Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

South Region: Five Questions

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

South Region: Five Questions

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1. Can Villanova bounce back? The Wildcats' loss to Seton Hall in the Big East tournament final likely cost them a chance to play in the East, where the Sweet 16 will be held in Philadelphia. Plus, 'Nova has made a recent habit of exiting on the first weekend.

2. How good is Kansas? The Jayhawks also have underperformed in March in recent years, but have one of their most balanced and veteran teams under longtime coach Bill Self. Kansas is seeking its first trip to the Final Four since 2012.

3. Can Hawaii make some noise? The Rainbow Warriors are coached by Tenafly native Eran Ganot, and despite their lack of tournament experience, have a veteran backcourt. Upperclassmen guards can make a difference in March.

4. Can Wichita State make a run? The Shockers' merits for an at- large berth were discussed ad nauseam for a week, but the committee gave them the thumbs-up. …

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