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March Madness Preview: South Region

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The first round of March Madness begins Thursday, and there are lots of questions eager sports fans need answers to as they fell out their brackets.

Look no further, because The Daily Caller has everything you need to know about March Madness.

Here is a preview of the South region.

Best team: The Kansas Jayhawks are loaded with future NBA talent, have a great coach in Bill Self, and are 21-3 against Top 100 RPI teams. Kansas has rolled through its season en route to another Big 12 championship. It’ll be disappointing if the Jayhawks don’t blow out Austin Peay in the first game within the first 10 minutes. Kansas has a great road to the Final Four with the potential match-ups in the South region. (RELATED: March Madness Preview: West Region)

Potential spoiler: Fifth-seed Maryland played the vast majority of the season looking like its would end up as a top seed, but late-season struggles saw the Terrapins drop off. However, Maryland is as dangerous team as you can find in the tournament. There are potentially five NBA players on Maryland’s team, and Melo Trimble and Diamond Stone are almost certainly locks for the lottery in the 2016 draft. A Kansas-Maryland match-up in the Sweet 16 would be great.

Best mid-major: Hawaii drew the 14 seed and will face California in the first round. If there’s a chance for an upset from a small school in the South region, it’s certainly this game. Hawaii has beaten seven teams in the RPI 100, which is better than fellow tournament teams Michigan, Butler and Providence. If Hawaii can stick to the game plan and get hot from downtown, then the Rainbow Warriors are extremely capable of winning some games.

Best player: The South region, like all regions, is absolutely loaded with talent and future NBA players. Maryland point guard Melo Trimble is an electric player capable of taking over at any time. The Terrapins hopes live and die with Trimble, and he’s also the most talented player in the South region.

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