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Top Dogs of March Madness: A Look at the Best Teams This Season

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Aside from the NBA, basketball has a lot of offerings this season. One of those offerings is March Madness. March Madness is where the best collegiate teams in the country show their skills and claim the championship. This annual tradition, however, is more than just a tournament. With so many eyes watching, the whole NCAA championship games are the ultimate proving grounds for players who want to make it to the NBA.

 

Before they take the leap to the pros, they have to perform and win big. In March Madness, there’s no certainty as upsets can happen, which can tilt off predictions. With that said, let’s take a look at the best teams this season.

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Hands down the best collegiate team in the country, the Gonzaga Bulldogs are rolling into March Madness with their heads up high. Although they were recently upset by Saint Mary’s, the Bulldogs are looking at a 24-3 record, which is more than enough for the number 1 seed. The Zags will be matched up against Texas Southern or New Orleans if things go smoothly. 

 

Coached by the legendary Mark Few, Gonzaga is gifted with many talents. They have Chet Holmgren, a 7’0 ft center who can provide an offensive spark with his inside scoring. He’s also a big defensive anchor, averaging 3.4 blocks per contest. Scouts currently have Holmgren as the no.1 pick in this year’s upcoming NBA draft.

 

With Holmgren is Drew Timme, a heavy and physical forward who can also bang down the paint. Timme averages 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds per game, and shoots at an efficient 58.3% from the field. If you want to get a dub from your March Madness betting games, then go for the Zags to win it all.

Arizona Wildcats

Reigning over the Pac-12 division with 27 wins and only 3 losses, the Wildcats are solid contenders for this year’s championship. Since being upset by the Colorado Buffaloes, the Arizona Wildcats have rebounded and won two straight games against USC and Stanford. Predictions say that the Wildcats will open their March Madness against Long Beach State.

 

For 22 seasons as an assistant coach, Tommy Lloyd will be coaching the Wildcats. He’ll have a lot of tools to bring in the W for Arizona. Benedict Mathurin, one of the best guards at the collegiate level, will be the one doing the heavy lifting for the Wildcats. He averages 17.4 points per game and shoots a high FG percentage for a guard at 47.1%.

 

Backing him up will be Christian Koloko, a defensive-minded center who doesn’t mind getting his fair share of buckets down low. Averaging 3 blocks and close to 12 points per game, Koloko is one of the most reliable centers in the league. Look for this dynamic duo and the rest of the Arizona Wildcats to come up big this season.

Auburn Tigers

After a hard-fought overtime 81-68 victory against Mississippi State, the Auburn Tigers are 24-6 and the no.1 team in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers currently have beaten one of the toughest teams in the league. Against Kentucky, the Tigers won 80-71. A match with Alabama on the road also had Auburn on top, 100-81. 

 

The head coach of the Auburn Tigers is Bruce Pearl. With an offensive up-tempo style of play, the players fit into his system perfectly. The Tigers have Jabari Smith, a 6’10 ft forward with one of the silkiest shooting in college hoops. Smith is averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. He’s a deadeye from the arc, shooting at a blistering 44.2%. 

 

Wendell Green Jr. will be the court general, averaging 12.1 points, 1.4 steals, and 5.0 assists per game. Although he’s shooting a measly 36.1% from the field, he makes it up with superb passing and defense. The Auburn Tigers have one of the most evenly spread out lineups and are looking to dance their way to the Final Four.

Kansas Jayhawks

The Kansas Jayhawks are 24-6 in the Big 12 this year. After bouncing back from a loss to Baylor and underdog TCU, the Jayhawks are back in the winning column by avenging that loss. In their most recent meeting, the Jayhawks beat out TCU 72-68. Led by coach Bill Self, the Kansas Jayhawks are on poise to win it all this year.

 

In scoring, Ochai Agbaji is soaring for the Jayhawks as he’s averaging 20.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. He’s also shooting 48.7% from the field and leads the team in shooting threes at 42.2%. Behind Agbaji is fellow guard Christian Braun averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds per game. With a solid backcourt and key players such as Dajuan Harris and Jalen Wilson, the Kansas Jayhawks are looking pretty good this season.

Conclusion

March Madness is on its way, and teams are scrambling for positions. For the top dogs, however, it’s only a matter of time before their final rankings are announced. Even though they’re at the top of the rankings, it doesn’t guarantee an easy way towards the finals.

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