Duke is the 1 seed in the South Region, and they also feature the potential #1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in Jahlil Okafor.  But it will be the play of Tyus Jones and Quinn Cook in the backcourt that allows Duke to play Kentucky in the NCAA Championship game.  However, they have to go through either Gonzaga or Iowa State to reach the Final Four first.


Led by Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer, the Zags will have to play through the state of Iowa before matching up with Duke in the Elite 8.  Iowa will get the Bulldogs in the Round of 32 should they take care of Davidson, but they are no match for Gonzaga.  It's Iowa State the Bulldogs have to be weary of.  

The Cyclones score 78.4 points per game and feature 5 guys in double figures, and another who scores 9.6 points per game.  Georges Niang leads the Cyclones in scoring at 15.5 points per game and he, along with Monte Morris and Dustin Hogue, all shoot better than 40% from downtown!  They can beat anyone, on any given night.

It's a three horse race in the South


My Bracket

The South is going to feature plenty of high scoring affairs that make for great television, but when all is said in done, Jahlil Okafor will prove that he is the best player in the county and solidify his status as the #1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

March Madness South Region Bracket

Bracket Busters

  • (4) Georgetown
Should the Hoyas somehow figure out how to beat Duke, 53.7% of brackets would lose a final four team!

Possible National Champions

  • (1) Duke
  • (2) Gonzaga
  • (3) Iowa State

Players to Watch

  • (1) Duke
    • Jahlil Okafor (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 17.7 points 9 rebounds 66.9% FG
    • Tyus Jones (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 11.6 points 5.8 assists
    • Quinn Cook - 15.7 points 
    • Justise Winslow (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 12.3 points 5.9 rebounds 
  • (2) Gonzaga
    • Kyle Wiltjer - 16.7 points 6 rebounds 53.6% FG 46.6% 3pt
    • Przemek Karnowski - 11 points 5.8 rebounds 61.5% FG
    • Kevin Pangos - 11.5 points 5 assists 46% FG 44.4% 3pt
  • (3) Iowa State
    • Georges Niang  15.5 points 5.4 rebounds 46% FG 40% 3pt
    • Monte Morris - 11.8 points 5.2 assists 50.5% FG 40% 3pt
    • Jameel McKay - 11 points 7.4 rebounds 2.2 blocks 58.8% FG
  • (4) Georgetown
  • (5) Utah
    • Delon Wright (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 14.9 points 5.3 assists 4.9 rebounds 52.9% FG
  • (6) Southern Methodist
    • Nic Moore - 14.2 points 5.2 assists 40% 3pt
  • (7) Iowa
  • (8) UCLA
    • Kevon Looney  (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 11.8 points 9.2 rebounds 47% FG

 Possible Upsets in Round of 64

  • (12) S.F. Austin vs (5) Utah
  • (11) UCLA vs (6) SMU
  • (10) Davidson vs (7) Iowa
  • (9) St. Johns vs (8) San Diego State