Archive - Mar 19, 2013 - Article
The South Region is like an NBA Draft preview tournament. Its star power really rises above the rest of the brackets, including super freshman Ben McLemore of Kansas and national player of the year frontrunners Trey Burke of Michigan and Otto Porter of Georgetown. Don’t forget James Michael-McAdoo of North Carolina, Shabazz Muhammad of UCLA and Nate Wolters of South Dakota State. It’s basically a who’s-who of college basketball, and the team play isn’t too bad, either.
While the consensus is that the Midwest Region is the toughest and that the South has arguably the most NBA ready talent, the East Region has no shortage of intriguing matchups and story lines. As many as five teams have "Final Four talent" with a few others in position to make a Butler-esque Cinderella type run. The East Region features the Big 10, ACC and Big East regular season champs (Marquette is a co-winner with Louisville and Georgetown). With parity in college basketball being the highest it has been in recent years and with no clear cut favorite to be cr