After the first round of the NCAA tournament, we decided to cross the field that entered the second round. Maybe you loved the seed of your team. You may have hated him. (The Purdue and LSU adherents, we know you hated him.) In both cases, we are back again. Here's our replanting of sweet 16:
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1. Duke of the Blue Devils (Originally: No. 1; Reseed: No. 1)
My God. The Blue Devils needed miraculous shots from Sion Williamson and RJ Barrett in the final seconds of winning a UCF inspired team in the second round to move to Sweet 16. After the match, Mike Krzyzewski said his team was "lucky." This is a sensible sentence after Obri Dawkins missed the winner of the game. Of course, Williamson had 32 points and a shot in the last few seconds, and Barrett had the opportunity to get back. But that's not the story right now. This is: UCF, 9-seed, made a team of Duke, which is linked to 40% of its 3-point attempts, vulnerable. The same question, however, remains. Can any of the teams in America beat Duke when Williamson plays as he does against knights? For the past five months the answer has been "no"
2. Gonzaga suffered complaints about his status first after he scored 47 points in a loss as rival of St Mary in the West Coast. Party Tournament Headline Game. However, Gonzaga's best offense in America proved to be a victory over Duke (10-for-19 of the 3 points against Blue Devils) in the Maui Invitational and seven WCC victories with 30 points or more. The same powerful unit has reached Sweet 16 after it has recorded 170 points in 135 holdings in the victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and Baylor. Brandon Clarke (36 points, five blocks against Baylor) is the most dominant player on the team who has lost one game in the last 100 days
3. The greatest seasons of Roy Williams' stay in North Carolina have been attached to strong, strict, tougher security guards. In 2005, he has Raymond Felton. Four years later he won the title with Tai Lawson, a 5-meter star. In 2017, Joel Berry struggled with multiple injuries to help UNC take its third national championship under Williams. Now, after two rounds of the NCAA tournament, it's fair to ask whether Coby White, who has scored 17 points and six rebounds on Sunday to win over Washington, will be the next player to play that role for the Chapel Hill title. Besides, if Nasser Little actually finds his niche in Williams, he scored 39 points combined in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament – this squad may be heading for the fourth Williams ring.
4. Virginia Cavaliers
Now, when Virginia progressed to Sweet 16 and put UMBC last year's loss, Cavs must be seen as a serious contender to win the national championship . Two times lost to Florida State and Duke (Blue Devils made 63% of their 3 points in the second match). And they are more talented than a year ago when they did not have De Hunter in this loss for UMBC. Proof? Kyle Guy missed 13 of 15 strikes in Virginia for Sunday's victory over Oklahoma, which has top 25 defense. But the Cavaliers still managed to win the 63-51 victory, with Mamadi Diakite (14 points) climbing for his team. Virginia has offensive opportunities that have been missing in recent years. That's what makes this Virginia team different.
Duke's victory over the UCF was two minutes back and forth. That's how the blue devils advanced.
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5. Texas Tech Red Raiders Around 48 hours before losing to Texas Tech on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA tournament, Buffalo released 91 points to Arizona State. Bulls were widely recognized as one of the best crimes in America after finishing the top 25 in adjusted efficiency and an average of 84.9 PPG this season. They have made 56% of their rainbow pictures in the MAC game. They had scored 82 points or more in six consecutive exits. And then they met Texas Tech, America's most effective defense of ESPN Analytics. The Red Reiders held Buffalo to 58 points. Chris Bird's team can guard everyone, and Jarrett Culver is the top-10 who continues to strengthen his squad. This is a recipe for going to Minneapolis.
6. The Spartaks in the Michigan State (Origin: 2; Reseed: 2)
Cassie Winston has carried Michigan throughout the turbulent season. He plays unaccompanied Joshua Langford (foot) for three months. And Nick Ward has averaged just under 13 minutes of a match since returning from the absence of five matches for a broken hand. Winston is still a Michigan teammate who has betrayed more than 65 points three times after three losses in February. Winston followed his 26-point effort in a 76-65 win over Bradley in the first round with 13 points, nine assists and two thefts in a 70-50 win over Minnesota, which lost Jordan Murphy to a wound at the start of the match. The Spartans continue to drive one of the most talented players on the pitch with a top 10 defense
7. Wolverines reached their last year's national title after having held their first five opponents in the NCAA Tournament on average 58.6 PPG and relying on defense, which finished the season, ranked third in KenPom. The team of this season is better than measuring ownership. Montana, the most effective offense of Big Sky, and Florida, an SEC attack average midfielder, combined an average of 52 points per match in the first and second round wins, respectively, in Michigan. They are only 12-for-38 from a 3-point line as a team, but Jordan Pool, Iggy Braddeikis and Charles Matthews have helped them generate the crime they need to win. Michigan is currently a dangerous squad.
8. Calvin Sampson's team has risen since the start of the season, cutting Oregon, LSU and Utah, before winning an American athletic sport with four offers . Conference with two games. They are known for their defense after AAC's opponents made only 43.8% of their strike in the rainbow. But Houston just surpassed Georgia State and Ohio State with 45 points combined in two games. Cougars have lost three games throughout the year. Cory Davis Jr. has an average of 23.5 PPG (38% of the 3-point line) in the NCAA. Houston can get to Minneapolis.
