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NCAA tournament preview: East Regional

NCAA tournament preview: East Regional

A look at the NCAA tournament East Regional:


1 NORTH CAROLINA: This is the sixth time the Tar Heels have been a No. 1 seed under Coach Roy Williams. They’ve reached a regional final each time.

2 XAVIER: The high-scoring Musketeers average 81.3 points per game — 18th in the nation — to accompany a solid defense. This is the highest seeding in school history.

3 WEST VIRGINIA: Part of a loaded bottom half of the bracket in this region, the Mountaineers lost to top overall seed Kansas by 10 points in the Big 12 championship game.

4 KENTUCKY: After some early-season inconsistency that...