Blueprint to Beat the Top Seeds in 2013 NCAA Tournament

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Blueprint to Beat the Top Seeds in 2013 NCAA Tournament
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The teams on the top two lines in the NCAA tournament this season have lost to (skip to the next paragraph if you have a weak stomach) Florida Gulf Coast, a Larry Bird-less Indiana State, TCU and South Florida. 

Louisville and Kansas were the top two No. 1 seeds, and both lost three straight games. 

This year was...odd. 

The reason everyone at the top was so generous with the No. 1 ranking was that they all have flaws. 

So, let's go ahead and unmask those vulnerabilities that could send any of the top seeds home before the Final Four and identify two teams in each region that could get it done. 

 

All advanced stats used in this piece, unless otherwise noted, come from KenPom.com.

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