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NCAA tournament preview: South Region

NCAA tournament preview: South Region

A preview of the NCAA tournament's South Regional. FRIDAY :: CHARLOTTE 1 Duke (29-4, at-large) vs. 16 Play-in winner (see matchup below) The Blue Devils fell to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament but still remain close to home as a top seed. Jahlil Okafor, the best freshman in the nation, averages 17.7 points and nine rebounds. 8 San Diego State (26-8, at-large) vs. 9 St. John’s (21-11, Big East) The Aztecs play some of the toughest defense around. They need to, averaging only 61.8 points. St. John’s big man Chris Obekpa has been suspended two weeks for violating team rules. THURSDAY :: PORTLAND 5 Utah (24-8, at-large) vs. 12 Stephen F. Austin (29-4,...