South Region Quick Takeaways

Yahoo Sports College Basketball reporter Krysten Peek takes you through the South Region of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and gives you her instant reaction to seeing the matchups for the first time.

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Video Transcript

KRYSTEN PEEK: The brackets are set. I'm Krysten Peek here to give you a quick bracket breakdown. Let's take a look at the South Region where Baylor got the number one spot for the first time in school history. The Bears have a deadly backcourt led by upperclassmen Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell and they shouldn't start to see any problems until the Sweet 16 or Elite 8.

The big upset here in the first round has to be number 12 Winthrop over number five Villanova. The Wildcats are down their senior leader Collin Gillespie with an MCL tear who was on the National championship team as a freshman, and their second leading scorer on the team Justin Moore is battling a severe ankle sprain. So this is a battered Villanova team heading into the tournament with plenty of backcourt woes. And Winthrop has beat its last three opponents by an average of 26 points and is led by 6'7" senior guard Chandler Vaudrin.

I'm going to make a sleeper pick and choose number three Arkansas to come out of this region. This is a deep Razorback team led by freshman sharpshooter Moses Moody. And Coach Musselman plays a nine-man rotation giving them some breathing room with games having a quick turnaround.

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