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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. 1: Kentucky

The best backcourt in the South Region belongs to No. 3 seed Kentucky. That's what could drive a wildly talented Wildcat team deep into the tournament.

Antonio Reeves is Kentucky's best player averaging 20.0 points per game. The fifth-year senior is a former transfer from Illinois State and he is the piston that drives Kentucky's engine.

The 3-pointer is a weapon for Reeves. Shooting 44.1% from deep, he has made 79 shots from beyond the arc this year.

His backcourt mate, Rob Dillingham puts up a nice 15.4 points per game but doesn't get quite the publicity that Reeves does. Just a freshman, he's coming into his own as the season progresses.

Since the start of February, he's had five games of over 20 points. That includes a 35-point outburst against Tennessee and 27 points against Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament.

Kentucky hasn't been to the Sweet 16 since 2019 but with this backcourt duo, they will be favored to do that this year. What's more, if these two guards max out their potential, the Wildcats could make a run all the way to the Final Four.