For all those people who played the NCAA Tournament brackets and found themselves out of the running, more than likely you can thanks one of these two teams for the upset. The Flyers really showed us all they were capable of doing when they walked on the hardwood floor and dominated the Syracuse Orange, one of the top teams in college basketball. The Cardinals on the other hand are coming into this game having upset Kansas as they never gave up their lead from the opening tip off.
The Flyers in my opinion have done a little more because of the teams they beat, opening the tournament they topped Ohio State and Syracuse, although many would argue that the Orange were on the fall closing out the season with a few losses, they were still a powerhouse favored by double digits. Dayton has shown us all just how good of a shooting team they are, not matter the defense they have been placed against and even in their losses they have really shoot the ball well. They rank 60 th with a .466 field goal percentage.
Stanford beat up on Kansas and possibly the top draft pick for this season´s upcoming NBA Draft, what impressed me the most was their all-around defense, it was so much that they played hard or even well but the fact that they went after every play, looking for that ball. This Cardinals team really pushed the envelope when it comes to being aggressive around the boards, boxing out their opponents has really helped them this season to steal some games even if their shooting is off.
Pick: I like the Cardinals and there defense but in the end I think that the Flyer´s range will prove too much for Stanford top contain and Dayton will take this game and move on to the elite 8.