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. 5: James Madison

Every year, it seems like a No. 12 seed knocks off a No. 5 seed. This year, James Madison will be a trendy pick to take down Wisconsin in that matchup in the South Region. That's because the Dukes have a fantastic backcourt of their own.

Terrence Edwards Jr. is the head of the snake for JMU. Averaging 17.4 PPG, he is who the Dukes lean on to lead their offensive attack.

The 6-foot-6 Atlanta, Georgia native turned heads in the season's first game by putting up 25 points to help his team knock off a ranked Michigan State team in East Lansing, Michigan. Since then, he's had nine more games of 20 or more points.

More of a slasher than an outside shooter, look for Edwards to see plenty of attention from Hepburn in the first round. However, he isn't the only JUM guard that can do damage.

Noah Freidel is a super-senior guard who averages 12.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He leads his team with 77 made 3s on the season and he shoots 37.9% from downtown.

The matchup between JMU and Wisconsin will be fascinating to watch, and many will have Wisconsin on upset alert. In this game, the backcourt that controls the game the best will likely be the one that leads the way to the second round for their team.