Up next, the Midwest Region
The team that is primed to pull off the first round upset: North Carolina State
We’re not in love with North Carolina State, but we can’t dismiss how they’ve been playing down the stretch. If they continue this trend, they could easily beat San Diego State.
A top seed that may not make it out of the 1st weekend: Kansas
There are some folks out there that think this Jayhawks team could possibly lose to Detroit in the second round. While we won’t go that far, we certainly wouldn’t be surprised if they lost to a team like St. Mary’s in the third round. We’re not betting on that to happen, but it’s just something to keep in mind.
A team other than North Carolina that can win the region: Georgetown
Georgetown looks to be a tough out in this region. They’ve had some borderline losses along the way, be we think that the way they defend and their ability to play multiple styles could take this team a long way in this region.
Who we’re taking in the 1st round: North Carolina, Alabama, Temple, Michigan, North Carolina State, Georgetown, St. Mary’s, Kansas
Who we’re taking in round 2: North Carolina, Michigan, Georgetown, Kansas
Sweet Sixteen winners: North Carolina, Georgetown
Regional Champion: North Carolina