Updated South Region Odds
The only region with a double-digit seed still standing is the South Region. Here’s an updated look at the odds to reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament from this region.
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Virginia is the favorite to win this region, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -120 to win. Other odds at Tennessee at +325, Purdue at +350 and Oregon at +800. The South Regional semifinals and finals will take place from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Virginia is the top seed in the region and the Cavaliers have been able to pick up a pair of double-digit wins this past weekend. UVA defeated No. 16 Gardner-Webb, 71-56, and No. 9 Oklahoma, 63-51. Virginia meets up with Oregon in the regional semifinal. The Cavs have reached the Final Four twice in program history, last doing so in 1984.
Tennessee is the second seed in the region. The Volunteers earned a 77-70 win over No. 15 Colgate in the first round and then followed that up with an 83-77 OT win over No. 10 Iowa in the second round. Tennessee will face Purdue in the regional semifinal. The Vols have never reached the Final Four in program history and last got to the Elite Eight in 2010.
The Boilermakers are the third seed in the region. Purdue opened the tournament with a 61-48 win over No. 14 Old Dominion. The Boilers then defeated No. 6 Villanova, 87-61 in the second round. Purdue has reached the Final Four twice in program history, last doing so in 1980. Purdue hasn’t reached the Elite Eight since 2000.
Oregon is the No. 12 seed and the highest-seeded team left in the tournament. There aren’t any teams over a 5 seed other than the Ducks. Oregon started its tournament with a 72-54 win over No. 5 Wisconsin and then followed that with a 73-54 win over No. 13 UC Irvine. Oregon has reached the Final Four twice in program history, last doing so in 2017.