2016 NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview, Predictions

John Locher, AP
John Locher, AP

In perhaps the weakest region of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the West, the Oregon Ducks and Oklahoma Sooners head in confident.

By Robby Sabo

Each and every March we are introduced to brackets.

These brackets of many shapes, sizes and variety, for the NCAA Tournament committee has a very keen sense of humor.

(If you actually believe they don’t look at potential dream matchups and regional scenarios, as they claim, they I have some ice to sell you.)

They do consider such things. They do “manipulate” their way through setting the field up. So much so, that region picks up a fancy nickname rather quickly.


2016 has proved consistency, for each region is unique in its own way.

For example, the South Region this time around is the “Bracket of Death.”

The West Region? Well, perhaps in stark contrast to the South, the West is the “Bracket of Mediocrity.”

Find out for yourself:

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