South Region Odds
The South Region was the only one to have chalk reach the Sweet 16. Which team will have another two wins in the NCAA Tournament and reach the Final Four?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, North Carolina is favored to win, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of +120 to win. UCLA is the next favorite at +250 while Kentucky is listed at +280 while Butler is a longshot at +850. The South Regional will be contested from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee.
UNC is the top seed in the region. The Heels beat No. 16 Texas Southern, 103-64 and then followed that up with a 72-65 win over No. 8 Arkansas. UNC will face Butler on Friday night in the Sweet 16. It is looking to reach its 20th Final Four. UNC reached the Final Four last year as well.
UCLA is the third seed in the West. The Bruins beat No. 14 Kent State, 97-80 and followed that up with a 79-67 win over No. 6 Cincinnati. UCLA will face Kentucky in the Sweet 16 on Friday night. UCLA has reached the Final Four 18 times, last doing so in 2008.
Kentucky is the No. 2 seed in this region. The Wildcats grinded out a pair of wins last week, beating No. 15 Northern Kentucky, 79-70, and then topping No. 10 Wichita State, 65-62. The Wildcats have reached the Final Four 17 times, last doing so in 2015.
Butler is the fourth seed in the region. The Bulldogs defeated No. 13 Winthrop 76-64 and then beat No. 12 Middle Tennessee, 74-65. Butler is looking to advance to the Final Four for the third time in program history. It last did that in 2011.