Instant Impressions: South Region

South Region

1. Florida vs. 16 Albany/MSM

-Florida is the best team in the country (number 1 overall seed confirms that) and should walk through the first round.

2. Kansas vs. 15. Eastern Kentucky

-Even if Embiid doesn’t play in this game Kansas should have no trouble in round 1.

3. Syracuse vs. 14 Western Michigan

-Syracuse needs to shake the losing bug because while the first matchup isn’t too difficult, the rest of the bracket is.

4 UCLA vs. 13 Tulsa

-Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams will be too much for an un-athletic team in Tulsa

5. VCU vs. 12. Stephen F. Austin

-Intriguing matchup here: VCU lost today to Saint Joseph’s and Stephen F. Austin has won 28 games in a row.

6. Ohio State vs. 11. Dayton

-The Buckeyes aren’t good at defending perimeter and Dayton has lots of 3 point shooting. Bad matchup for Ohio State but they have much more talent.

7. New Mexico vs 10. Stanford

-The Cardinal will struggle against the size of New Mexico.

8. Colorado vs. 9. Pittsburgh

-Colorado will be without their best player Spencer Dinwiddie and will struggle mightily to score against Pittsburgh who owns one of the best defenses in the nation.