Cinderella candidates for 2012-13
October, 30, 2012
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN Insider
Steve Dykes-US PresswireDavidson forward De'Mon Brooks and the Wildcats are potential Giant Killers with lots of talent.Your eyes aren't deceiving you. It's only October and college basketball hasn't even started. Regardless, we're already writing about potential NCAA tournament Giant Killers.
Over the years, we've learned plenty of lessons about how a Giant Killer is built. For example, a team that plays a high-risk, high-reward style -- which maximizes its possessions through areas such as 3-point shooting, turnovers and offensive rebounds -- tends to have a better chance of pulling off a March shocker. It figures, then, that teams that had a high Giant Killer rating last season should again put themselves in position to knock off the big boys this season, assuming they feature the same scheme and similar personnel.