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Atlanta Region Overview View Bracket
Yahoo Sports breaks down each region of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

View Region: Atlanta | Oakland | Washington, D.C. | Minneapolis
 NCAA Tournament Region Overview: Atlanta
Seed Team (Record entering first round; Conference) Highlight Video
 1. Duke Duke Blue Devils (30-3; ACC) Highlights
Overview: Coming off a seventh ACC title in eight years, Duke is likely at the top of most lists as the tournament favorite. And if first-team All-Americans J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams are playing like they can, Coack K could win win his first championship since the 2001 season.
Y! Sports Prediction: Region Champion and National Runner-Up
 2. Texas Texas Longhorns (27-6; Big 12) Highlights
Overview: With a share of the Big 12 regular-season title, Texas looks to do better in the tournament than last year's one-and-done run. Leading scorer P.J. Tucker is joined in coach Rick Barnes' lineup by LaMarcus Aldridge, who has struggled of late, and Daniel Gibson.
Y! Sports Prediction: Elite Eight
 3. Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes (25-8; Big Ten) Highlights
Overview: With four seniors and five juniors in the rotation, the Hawkeyes enter the tournament riding a five-game winning streak that includes a victory over Ohio State for the Big Ten championship. Greg Brunner is the team's leading scorer at 14.1 points per game.
Y! Sports Prediction: Second round
 4. LSU LSU Tigers (23-8; SEC) Highlights
Overview: Despite being made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, the Tigers' front line can hang with any in the country. A seven-game win streak was snapped by Florida in the SEC tourney, but in Glen Davis and Darrel Mitchell, coach John Brady has two players capable of taking over a game.
Y! Sports Prediction: Second round
 5. Syracuse Syracuse Orange (23-11; Big East) Highlights
Overview: What a ride for the Orange in the Big East tourney. Led by tournament MVP Gerry McNamara's inspired play, Syracuse won four straight to take the crown and snare a No. 5 seed despite having lost nine of its final 13 regular-season games. McNamara, part of Syracuse's national championship team in 2003, gets another shot at a ring.
Y! Sports Prediction: Sweet 16
 6. W.Va. West Virginia Mountaineers (20-10; Big East) Highlights
Overview: Coach John Beilein's Mountaineers return to the tournament with almost all of last year's Elite Eight team still intact. Five seniors, led by Kevin Pittsnogle, pave the way for a deep squad that has the potential to beat any team it faces.
Y! Sports Prediction: Sweet 16
 7. Cal California Golden Bears (20-10; Pac-10) Highlights
Overview: As Leon Powe goes, so do the Bears. Cal's leading scorer anchors an offense that has struggled with consistency all season. Ben Braun's squad might find some momentum from a strong run in the Pac-10 tournament, but for a school that hasn't won a conference title of any kind since 1960, the NCAAs could prove daunting.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 8. G. Washington George Washington Colonials (26-2; Atlantic 10) Highlights
Overview: Despite leading the A-10 in scoring and shooting percentage during a perfect regular-season run, the Colonials face questions heading into the tournament. Chief among them is the health of first-team All-Conference freshman Pops Mensah-Bonsu's knee. But with four other players averaging double-figures, coach Karl Hobbs' squad might be up to the test.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 9. N.C. Wilmington UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (25-7; Colonial Athletic) Highlights
Overview: With only two losses in their last 15 games, the CAA champion Seahawks are on a roll as they head into the tournament. Strong defense and consistent play all season garnered a share of the conference title. Junior T.J. Carter is the team's leading scorer.
Y! Sports Prediction: Second round
 10. N.C. State North Carolina State Wolfpack (21-9; ACC) Highlights
Overview: Four straight losses haven't done the Wolfpack any favors as they head to their fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance. Then again, neither has the rash of injuries suffered by Herb Sendek's squad. Leading scorer Cameron Bennerman has been bothered by a nagging hamstring, while senior Ilian Evtimov is nursing a sore foot.
Y! Sports Prediction: Second round
 11. S. Illinois Southern Illinois Salukis (22-10; Missouri Valley) Highlights
Overview: Defense was the key for the Salukis this season. A four-game win streak culminating in the Missouri Valley conference title led to their fifth straight berth in the NCAA tournament. One of the MVC's four representatives, the Salukis are led by junior Jamaal Tatum's 15.1-point average.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 12. Texas A&M Texas A&M Aggies (21-8; Big 12) Highlights
Overview: The Aggies made up for a weak non-conference schedule and a number of mid-season losses by winning their final seven regular-season games on their way to third place in the Big 12. With not much firepower in his rotation, coach Billy Gillispie relies on Acie Law and Joseph Jones to do the heavy lifting.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 13. Iona Iona Gaels (23-7; Metro Atlantic Athletic) Highlights
Overview: With a roster comprised mostly of upperclassmen, the Gaels have the kind of experience that can make a difference in the tournament. Senior Steve Burtt leads a fast-paced offense, while Ricky Soliver and Kiril Wachsmann also throw up double-digits. Depth, marksmanship and hustle helped this team wrap up the MAAC tournament title – beating opponents by an average of 20 points per game.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 14. Northwestern St. Northwestern State Demons (25-7; Southland) Highlights
Overview: With only one conference loss all season, the Demons wrapped up the Southland championship by beating Sam Houston in the tourney final. Leading scorer Clifton Lee (14.2) gets help from fellow seniors Jermaine Wallace (9.8) and Tyronn Mitchell (8.1).
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 15. Penn Pennsylvania Quakers (20-8; Ivy League) Highlights
Overview: The first team to earn a spot in this year's tournament, the Quakers rode the Ivy League championship to an automatic berth. Not very big or very deep, Penn will need more-than-stellar games from leading scorers Ibrahim Jaaber and Mark Zoller to make any sort of run.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round
 16. Southern Southern Jaguars (19-12; Southwestern Athletic)
Overview: The Jaguars owned the SWAC this season, finishing first and walking away with the conference title. Their reward: a first-round game against Duke. The offense runs through Chris Alexander, with Peter Cipriano adding muscle inside.
Y! Sports Prediction: First round

Atlanta Region Videos:

Fan Predictions - Atlanta
Percentage of Yahoo Sports Tournament Pick'em players who are picking each team to advance out of this region.
Team (Seed) %
1 Duke (1) 70.5
2 Texas (2) 16.6
3 Syracuse (5) 3.7
4 Iowa (3) 3.1
5 LSU (4) 2.4
Other team 3.7
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