The West Region, home to the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats, a former Cinderella team in the Gonzaga Bulldogs, and a Creighton Bluejays squad featuring perhaps the nation’s best player in Doug McDermott. Then you have Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers lurking as well as a wild-card in the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
By the looks of it, the West is Arizona’s bracket to lose but it’s March and crazy things happen. The selection committee made it clear that it thinks the Wildcats are the second-best team in college basketball based on the draw they have in front of them.
Let’s take a look in a West Region preview.