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2010 Bracket Series: South Region- 2nd Round

The South Region of the 2010 NCAA Tournament featured probably the only matchups where the seedings are in some kind of order. Only two double digit seeds moved on in St. Mary’s & ODU. The top-seed in this region, the Duke Blue Devils, had no problem with Arkansas Pine-Bluff, and should not have a problem with California in the 2nd round. The dark horse of the tournament coming in, the Siena Saints, disappointed and were eliminated in the first round. The most disappointing team in the region that’s still alive is the Villanova Wildcats. More on that in their matchup preview.

(1) Duke vs. (8) California- If Louisville was in this matchup, I would put this as an upset alert, but with Cal winning the game, it made Duke’s road to the Sweet 16 so much easier. Blue Devils advance with ease.

(4) Purdue vs. (5) Texas A&M- Purdue had no problem with Siena, but Texas A&M is a different animal. If Robbie Hummel was playing, the pick would be easier to do with Purdue, but he’s such an x-factor to the Boilermakers’ game that one has to go with Texas A&M.

(3) Baylor vs. (11) Old Dominion- Old Dominion wasn’t even supposed to be here, but they are. But they are going against a very focused Baylor team. Lacedarius Dunn & Tweety Carter are playing some great ball, and Baylor should have no problems w/ ODU in this one.

(2) Villanova vs. (10) St. Mary’s- Villanova played horribly and did not deserve that win over Robert Morris, but they found a way to win nonetheless. One thing is for certain, if they play that way against a even better St. Mary’s team, this game is over. The Gaels will not be a tall order for Jay Wright’s bunch, so whatever issues on AND off the court they have, they need to fix it and fix it immediately.

The final region in the Bracket Series will be done in the West Region.

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2010 Bracket Series: South Region- 1st Round

The TSX Bracket Series for 2010 continues on with the South Region, Duke is the top seed in this region, but are they really the favorite to come out of this one? Stay tuned and find out, but let’s concentrate on these first round matchups.

(1) Duke vs. (16) Arkansas-Pine Bluff- UAPB’s lack of size is going to be their downfall. Plus they’re playing Duke… Easy win for the Blue Devils.

(8) California vs. (9) Louisville- Cal made the tournament… Louisville will dispatch them easily and as quietly as California made the tournament, they will exit.

(5) Texas A&M vs. (12) Utah State- UPSET ALERT! It will be the battle of the Aggies, and although Texas A&M is the favorite, do not be surprised or sleep on the Aggies from Logan, UT. They have the capability to get into the second round, and make some kind of noise. This is a #5 vs. #12 matchup to watch.

(4) Purdue vs. (13) Siena- UPSET ALERT! Many people have Siena as a dark horse, and this team is very experienced and tourney tested. They are actually the favorite against Purdue ever since Robbie Hummel went down with a torn ACL. Since Hummel’s scary in injury in Minneapolis, the Boilermakers have not been the same. Siena can make the Sweet 16, even possibly the Elite Eight. Only time will tell.

(6) Notre Dame vs. (11) Old Dominion- No upset alert here, the Irish are playing well at the right time, and Luke Harangody is back and the Irish should be the clear cut winners in this game. If the Monarchs win, it will be a surprise.

(3) Baylor vs. (14) Sam Houston State- The Bears have the potential to go on an Elite Eight run themselves, and make noise in the tournament. They should have no trouble with the Southland Conference Champion.

(7) Richmond vs. (10) St. Mary’s- UPSET ALERT!- This is only an upset alert based on seeding. The Gaels are riding high after knocking off the giant Gonzaga, and they look like the better team over the struggling Spiders into this game.

(2) Villanova vs. (15) Robert Morris- Nova has what it takes to make the Final Four. If Robert Morris does beat them in the first round, it would be a colossal upset. Nova in the next round.

Videos of the Week

New feature from TSX, some of the best videos of the week will be put on display. Here were the three best. If something was left out, leave a comment, tweet it at thesportsxpress or leave a comment on the Facebook fan page here:

courtesy: AP

Elizabeth Lambert… Credit has to be given to you despite the fact you displayed very poor sportsmanship. If The Mtn. was not televising this game, she would’ve ACTUALLY got away with all of this. The way she did it was very sneaky, and underhanded, but she did get an indefinite suspension, and maybe anger management should be thrown in there.

Jahvid Best… I hope you have a speedy recovery because that was an ugly play, looking at this play over and over, Cameron Collins of Oregon State did NOT have to throw him the way he did. Fortunately that was a concussion, because it could have been so much worse than that.

This dunk by Dwyane Wade on Anderson Varejao is hands down the dunk of the year, and what makes it even better was the block by Jermaine O’Neal on LeBron James that set it up. Poor Varejao, he will have to go through that dunk on posters and highlights for many years to come. Did you see Wade step over Varejao after the dunk. Clearly we know who’s house it is. The Cavaliers won the game, but still, it’s Wade’s house.

Hope this will be a good feature to do every Friday. Keep an eye out and send feedback.