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Reason to Believe: This is the best team Davidson has had since Stephen Curry took the small school to the Elite Eight in 2008, when it lost to Kansas. Essentially the same roster knocked off the Jayhawks last year in Kansas City.
Bob McKillop does not have an NBA guard on his team, but he does have one of the most efficient offenses in the country. The Wildcats have scored better than a point per possession in every game since a Jan. 2 loss against Duke.
How do they do it? Execution, most of which takes place in the half court.
Marquette played a really fast pace last season, but has slowed this year with 290-pound Davante Gardner becoming a big part of the offense.
The Wildcats have no issue playing a patient game, as they routinely run through their offense until a good shot becomes available.
Gardner will be tough to handle inside, but he will want no part of either of Davidson's big men on the other end.
Leading scorer Jake Cohen can stretch the floor and knocks down 38.7 percent of his threes. De'Mon Brooks does not shoot outside often, but he can put the ball on the floor and is quick for an inside player.
And if the game is close, Davidson is the best free-throw shooting team in the country at 80.1 percent.
Reason to be Skeptical: Buzz Williams does not have great talent, but his team is great at taking care of business against lesser teams. That's why the Golden Eagles won a share of the Big East title.