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2016 NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview, Predictions

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The South Region of the 2016 NCAA Tournament promises to provide drama, quality basketball and jaw-dropping moments.

By Justin Weiss

The South region of the NCAA Tournament looks to be the third-toughest of the four.

This bodes well for Cinderella teams and contenders alike; Kansas, Maryland, California, Miami and Villanova all have plausible cases to cut down the nets in Louisville, while Wichita State (7-3 in their past three tourneys) seeks to take advantage of some lackluster competition.

At the pinnacle of this conference is the Jayhawks, who boast the region’s best coach (Bill Self) and most talented starting 5.

Will the Shockers shock again? Will the Jayhawks win it all? Will the Wildcats dissapoint again?

Those answers — and more — should be answered in the following predictions:

Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.