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Biggest weaknesses for top seeds

3/19/2014
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Teams seeded on the 1- and 2-lines in the 2014 NCAA tournament earned those spots for a reason. Each program had top-notch records against both conference and nonconference foes, and got the job done on both ends of the floor. All eight have the potential to win a national title.

But that doesn’t mean they are unbeatable, and none are without flaws. What is the biggest Achilles' heel for each heading into the tournament, and which teams could exploit those flaws? Let’s take a look.


No. 1 seeds


Florida Gators

Biggest weaknesses: Limited perimeter threats, post depth

Potential mismatch: UCLA Bruins (33.1 points per game in the paint)

The Gators have limited volume 3-point shooters. Scottie Wilbekin has emerged as a confident shooter and Dorian Finney-Smith is a capable shooter, but I wouldn’t call them volume 3-point shooters. The team’s lone threat is Michael Frazier II, who hits 45.5 percent of his long-distance attempts.