thrill, heartbreak and excitement is back as March Madness is in full swing. The unpredictable nature of the tournament has us curious about which high-seeded teams will go down. 

In the past, No. 1 and 2 seeds have a pretty comfortable first day of the tournament. I'd like to point out a few top-seeded teams who might not survive the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

  • (4) Louisville

The Cardinals are red-hot right now after tearing through the Big East tournament. While they did beat Marquette in the quarterfinals, they only had to beat an overachieving Cincinnati team. Here they run into No. 13 Davidson. It's the Wildcats first tournament appearance since Stephen Curry burst onto the scene in 2008, and they are thinking upset. Davidson was able to defeat Kansas in Lawrence, and all five of their starters are averaging double figures. Watch out, Louisville.

  • (4) Indiana

With 26 wins, No. 13 seed New Mexico State has one more win than Indiana this season. NCAA sanctions gutted Indiana and have kept them out of the tournament since 2008. Coach Tom Crean got the Hoosiers back to the big dance. But 6'6" 230 pound New Mexico State forward Wendell McKines will be doing his all to stop the Hoosiers. The senior averages 18.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, and should prove to be a lot to handle.

  • (4) Wisconsin

The No. 13 Montana Grizzlies don't have a great history in the NCAA Tournament as their 2-9 tournament record proves. However, the team is on a school record 14-game winning streak, and we know how effective a hot team can be in the tournament. Wisconsin has a lot of inexperienced players behind their stud Jordan Taylor. They might get trapped in this first game.

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