March Madness 2024: Midwest Region Preview

Mar 18, 2024

Purdue boasts an impressive record and a strong supporting cast around National Player of the Year contender Zach Edey.

No. 1 Purdue

Grambling State makes history as they dance for the first time, led by their fantastic finish to the season.

No. 16 Grambling State

Montana State's balanced lineup and star guard Robert Ford III make them a dangerous opponent in the tournament.

No. 16 Montana State

Utah State's Coach Danny Sprinkle leads a team that overcame roster changes to capture a conference title.

No. 8 Utah State

TCU shows flashes of greatness with wins over top teams, but their inconsistency makes them a challenging team to predict.

No. 9 TCU

Gonzaga continues their impressive tournament streak with a strong forward tandem and a coach with a Sweet 16 record.

No. 5 Gonzaga

Controversial coach Will Wade leads McNeese to their first tournament appearance in years, showcasing his coaching prowess.

No. 12 McNeese

Kansas remains a Final Four contender if their key players can stay healthy for the tournament.

No. 4 Kansas

Samford's high-scoring offense led by junior forward Achor Achor makes them a team to watch in the tournament.

No. 13 Samford

South Carolina's coach Lamont Paris orchestrates a stunning turnaround, earning the team its first tournament bid in years.

No. 6 South Carolina

Oregon shocks the Pac-12 with a surprising tournament bid, driven by their senior center and talented transfer guard.

No. 11 Oregon

Creighton proves their strength with key victories over top teams and the talent of Baylor Scheierman on their side.

No. 3 Creighton

Akron's talented senior forward, Enrique Freeman, leads the team to their second tournament appearance in three years.

No. 14 Akron

Texas relies on the skills of Max Abmas, a standout player who aims to replicate his Sweet 16 success from last year.

No. 7 Texas

Colorado State's efficient offense and experienced guard Isaiah Stevens make them a strong contender in the tournament.

No. 10 Colorado State

Virginia's defensive prowess makes them a formidable team, even though they had a tough time securing a tournament spot.

No. 10 Virginia

Tennessee looks to bounce back from a disappointing conference tournament and rely on SEC Player of the Year Dalton Knecht.

No. 2 Tennessee

Saint Peter's returns to the tournament with a gritty team that knows how to win close games.

No. 15 Saint Peter’s