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NCAA Bracket 2015: South Region Predictions, Picks, & Upsets

Duke is going to win the South Region, and other spicy hot takes.

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Before we get to my predictions and other TAKES, here's a look at this part of the bracket:

#1 Duke Blue Devils vs. #16 North Florida/Robert Morris

#2 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. #15 North Dakota State Bison

#3 Iowa State Cyclones vs. #14 UAB Blazers

#4 Georgetown Hoyas vs. #13 Eastern Washington Eagles

#5 Utah Utes vs. #12 Stephen F. Austin

#6 SMU Mustangs vs. #11 UCLA Bruins

#7 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. #10 Davidson Wildcats

#8 San Diego State Aztecs vs. #9 St. Johns Red Storm

Who wins the South Region?

Duke. They're good.

Who got the best draw?

UCLA, because they actually made it into the field. I mean, WTF?

OK, in reality I'd say Iowa State. I'm high on them and I think they have a nice chance to run to the Elite Eight.

Who got screwed?

Whoever got left out of the tourney for UCLA.

Who wins the #5 vs. #12 matchup?

Stephen F. Austin breaks Bill Walton's Pac-12 loving heart.

Who is the region's Upset Lock Of The Week Of The Century?

Eastern Washington, because I can't get away from the 14 seeds.

Predictions For The Other Regions:

Midwest Region

West Region

East Region