South Regional capsules
No. 1 Kansas
Nickname: Jayhawks. Location: Lawrence.
Record: 29-5, 14-4. Bid: Big 12 champ.
Last appearance: 2012, lost to Kentucky in NCAA title game.
Coach: Bill Self, 33-13 in 14 appearances.
Overview: With a formidable lineup of four seniors — including Big 12 defensive player of the year Jeff Withey — and freshman standout Ben McLemore, the Jayhawks stayed in the coaches’ poll top 10 for virtually the entire season. Kansas is 10-1 since a three-game skid, including a loss at lowly TCU.
Best wins: Ohio State, Kansas State, Saint Louis.
Notable alumni: Wilt Chamberlain, arena namesake Phog Allen, NFL hall of famer Gale Sayers.
Starters: G Elijah Johnson, 6-4, Sr. (10.2 ppg, 4.8 apg); G Ben McLemore, 6-5, Fr. (16.7 ppg, 43.4 3FG%, 86.3 FT%); G Travis Releford, 6-6, Sr. (11.9 ppg,, 57.9 FG% ); F Kevin Young, 6-8, Sr. (6.7 rpg); C Jeff Withey, 7-0, Sr. (13.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 58.2 FG%, 4.0 bpg).
No. 2 Georgetown
Nickname: Hoyas. Location: Washington, D.C.
Record: 25-6, 14-4. Bid: Big East at-large.
Last appearance: 2012, lost to North Carolina State in third round.
Coach: John Thompson III, 8-8 in eight appearances.
Overview: Otto Porter, a strong national player of the year candidate, is one of the few who can single-handedly dominate offensively. He had 33 of the Hoyas’ 57 points in a win at Syracuse. GU allowed 56.1 points a game in the regular season, 10th in the nation, and 37.7% shooting from the field, seventh-lowest.
Best wins: Louisville, Marquette, Syracuse.
Notable alumni: Former president Bill Clinton, actor Bradley Cooper, ex-NBA star Allen Iverson.
Starters: G Markel Starks, 6-2, Jr. (12.4 ppg); G Jabril Trawick, 6-5, So. (5.6 ppg); F Otto Porter, 6-8, So. (16.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg); F Nate Lubick, 6-8, Jr. (7.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg); F Mikael Hopkins, 6-9, So. (5.8 ppg).
No. 3 Florida
Nickname: Gators. Location: Gainesville.
Record: 26-7, 14-4. Bid: Southeastern at-large.
Last appearance: 2012, lost to Louisville in Elite Eight.
Coach: Billy Donovan, 28-10 in 12 appearances.
Overview: Florida features a suffocating defense, allowing a league-low 53.2 ppg in the regular season and leading the SEC in nearly every defensive category. Headed by an experienced backcourt trio of Mike Rosario, Scottie Wilbekin and Kenny Boynton, the Gators boasted … [For more on South Regional capsules, click here.]