Patriots, Aggies primed for tourney run
John Gasaway breaks down four mid-majors ready to take March by storm
It meant navigating our way through coaching suspensions, reports on infractions and even a male cheerleader drawing a technical foul, but March is finally here. In just 14 days, the NCAA tournament will tip off and college basketball will have the full and undivided attention of all your office mates.
Today, I want to give you a leg up on your colleagues. Just because a team doesn't get a lot of attention or coverage doesn't mean it isn't dangerous. And while picking dark horses more than a week before Selection Sunday is hazardous (injuries can happen, pairings can be cruel, etc.), that's exactly what I'm going to do. I'll assume you already know about obscure nationally ranked teams like Brigham Young and San Diego State, perennial Sweet 16 entrant Xavier and even a somewhat well-known program out of Spokane, Wash. But who else is out there?
Here are four mid-majors I strongly suggest you keep your eye on:
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John Gasaway has written for Basketball Prospectus since its inception in 2007. His college hoops commentary appears weekly on ESPN Insider. John's writing has also appeared at SportsIllustrated.com, as well as in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Playboy.