2016 NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview, Predictions

Chuck Burton, AP
Chuck Burton, AP

The NCAA Tournament is finally upon us and your preview for the East Region is here. It’s time to get your brackets, and emotions ready.

By Gregg Cambareri

This year’s edition of the NCAA Tournament is sure to be as unpredictable as ever.

No team stands out as the clear cut best team in college basketball so parity figures to rule the day.

In the East Region, your guess is as good as mine.


North Carolina comes in as everybody’s favorite – thanks to their recent ACC triumph – but teams such as Xavier, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia prove how stacked this bracket is.

It’s loaded. So much so that classic college hoops matchups have a chance to take place all over the map on this side of the bracket: Kentucky-Indiana, North Carolina-Kentucky, North Carolina-Indiana.

Keeping that in mind, let’s break down the East Region:

ESNY City Stream

NYY

NYM

NYG

NYJ

NYK

BKN

NYR

NYI

NJD

SJU