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. 6: Wisconsin

The nation got a good look at what Wisconsin's guards can do during the Badgers' run to the Big Ten Tournament final. Therefore, many might be looking at this No. 5 seed as a team that could make some noise.

AJ Storr is a dynamic scorer who averages 16.7 PPG. What's more, he's playing some of his best basketball in March. This month, he's putting up 19.9 points per contest including a 30-point outburst against Northwestern in the Big Ten quarterfinals.

The sophomore transfer from St. John's is just a 32.7% shooter from beyond the arc after hitting at over 40% last year. However, he is a scorer who uses his 6-foot-7 frame to create mismatches and make plays.

Chucky Hepburn is his backcourt mate. Though he averages only 8.9 PPG, he is invaluable to the Badgers.

A player with the clutch gene, he is who Wisconsin often turns to when the game is on the line as was the case in the Big Ten semifinal win over Purdue when Hepburn sent the game to overtime with a last-second layup. often

Hepburn is also a defensive stopper. He averages 2.1 steals per game and often is tasked with checking the opposition's top guard.

This is not a traditional Wisconsin team in that it doesn't play a plodding style of basketball anymore. Rather, the Badgers can push the issue and that's because of this terrific backcourt duo.