Breaking Down the Bracket - West Region

Wisconsin is sitting pretty with the #1 seed in the West region, largely thanks to Frank "the tank" Kaminsky. You have to imagine the rest of the West will do their best to take Kaminsky out of Wisconsin's game plan, meaning guys like Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes will really have to step up for the Badgers. To reach the Final 4, Wisconsin will likely have to beat North Carolina and then Arizona - two tough games.

The biggest test for Wisconsin will be Arizona, if they both reach the Elite 8. Arizona is as close to a 1 seed as you can get, with 6 players averaging at least 9 points a game and two potential first round draft picks. If everything goes as planned, these two teams will battle it to win the West and reach the Final 4.

Can Baylor, VCU or Ohio State Upset Arizona?

My Bracket

There is plenty of talent in the West region outside of Wisconsin and Arizona. Baylor and North Carolina are 3 & 4 seeds for a reason, VCU is always a tough test for every team and Ohio State will not be an easy game as a 10 seed led by arguably the best player in the entire country - D'Angelo Russell.

March Madness West Region Bracket

 Bracket Busters

  • (3) Baylor
  • (10) Ohio St
Not so sure Oregon, Arkansas or North Carolina will be able to knock off Wisconsin, but Ohio State has Russell and he can take over any game.  Baylor is the nations best offensive rebounding team, and Rico Gathers is the best rebounder in the entire tournament!

Possible National Champions

  • (1) Wisconsin
  • (2) Arizona

Players to Watch

  • (1) Wisconsin
    • Frank Kaminsky (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 18.2 points, 8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.6 blocks, 55% FG
    • Sam Dekker (Potential 1st Round Pick) - 13 points, 5.5 rebounds, 51% FG
    • Nigel Hayes - 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 51% FG
  • (2) Arizona
  •  (3) Baylor
    • Taurean Prince - 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds
    • Rico Gathers - 11.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1 block
  • (4) North Carolina
  • (5) Arkansas
  • (6)  Xavier
  • (7) VCU
  • (8) Oregon 
    • Joseph Young - 20.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 
    • Jordan Bell - 4.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 58% FG

 Possible Upsets in Round of 64

  • (12) Wofford vs (5) Arkansas
  • (11) Ole Miss vs (6) Xavier
  • (10) Ohio State vs (7) VCU
  • (9) Oklahoma State vs (8) Oregon  

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