Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/19/13
The Midwest region is home to the #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Louisville Cardinals. Headlining the region with them are legendary programs with legendary coaches, #2 seed Duke and Mike Kryzyzewski and #3 Michigan State and Tom Izzo. Otherwise, at least on paper, this region is pretty devoid of star power. On paper it looks like this region will go mostly chalk, but often times in the NCAA Tournament looks can be deceiving. Best Game: #5 Oklahoma State vs. #12 Oregon Many were surprised when the Ducks were given a 12th seed after winning the Pac-12 Tournament and finishing 12-6 in the league. The committee admitted that for bracketing purposes, the Ducks had to slide to a 12 instead of an 11, but that is still a pretty low seed. Oregon doesn’t have any single dominant scorer, instead they receive most of their scoring from six different players. Forwards E.J. Singler and Carlos Emory lead the team in scoring, but the Ducks best overall player is arguably forward Arsalan Kazemi who nearly averaged a double double in scoring and rebounding. The Ducks are a strong rebounding and defensive team, which could give the Cowboys trouble and their [...]
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