NCAA South Region capsules

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

[1] KANSAS VS. [16] WESTERN KENTUCKY

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

JAYHAWKS (29-5)

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.

HILLTOPPERS (20-15)

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.

[8] NORTH CAROLINA VS. [9] VILLANOVA

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).

[5] VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH VS. [12] AKRON

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.

[4] MICHIGAN VS. [13] SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

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

WOLVERINES (26-7)

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.

JACKRABBITS (25-9)

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.

[2] GEORGETOWN VS. [15] FLA.-GULF COAST

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.

[7] SAN DIEGO STATE VS. [10] OKLAHOMA

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.

[6] UCLA VS. [11] MINNESOTA

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.

[3] FLORIDA VS. [14] NORTHWESTERN STATE

6:27 p.m. Friday in Austin, Texas • truTV

GATORS (26-7)

Coach: Billy Donovan.

Entry: SEC at-large.

Player to watch: Kenny Boynton (12.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.9 apg).

Notable: The Gators were the top defensive team in the SEC, giving up 53.7 points per game, and also led the SEC in three-point field-goal percentage defense.

DEMONS (23-8)

Coach: Mike McConathy.

Entry: Southland champion.

Player to watch: DeQuan Hicks (14.1 ppg, 5.8 rpg).

Notable: The Demons, who are making their first NCAA tourney appearance since 2006, are the nation’s top scoring team at 82.4 points per game.

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Baltimore 2 FINAL
Detroit 15
NY Yankees 5 FINAL
Philadelphia 5
Northeastern 1 FINAL
Boston 2
Miami-Fla 1 FINAL
Miami 7
Pittsburgh 8 FINAL
Toronto 7
San Francisco 4 FINAL
Oakland 9
Cleveland 0 FINAL
Cincinnati 10
Boston College 0 FINAL
Boston 1
Arizona State 0 FINAL
Arizona 4
Boston 79 FINAL
Cleveland 110
LA Lakers 103 FINAL
Charlotte 104
Sacramento 124 FINAL
New York 86
Houston 96 FINAL
Atlanta 104
Utah 93 FINAL
Memphis 82
Washington 91 4th Qtr 0:29
Chicago 95
Milwaukee 51 3rd Qtr
Denver 55
Nashville 1 FINAL
New Jersey 3
Calgary 3 FINAL(OT)
Philadelphia 2
Washington 5 FINAL
Columbus 3
Buffalo 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay 3
Toronto 3 3rd Prd 1:11
Florida 2
Ottawa 2 3rd Prd 5:39
Minnesota 2
NY Islanders 1 3rd Prd
Dallas 0
Anaheim 2 2nd Prd 8:21
Arizona 1
Los Angeles 2 1st Prd :59
Edmonton 0
San Jose 3 1st Prd 11:57
Vancouver 0
Ole Miss 82 FINAL
Alabama 74
Eastern Mich 67 FINAL
Ball State 60
Kent State 81 FINAL
Bowling Green 80
Ohio 66 FINAL
Buffalo 93
Georgetown 60 FINAL
Butler 54
Toledo 77 FINAL
Central Mich 85
Rhode Island 59 FINAL
Dayton 75
Youngstown St 67 FINAL
Detroit 77
North Carolina 81 FINAL
Georgia Tech 49
Loyola-Maryland 45 FINAL
Holy Cross 62
Iowa 77 FINAL
Indiana 63
Akron 63 FINAL
Miami-Ohio 70
Army 52 FINAL
Navy 56
Maryland 60 FINAL
Rutgers 50
Kennesaw St 54 FINAL
USC Upstate 90
Jacksonville 63 FINAL
Fla Gulf Coast 81
Lipscomb 76 FINAL
Northern Ky 73
Stetson 67 FINAL
North Florida 81
Wright State 57 FINAL
Ill-Chicago 60
Western Mich 63 FINAL
Northern Ill 65
Nebraska Omaha 80 FINAL
North Dakota 78
Houston Baptist 71 FINAL
Abilene Christian 83
NC State 34 2nd Half 12:48
Clemson 33
Texas A&M 29 2nd Half 14:29
Florida 30
Kentucky 35 2nd Half 18:28
Georgia 35
West Virginia 42 2nd Half 17:00
Kansas 30
Auburn 44 2nd Half 11:43
Missouri 41
Michigan 44 2nd Half 10:08
Northwestern 41
Villanova 29 2nd Half
Creighton 30
Longwood 55 FINAL
Gardner-Webb 63
Charleston Southern 39 FINAL
Presbyterian 47
Coastal Carolina 54 FINAL
UNC-Asheville 68
NJIT 51 FINAL
UMass Lowell 60
West Virginia 55 FINAL
Kansas State 59
TCU 45 FINAL
Texas 79
Fresno State 53 2nd Half 11:47
Air Force 32
San Jose St 43 2nd Half 10:00
Boise State 72
Nevada 43 2nd Half 8:47
Colorado State 48
UNLV 31 2nd Half 12:54
San Diego State 41
Wyoming 48 2nd Half 7:20
Utah State 47

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