First, KU will not make it to the final four. They have a lack of character that is more a matter of personality than ability on the court. A sort of sneering superiority that exists in a few of their players which works well for the class bully, but not so well when facing the less predictable milieu of serious competition of the do-or-die NCAA tournament. This self-deluding contempt for opponents will leave them open for a blind-side from a team with a big right hook. I say, look for Kansas to falter in the Sweet 16 if not earlier.
Mississippi State is in. Count on it.
Texas will make it to the Elite Eight.
Duke will make it to the Final Four instead of faltering early, as they have done the last few years. They won't win it, though.
About all I have time for right now. My baby doll is sick and needs attention. Let's see what happens.