The difficulty in filling out an NCAA tournament bracket is trying to figure out which teams among all the very good teams are heading into the tournament hot.
Hot is a relative term, of course, in that all of the teams to some degree are hot. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be in the tournament.
Further complicating matters this year is the fact that so many teams in the tournament have several losses on their resumes.
Just because a team has double-digit losses does not mean that it got into the tournament only by virtue of winning a postseason conference tournament.
Here are 10 teams that have a little extra bounce in their step and appear to be heading into the Big Dance ready to put on a show.
In the spirit of parity that appears to be pervasive in college hoops, I have attempted to spread the wealth around and I have not selected multiple teams from just one conference.