We’ve seen some exciting action these past few days and we still have a few games left before moving on to the next round. The South Region is our final set in the Round of 64, featuring former first overall seed Baylor, last year’s champion Virginia, pre-season favorite Michigan State, upstart Creighton, and Rutgers – making their first trip to the Big Dance since 1991. Let’s see who will make it through to the Round of 32, set for play on Friday.
First Round: 1 Baylor v 16 Winthrop
First Round: 8 Saint Mary’s v 9 Rutgers
|8 Saint Mary’s||40||31||71|
First Round: 5 Ohio State v 12 Stephen F. Austin
|5 Ohio State||27||40||67|
|12 Stephen F. Austin||39||26||65|
First Round: 4 Louisville v 13 Akron
First Round: 6 Virginia v 11 Cincinnati
First Round: 3 Michigan State v 14 Bradley
|3 Michigan State||50||32||82|
First Round: 7 Illinois v 10 USC
First Round: 2 Creighton v 15 Little Rock
|15 Little Rock||38||33||71|
Simulations From What If Sports
Close Calls for our Top 2 Seeds in the South Region! Baylor and Creighton both advance, albeit on very shaky terms. After the Round of 64, Michigan State has to be the favorite to get out of this region and get to the Final Four, especially with defending champion Virginia out of the picture. But anything can happen!
Tomorrow starts the Round of 32, featuring the Midwest and West Regions, with the East and South Regions coming back Friday for their next games.