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Breaking down the NCAA South Region

Breaking down the NCAA South Region

Get to know No. 1: Duke is a prime example of why the selection committee views the body of work rather than conference championships. The Blue Devils own the No. 6 RPI, the ninth-strongest schedule and 11 victories against top-50 teams. And they have this guy named Jahlil Okafor, the likely player of the year. Cinderella: No. 12 Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks' strength of schedule isn't impressive (170) but they know how to win. After beating VCU in overtime in last season's tournament, they know they can advance. Southland Conference player of the year Thomas Walkup is tough to stop with 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Best first-round matchup:...

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