Kentucky, Duke, Connecticut, Indiana, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Xavier. All big names in college basketball, and battling to come out of the South region.
Among that list, you have the #1 seed Kentucky and #2 seed Duke, along with the defending champion of last year’s tournament in Connecticut. The South region is jam packed with first round picks in the coming NBA draft, and includes the most winning coach of all-time. Duke and Kentucky, of course, are favored to tear through the South and meet in the Elite 8 with Kentucky getting 2/3 odds to win South bracket and Duke 11/2, according to bovada.com. These figures are coming as no surprise to anyone who has watched Kentucky and Duke dominate good teams all season with the only real stumbling coming in their conference tournaments. Continue reading