Breaking Down The Bracket - West Region


Favorite Upsets in Round of 64
  • (11) San Diego St vs (6) Houston
  • (10) Providence vs (7) Texas A&M
  • (9) Florida St vs (8) Missouri

Bracket Busters

(6) Houston
  • Rob Gray could carry the Cougars past the Wolverines in the second round.  35% of Yahoo brackets have Michigan reaching the Elite 8 and another 20% put them in the Final Four.
(4) Gonzaga
  • The Zags are the favorite 4 seed to reach the Final Four, but they would still disturb the near 50% of Yahoo brackets that have Xavier meeting UNC in the Elite 8.

Possible National Champions

  • (1) Xavier
  • (2) North Carolina
  • (4) Gonzaga

Players to Watch

Player Team Pos PPG RPG APG SPG BPG FGA FG% 3PA 3P%
Trevon Bluiett Xavier SG 19.5 5.7 2.5 0.7 0.2 13.2 44% 7.2 42%
Rob Gray Houston PG 18.6 3.3 4.6 1.2 0.1 13.5 46% 4.7 35%
Joel Berry UNC PG 17.2 10.1 2.4 1.0 1.1 14.0 50% 3.1 44%
Theo Pinson UNC SF/PF 17.1 3.5 3.3 1.1 0.3 14.5 40% 7.4 36%
Moritz Wagner Michigan PF/C 14.5 7.1 0.8 0.9 0.6 10.4 53% 4.1 40%
Jordan Barnett Missouri SF 13.7 5.9 1.1 0.7 0.6 9.9 45% 6.2 41%
Killian Tillie Gonzaga SF/PF 13.4 6.0 1.7 0.8 1.1 8.8 59% 2.6 50%
Charles Matthews Michigan SG 12.6 5.4 2.6 0.7 0.6 9.8 49% 2.5 34%
Rui Hachimura Gonzaga SF 11.3 4.6 0.7 0.6 0.4 7.4 58% 0.7 17%
Robert Williams Texas A&M PF/C 10.3 9.0 1.4 0.8 2.5 7.4 62% 0.4 0%
Luke Maye UNC PF/C 10.3 6.4 4.8 1.1 0.5 7.4 47% 1.4 24%
Jontay Porter Missouri PF/C 10.1 6.8 2.2 0.8 1.7 7.2 45% 3.3 38%
Michael Porter Jr. made his NCAA debut on March 8th, joining Missouri after having back surgery in November

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