NCAA Tournament: Bracket breakdown — South Regional

by Michael Baldwin Published: March 17, 2013

4 Michigan vs. 13 South Dakota State: The young, talented Wolverines can play with anyone but make too many mistakes. G Nate Wolters (22.7 ppg) and the Jackrabbits could post an upset.

3 Florida vs. 14 Northwestern St.: The Gators own one of the nation's top scoring margins. Northwestern State is making its first appearance since 2006 first-round miracle against Iowa.

6 UCLA vs. 11 Minnesota: The Bruins still have G Shabazz Muhammad (17.8 ppg) but face a challenging first-round game against Big Ten battled tested Gophers.

7 San Diego St. vs. 10 Oklahoma: A good draw for the Sooners but Aztecs 6-foot-5 junior G Jamaal Franklin not only averages 16.7 ppg he's also among the nation's top rebounders (9.5).

2 Georgetown vs. 15 Florida Gulf Coast: Sophomore F Otto Porter Jr. (16.3 ppg) and the Hoyas will be heavy favorites but the Eagles beat eventual No. 2 seed Miami early in the season.

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by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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