NCAA Tournament

Capsules for Sunday’s NCAA Tournament games

SOUTH REGIONAL At Atlanta • No. 1 seed Kentucky (35-2) vs. No. 3 Baylor (30-7),

1:20 p.m., CBS

Does the Bears’ magical sports year continue with a trip to the men’s Final Four? A Heisman Trophy winning QB in Robert Griffin III, an undefeated women’s basketball team, and now a 30-victory men’s team. But beating Kentucky is a tall order for Perry Jones III, Pierre Jackson and Quincy Acy. Kentucky ran away from Indiana on Friday. The Wildcats get production from everybody — their transition game can produce points in a hurry. There will be amazing athletes all over the floor, with Kentucky’s Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Terrence Jones projected as lottery picks, along with Baylor’s Jones. Can the Bears spring Brady Heslip open for threes? If so, Baylor could keep this one close.

Prediction

: Kentucky 82-70

MIDWEST REGIONAL At St. Louis

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No. 1 North Carolina (32-5) vs. No. 2 Kansas (30-6),

4:05 p.m., CBS

The Jayhawks have lived dangerously, shooting a collective 22.2 percent on three-pointers in the tournament, and 38.6 overall. But look at the defense. Opponents have been held to 32.8 percent shooting. Tyshawn Taylor’s scoring has taken a beating in the postseason. If point guard Kendall Marshall plays for North Carolina he’ll be at less than 100 percent with his fractured wrist. But North Carolina can do damage in many other ways. Center Tyler Zeller corralled 22 rebounds in the Sweet 16 victory over Ohio University. Give the Jayhawks’ defense the call over the Tar Heels’ offense by the narrowest margin.

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