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The NCAA 2013 Men's Basketball Tournament begins on Tuesday, with four play-in games taking place to bring to number of teams in the competition down to just 64. A printable bracket for the March Madness tournament can be accessed in the image alongside this article to help you plan your viewing (please click the image to enlarge).
The top seeds for this year's tournament are the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Indiana Hoosiersand, Louisville Cardinals, and the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Midwest is expected to be one of the most exciting brackets; it features four of the top teams in the entire competition - Louisville, the Duke Blue Devils, Michigan State Spartans and Saint Louis Billikens.
Many have highlighted the Midwest bracket as the one to watch simply because it contains such coaches as Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo and Mike Krzyzewski. Many are expecting fireworks and some tense dramatic games.
Many analysts have commented that this year is exciting and stands out because there is no clear favorite to win the tournament. In most recent years there has been a stand out favorite to win the title, however, this year the predicted winner has been hard to place.
In 2012 the Kentucky Wildcats were clear favorites to destroy all-comers - a prediction that came to fruition with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Starting with 68 teams vying to claim the big prize this year, make sure you don't miss any of the action and click on the image above to find printable brackets for this year's NCAA Men's basketball tournament.