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The other 4/13 game to watch will be former Cinderella, Davidson.
This is a dangerous team with five players who average double-digit points. Each of them has had a 20-point game this season and can be leaned on to lead the team if needed. If one gets shut down in a game, the rest can easily pick up the slack. Davidson is the 12th-ranked offense in the nation and 19th in rebounding.
The Wildcats beat Kansas earlier this year and were up on Duke in the second half of their game. This is not a team that will be intimidated. Its defense is better than it looks.
The Wildcats had 15 double-digit wins in their conference, meaning their bench players were getting a lot of time late in games and many meaningless late baskets were scored.
They will play Louisville from the Big East Conference. The Big East has gained a reputation over the past several seasons for sending many teams to the tourney, only to be bounced very early.
Louisville was the surprise winner of the Big East tournament. The Cards are a very good rebounding team but do not really excel at much else. Louisville is on the watch list to be another Big East early exit.
This would set up a round of 32 game against fellow Cinderella Long Beach State. Davidson makes another Sweet 16 run.
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