The South Regional in this year’s NCAA tournament has a distinctly retro feel to it—specifically, the early-‘90s variety. The bracket has the potential to create rematches of some legendary games from two decades ago, with resurgent UNLV (seeded sixth) joining perennial powers Kentucky and Duke (the top two seeds).
Of course, the historical powerhouses aren’t the only teams to keep an eye on in this section of the bracket. The South has two of the most dangerous potential bracket-busters in the field of 68 with 12th-seeded VCU and 14th-seeded South Dakota State, and it’s a sure bet that at least one of those two underdogs will find its way into the Sweet 16 by the end of Saturday’s action.
Herein, a closer look at the prospects for the Cinderellas and more certainties to be found in the 2012 South Regional.