Making it to the 2014 Sweet 16 is an accomplishment to be proud of, but just because a team has played well enough to get this far doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a weak spot that can be exploited. Even the best of college basketball’s remaining contenders have flaws that are just waiting to cost them a shot at the national title.
Top-seeded Virginia, for example, looked every bit the ACC champion in slaughtering Memphis on Sunday. However, the Cavaliers’ feast-or-famine outside shooting leaves them more liable to a severe upset than any of the remaining No. 1 teams.
Herein, a closer look at what happens to UVA when its shots aren’t falling, along with the most dangerous vulnerability each other remaining 2014 Sweet 16 squad must overcome if it’s going to cut down the nets in Arlington.