9. The magic continued for the team of Bruce Pearl, who defeated Kansas, 89-75, in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Entering the post-season, Auburn's forecast was simple: if the tigers could make a turn and then turn these options into 3-point, they would probably have won several NCAA games. Well, that's the formula they reached at Sweet 16. In a tighter than expected victory at one point over New Mexico in the first round and Saturday's win over Kansas in the second round, Auburn imposed a combined 32 turnovers and connected to 25 of their . 61 3 Directory. Tigers have won 10 consecutive. They seem dangerous
10. Pursue Boilermakers
Boilermakers played a grinding game in the first round against the Old Dominion team, who played top-50 defense this season. Overall, Purdue's team, which produced only 56 points in a loss for Maryland in February, scored 48 points in win over Indiana and suffered a pair of Minnesota losses in a 10-day stretch later in the year as though missing the same, earlier this season the boilers were shown. But the record-breaking Sabbath performance in their 87-61 victory was both fascinating and impressive. Carson Edwards (42 points) creates a new record with nine 3 points. Purdue's 26-point advantage over Villanova was the worst loss in the history of NCAA tournaments. After recording non-essential 0.94 points for possession of the Old Dominion, Purdue exploded with 1.38 PPP and 53% clip from the 3-point line
11. The continuing absence of PJ Washington for injury is a genuine concern for a Kentucky squad who defeated Wofford only at 62-56 in the second round.
t The game was close, although Terrier star Fletcher Magee missed all 12 of his 3-point attempts. Tyler Herro finished 2-for-11. The clip of the 3 to 13 team from the 3-point did not help. However, Wildcats, who received 14 points and 11 rebounds from Reid Travis, won without their best player, and after Hero relaxed, he played excellent. Woford entered the game, ranking second in the 3-point shootout, but recorded less than 30 percent of Kentucky. Wildcats will advance, but we are not sure whether Washington will play in the next round. This is why Wildcats are so low. Wildcats, without Washington, still own a talented fleet, but they are not the same impressive team.
12. 19650014] Leonard Hamilton's team did not look great (42% of the 2 points) in a victory over Vermont, making 16 out of 32 users in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Against Murray State and rising star Ja Morant, FSU made a statement. The same Murray team, who had eliminated Marquette in a 19-point victory on Thursday, made only 30.2% of their strike in the Saturday's second round defeat against ACC's best internal defense. Ja Morant made his first five attempts with 3 points, but missed 12 out of 15 2 points, the worst in his career. With Terance Mann (18.5 PPG) and Mfiondu Kabengele (21.5 PPG) featuring both games and defense with unrivaled length, FSU can be a handful, again, for Gonzaga in Sweet 16.
13. Tony Benford's ride continued in LSU after Tremont Waters defeated Maryland's beautiful driving at the final moments of her NCAA tournament tournament in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Tigers are still proud of one of the most talented groups in the country. Waters and Nas Reed are two of the six former ESPN 100 players for the Tigers who have advanced at Sweet 16 without coach Will Wade, who was suspended when it was linked to game payout reports a few weeks ago. But LSU is also outperformed in the second half of this NCAA tournament with 18 points combined in a victory over Yale and Maryland. They had a 15-point lead against Maryland before Terps had rushed back. But this group boasts size and athleticism to compete with anyone.
14. Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee prowled lead with 25 points in a possible 83-77 victory over Iowa in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday. If the hockey players won this match, it would be the record for the biggest return to the NCAA tournament history. Vols are a strong team proven by victories over Kentucky, Gonzaga and Louisville. But Iowa's return has increased the last defensive defeat for Vols, whose opponents have pushed 106 points to 100 holdings – an increase of seven points from the Tennessee mark in the SEC game – in the last 12 games (8-4). But Grant Williams, the wood prize winner who finished Sunday's 19-point victory, seven rebounds, five assists, four thefts and three blocks, is a player who can help them win close games.
15. Virginia Tech Hokies
Justin Robinson is a valuable assistant from the bench (9 points on the Friday 66-52 victory) over St. Luis, 13 points in Sunday's 67-58 win over Liberty) after returning from leg injury, which cost him 12 games. Virginia Tech, the top-10 team with 3 points, is still powerful beyond the rainbow (42% of the 3 points in two games). The Hokies also held St. Louis and Liberty under 60 points. But they were respectively 13 and 12 seeds. After seven minutes of play, Sunday's game was three points. The road to Elite Eight now has to go through the Duke, the team that Hokies wins last month with Zion Williamson removed from knee injury.
16. Oregon Ducks Oregon is the only seed above the 5th line to reach Sweet 16, so let's forget who Oregon is for the first four months of the season and focus on the present. The victory on February 28 over Arizona launched the 10th winner for Dana Altman's team. Their 73-54 victory over UC Irvine in the second round that followed the first round over Wisconsin was an explosive attempt for a team that started cold after the break but finished 38-17. Peyton Pritchard and Louis King have transformed this group over the last few weeks. The ducks will face Virginia at Sweet 16. Here is the truth: these ducks can beat Virginia at Sweet 16.