Bracket Breakdown: West Regional

By: David Kay

For some reason, Syracuse just dropped below Duke and earned the fourth #1 seed in the tournament pitting the West Regional against the Midwest Regional in the Final Four.  Jim Boeheim has said injured center Arinze Onuaku is NOT expected to play during the first rounds which makes the ‘Cuse more vulnerable.  If they survive and Onuaku is back for the second weekend, the Orange are definitely the team to beat.  Other than that, there is really nothing surprising about this bracket as most of the seeds went to teams deserving of that spot (except maybe Florida’s 10-seed which was certainly a bit eye-raising when it was announced.)
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