NCAA South Region capsules

  • Updated: March 17, 2013 - 11:36 PM


8:50 p.m. Friday in Kansas City, Mo. • TNT


Coach: Bill Self.

Entry: Big 12 champion.

Player to watch: Jeff Withey (13.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg).

Notable: The Jayhawks lead the nation with 13 victories over the RPI top 50 but also have curious losses, notably a 62-55 loss Feb. 6 to TCU, ranked 237 in the RPI.


Coach: Ray Harper.

Entry: Sun Belt champion.

Player to watch: T.J. Price (15.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.4 apg).

Notable: The Hilltoppers lost nine of 12 games at one point but have lost only once since falling Feb. 16 at Florida International.


6:20 p.m. Friday in Kansas City, Mo. • TNT

TAR HEELS (24-10)

Coach: Roy Williams.

Entry: ACC at-large.

Player to watch: James Michael McAdoo (14.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg).

Notable: Going small is a decision that saved UNC’s season, and led to a six-game winning streak towards the end of the season..

WILDCATS (20-13)

Coach: Jay Wright.

Entry: Big East at-large.

Player to watch: JayVaughn Pinkston (13.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg).

Notable: The Wildcats beat three top-five teams in Louisville, Syracuse and Georgetown but defended the three-point arc poorly (222 threes against).


8:45 p.m. Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich. • Ch. 4

RAMS (26-8)

Coach: Shaka Smart.

Entry: Atlantic 10 at-large.

Player to watch: Treveon Graham (15.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg).

Notable: The pressure defense of the Rams forces 19.2 turnovers a game, but it’s a team that has had a tough time against big guards.

ZIPS (26-6)

Coach: Keith Dambrot.

Entry: MAC champion.

Player to watch: Zeke Marshall (13.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.7 bpg).

Notable: The Zips’ 26 victories tied a school record. Demetrius Treadwell heads into the NCAA tournament with three consecutive double-doubles.


6:15 p.m. Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich. • Ch. 4


Coach: John Beilein.

Entry: Big Ten at-large.

Player to watch: Trey Burke (19.2 ppg, 6.7 apg, 1.6 spg).

Notable: Burke led the Big Ten in assists and the NCAA statistics in assist-turnover ratio (3.41). Michigan averaged the fewest turnovers (8.9) in the country.


Coach: Scott Nagy.

Entry: Summit champion.

Player to watch: Nate Wolters (22.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.8 apg).

Notable: The Jackrabbits are making their second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance behind Wolters, the Summit League Player of the Year.


5:50 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia • TBS

HOYAS (25-6)

Coach: John Thompson III.

Entry: Big East at-large.

Player to watch: Otto Porter Jr. (16.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.7 apg).

Notable: The Hoyas, who give up only 55.7 points per game, won 12 of their final 13 regular-season games behind Porter, the Big East Player of the Year.

Eagles (24-10)

Coach: Andy Enfield.

Entry: Atlantic Sun champion.

Player to watch: Sherwood Brown (15.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg).

Notable: The Eagles, who average 73.1 points per game and give up 66.7, played an ambitious nonconference schedule that included a 21-point loss at Duke.


8:20 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia • TBS

AZTECS (22-10)

Coach: Steve Fisher.

Entry: Mountain West at-large.

Player to watch: Jamaal Franklin (16.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.2 apg).

Notable: Fisher has led the Aztecs to their fourth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance and 20 or more victories for eight years in a row.

SOONERS (20-11)

Coach: Lon Kruger.

Entry: Big 12 at-large.

Player to watch: Romero Osby (15.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg).

Notable: The Sooners head into the NCAA tournament with three losses in their past five games and will obviously need to pick things up.


8:57 p.m. Friday in Austin, Texas • truTV

BRUINS (25-9)

Coach: Ben Howland.

Entry: Pac-12 at-large.

Player to watch: Shabazz Muhammad (17.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg).

Notable: Jordan Adams, the team’s second-leading scorer (15.3 ppg.), will miss the NCAA tournament with a broken toe suffered last week.

GOPHERS (20-12)

Coach: Tubby Smith.

Entry: Big Ten at-large.

Player to watch: Trevor Mbakwe (10.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg).

Notable: The Gophers lost 11 of their last 16 games after a 3-0 start in conference play but were first in the Big Ten with a plus-8.2 rebound margin.

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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego 3 Bottom 6th Inning
Washington 2
Baltimore 2 Top 7th Inning
Toronto 3
NY Yankees 7 Bottom 4th Inning
Boston 2
Oakland 3 Bottom 2nd Inning
Houston 1
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Indiana 58 3rd Qtr 0:45
Atlanta 64
Oklahoma City 26 2nd Qtr 5:54
Memphis 37
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Golden State
Boston 0 1st Prd 4:28
Detroit 1
Colorado 8:30 PM
San Jose 9:30 PM
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