The entire college basketball season has been crazy, and we can only hope for more of the same in this year’s NCAA tournament — especially since the conference tournaments didn’t disappoint.
Now that the fight to clinch a spot in the big dance is over, it’s time to get to know each of them before filling out brackets.
Quick Facts About All 68 NCAA Tournament Teams
California-Davis Aggies – Despite owning a 22-12 record, the Aggies enter the tournament as the worst team in the field of 68 with a -3.34 nERD rating. Their offense is one of the worst in the country — they rank 225th or worse in points scored per game (70.5) and offensive rating (98.5).
Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers – Averaging just 68.2 points per game, the Mountaineers own the worst offense in the tournament. They rank 290th — out of 351 — in points per game and 256th in offensive rating.
New Orleans Privateers – Committing 16.8 turnovers per game, the Privateers are by far the most careless squad with the basketball of all 68 tournament teams. In fact, their 23.9% turnover rate was the third-worst out of all 351 teams in Division I this season.
North Carolina Central Eagles – MEAC Player of the Year Patrick Cole dominated the offense with a top-20 usage rate in the nation (32.7%). The team, however, is really at their best on the defensive end. They rank in the top 25 in points allowed (63.5 per game) and defensive efficiency (93.7 defensive rating).
South Dakota State Jackrabbits – Of all the players in the NCAA Tournament, South Dakota State sophomore forward Mike Daum averages the most points (25.3 per game). He also posted the highest-scoring game of the season in all of Division I with 51 points back February 18.
Texas Southern Tigers – Led by former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Mike Davis, the Tigers are tournament tested, making their third appearance in the last four seasons. They also aren’t afraid to face anyone — they played the third hardest non-conference schedule per kenpom.com.
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