Seton Hall ha il dominatore dei tabelloni Angel Delgado e una difesa non facile da superare. Al Torneo servirà il salto di qualità di Desi Rodriguez.
South Carolina Gamecocks #7
The Gamecocks are still a top team in the SEC. Their defense is great but their offense relies on the talent of Sindarius Thornwell and PJ Dozier.
Florida Gators #4
A tough defensive team playing hard against anyone. The Gators will be limited by injuries, preventing them from going on a real run.
Xavier Musketeers #11
Xavier had a tough second half of the season, riddle by injuries, losses and shooting inefficiency. Their tournament will be over soon.
Maryland Terrapins #6
Maryland had a great first half of the season, but is now falling apart and the Ncaa tournament is just behind the corner.
Michigan State Spartans #9
Down three seniors, 4 freshmen carrying the weight and an injury riddled season for the Spartans. But there is a danger in underestimating Izzo.
UCLA Bruins #3
The Lonzo Ball Effect turned UCLA into the best offense in Division I with realistic title aspirations and saved Steve Alford’s bench.
Purdue Boilermakers #4
Caleb Swanigan is the double-double king and the Boilermakers have the size and talent to be a tough opponent for anyone.
Dayton Flyers #7
An up and down season for one of the best teams in the A-10. The Flyers, led by Charles Cooke, will look for the upset in the first round.
Princeton Tigers #12
Princeton had a rough start of the season before dominating the Ivy League to overcome Harvard and Yale for a spot in the Ncaa tournament.
Northwestern Wildcats #8
One of the most interesting teams in the Big Ten, with a deep roster and good size overall, reached the Ncaa tournament for the first time in history.
Creighton BlueJays #6
The BlueJays were rolling until Maurice Watson injury crushed their hopes. But in the Big East tournament they looked like they were back on track.
Minnesota Golden Gophers #5
Pitino Jr proved he can get away from his father’s shadow. Minnesota had a great season and reached the tournament to be a player.
Oregon Ducks #3
Oregon has the best roster in the university history and is a serious candidate for the Final Four. Will the Ducks make it?
Nevada Wolf Pack #12
Young, fast, they know what it takes to win big games and are efficient from beyond the arc. Nevada could be the 2017 Ncaa tournament Cinderella.
North Carolina Central Eagles #16
North Carolina Central, led by Patrick Cole, dominated the MEAC. Getting a ticket to the Big Dance is more than what they could have asked for.
New Mexico State Aggies #13
The Aggies could not get an invitation last year, but new head coach Paul Weir led them to the tournament. Will they be able to win a game?
Arizona Wildcats #2
The win in the Pac 12 conference made them a title contender, but inexperience could derail their ambitions in the tournament.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish #5
Bonzie Colson has been playing the best basketball of his life and Notre Dame was trouble for everyone in the ACC, top teams included.
West Virginia Mountaineers #4
No team wants to play the Mountaineers’ full court press, as usual.But someone will have to deal with their nightmarish defense.