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Astros filling out NCAA tourney brackets

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The start of the NCAA men's basketball tournament means people all over the country are filling out brackets to compete against their friends, and things are no different in the Astros' clubhouse.

Astros reliever Kevin Chapman, who played baseball at the University of Florida, was brimming with confidence about whether his Gators would win another national title.

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"They'll be winning the championship in all my brackets," he said.

Chapman, who needs to only complete an internship to finish his degree in sports management at Florida, could have a chance to see the top-seeded Gators play in the South Regional this weekend in Orlando, just a short drive from Kissimmee.

"I haven't seen a game in three or four years, but when I was in school I knew some of the guys," he said. "I'm pretty pumped that they're on top of the college basketball world right now. You've got a good feeling about this tournament. I think they've got a strong team."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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