NCAA Sweet Sixteen South Region Preview
The South Region of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is home to the biggest story in the tournament - the Cinderella run of #15 seed Florida Gulf Coast. The four teams headed to Dallas for a chance to reach the Elite Eight and then the Final Four are Kansas (#1), Florida (#3), Michigan (#4) and Florida Gulf Coast (#15).
This sets up two very exciting match ups at Cowboys Stadium for Friday when the #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks take on the #4 seed Michigan Wolverines and the #3 seed Florida Gators take on the #15 seed Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. The winner of these two games will play for a chance to reach the Final Four in Atlanta.
Let's take a look at these four teams and their paths to the Sweet Sixteen.
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The Jayhawks beat #16 seed Western Kentucky in the second round by a score of 64-57 and then beat #8 North Carolina in the third round by a score of 70-58.
The Gators took #14 Northwestern State to the house in the second round by a score of 79-47 and then beat #11 Minnesota in the third round by a score of 78-64.
The Wolverines took out South Dakota State in the second round with a score of 71-56 and then beat Virginia Commonwealth 78-53 in the third round.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
The Eagles' Cinderella run began with the huge upset of #2 Georgetown in the second round by a score of 78-68 and then the victory in the third round against San Diego State with a score of 81-71. They become the first #15 seed to ever reach the Sweet Sixteen. A true Cinderella indeed.
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