David's last stand? Not yet.
There are two Giant Killers lurking in the Sweet 16, and it wouldn't shock us to see either one pull off another upset. Of course, at this point in what has been an incredibly topsy-turvy NCAA tournament, it probably wouldn't shock anyone to see anything. But our model detects specific reasons why these deepest of dogs aren't just rapidly emerging as fan favorites, but as teams capable of living to fight another day. Here are our previews of upcoming GK action.
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Giant Killers is Insider's annual metrics-based forecast of NCAA tournament upsets. A Giant Killer is a team that beats a tourney opponent seeded at least five spots higher. For a full explanation of our model, click here.
Peter Keating is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, where he has covered investigative and financial stories since 1999. His work on concussions in football has earned awards from the Deadline Club, the New York Press Club and the Center for the Study of Sport in Society. He joined the Giant Killers team in 2008.
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Jordan Brenner is a contributing writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Insider. He has covered pro and college basketball for the last decade and launched the Giant Killers project in 2006.
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