Florida Continues To Be Favorite In South

Scottie Wilbekin

Heading into the NCAA Tournament, the South Region had plenty of intriguing storylines — but those quickly changed as the weekend progressed. Joel Embiid’s injury was one of the biggest talking points of the tournament earlier in the week, and it ended up being a major factor for Kansas. Outside of that, though, some of the discussion topics changed.

The South was a region for upsets. It saw three double-digit seeds get wins in the Round of 64 — and then two more get to the Sweet 16. The region also saw a 29-game winning streak snapped when Stephen F. Austin fell to UCLA, but the Lumberjacks had beaten former Cinderella VCU in the Round of 64. There was an intrastate battle in the Round of 64, when Dayton beat Ohio State in the final seconds. It might have not had the glamour of the Midwest Region, but the South was filled with drama.

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