It is now time to talk about the South Region. Before we get to my predictions and other TAKES, here's a look at this part of the bracket:
#1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #16 Texas Southern
#2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #15 Northern Kentucky Norse
#3 UCLA Bruins vs. #14 Kent State Golden Flashes
#4 Butler Bulldogs vs. #13 Winthrop
#5 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. #12 Middle Tennessee State
#6 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. #11 Kansas State Wildcats/Wake Forest
#7 Dayton Flyers vs. #10 Wichita State Shockers
#8 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. #9 Seton Hall
Who wins the South Region?
Minnesota, obviously. Ok, maybe not. Um...I’ll go with UNC.
Who got the best draw?
I think North Carolina has a pretty friendly draw up to a media friendly UK/UNC matchup.
Who got screwed?
Minnesota. MTSU is a really tough upset draw and you should expect EVERYONE who isn’t a MN fan to be picking them.
Who was the surprise?
I really thought Minnesota would be a 6 seed so consider that a surprise.
Who wins the #5 vs. #12 matchup?
Survey says Minnesota because GO GOPHERS!
Who is the region's Upset Lock Of The Week Of The Century?
I think Wichita State is in a good spot for an upset.