The South region is all about defense. The top three seeds in this region boast some of the best defensive stats in the country. As a result, a cursory glance feels as though this region sets up nicely for the top overall seed, the Virginia Cavaliers. The region arguably boasts the worst No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the bracket in the form of Cincinnati and Tennessee, respectively. The Bearcats are a poor manís version of the Hoos; a defensive-minded squad with average offensive performance. The Vols are also defensively-inclined. No. 5 seed Kentucky is surging and defends the three-point line extremely well, but has been inconsistent overall this season on offense, particularly in terms of shooting. And the No. 6 seed Miami Hurricanes have struggled to score the ball in the half court all season long. Even this regionís Cinderella, No. 11 seed Loyola-Chicago, is fifth in the nation in points allowed per game, though the Ramblers also are near the top of the country in field goal p
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