Busting Brackets

Ranking the best backcourts in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament

These eight backcourt duos could carry their team through the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

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No. 7: Florida

Speaking of guards that can fill it up, the No. 7 seeded Florida Gators have a couple of those. That gives them a shot to make a run in the South.

Walter Clayton Jr. is a junior from Lake Wales, Florida who averages an impressive 17.3 points per game. What's more, he bettered that scoring average by over a point per game in the Gators' run to the SEC Tournament Championship Game.

This season, Clayton Jr. had 14 games with 20 or more points including 28 against Pitt and 27 against Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In fact, in three games against the Tide this year, he averaged 24 PPG. The Iona transfer is a volume shooter who takes on average 12.9 shots per game so look for him to pull the trigger early and often.

Zyon Pullin is also in his first year with the Gators after transferring from UC-Riverside. The move to the SEC hasn't been too tough for him, though, as he's put up 15.6 points and 4.9 assists per game.

Pullin enters the tournament with a string of eight consecutive games in double figures in points. He's also had big games this year against Kentucky (23 and 21 points), Auburn (19 points), Alabama (19 points twice), and Texas A&M (18 points).

Look for Florida to lean heavily on this backcourt tandem. If the Gators are to make a run in the Big Dance, Clayton Jr. and Pullin will likely be what revs their engine.