The high stakes and high competition level of the Sweet 16 mean that one or two possessions can make the difference between moving on and going home. In that environment, it’s more important than ever for a team to have a go-to offensive play that it can count on for the points that could save its March Madness hopes.
As the NBA game exerts more and more influence on college hoops, the pick-and-roll has become a staple for a number of top teams. That’s especially true in a Sweet 16 packed with superstar point guards such as Michigan’s Trey Burke, who runs the play as well as many pro floor generals.
Herein, a look at Burke’s success story and the rest of the offensive keystones for the 16 teams still fighting for the 2013 national title.