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Get Ready for 2024 March Madness: Inside Look at Each Team in the Midwest Region

Breaking Down the Teams in the Midwest Region of the 2024 Men’s NCAA Tournament

As the teams for the 2024 men’s NCAA tournament have been finalized, let’s take a closer look at each team in the Midwest region as we gear up for March Madness.

1. Purdue (+600 to Win National Title)

  • Record: 29-4, at-large

Purdue is on a mission to follow in Virginia’s footsteps after a disappointing early exit in last year’s tournament. With star center Zach Edey leading the charge, averaging an impressive 24 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game, the Boilermakers are a formidable force to reckon with. Alongside Edey, guard Braden Smith’s playmaking skills and Purdue’s sharpshooting from beyond the arc make them a team to watch out for in March. Will this be the year they finally put it all together?

2. Tennessee (+1500)

  • Record: 24-8, at-large

Transfer standout Dalton Knecht has been a revelation for Tennessee this season, averaging over 20 points per game and establishing himself as the go-to player for the Vols. Head coach Rick Barnes is looking to lead his team on a deep tournament run, aiming to surpass their recent Sweet 16 appearances. With Knecht leading the charge, Tennessee is poised for a strong showing in March.

Dalton Knecht is averaging over 20 points a game this season as Tennessee looks to have a deep March Madness run this season. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

3. Creighton (+3000)

  • Record: 23-9, at-large

Creighton’s trio of scorers, led by Baylor Scheierman, Trey Alexander, and Ryan Kalkbrenner, make them a potent offensive threat. Shooting at a high percentage both inside the arc and from the field, the Blue Jays have the firepower to compete with the best. Additionally, their disciplined defense, ranking first in the country for fewest fouls committed, could give them an edge in crucial moments.

4. Kansas (+4000)

  • Record: 22-10, at-large

Despite facing challenges, Kansas remains a formidable contender in the Midwest region. With a storied basketball program and a history of success in the tournament, the Jayhawks are determined to make a statement this year. Led by their talented roster and experienced coaching staff, Kansas is ready to battle it out on the road to March Madness.

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