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The third episode of our limited series March Madness show.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Purdue Boilermakers vs Butler Bulldogs Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

March Madness officially begins in one day. So, the Testudo Times podcast crew is back with our third episode of our limited edition podcast series that will run through the start of the NCAA Tournament to discuss everything you need to know before you fill out your bracket.

This week, Lila Bromberg was joined by Illinois beat writer Brandon Simberg (The Daily Illini) and former staff writer Jordan Gold to dive into the full March Madness field following Selection Sunday. With the regions and first round matchups all set, the trio gives in-depth insight into their picks and what you should keep in mind as you get ready to enter bracket pools.

Check out the third episode.

On this episode:

  • Lila, Brandon and Jordan share their initial reactions to the bracket release.
  • What region intrigues them the most?
  • What first round matchup should you be sure to watch?
  • Which double-digit seeds have a chance to win a few games?
  • Are there middle-seeded teams that could make a deep run?
  • Which top seed drops out first?
  • They debate who will make the Elite Eight, Final Four and championship game, and of course, who has what it takes to win it all.
  • Bonus: How should athletic director Damon Evans proceed as Mark Turgeon gets ready to enter a contract year?