On this occasion, the Sweet 16 will be very interesting for players, fans and gamblers alike. This year will be memorable, and this is because the teams are giving their best effort to win every game. They are looking for how to beat to their opponents and they will not give up. Usually by this part of the event the players, and the teams in general, have acquired much experience and this is the key to succeed.
In every tournament there are Cinderella teams that people love, and this time is not an exception.
These are the 16 teams that forming the sweet 16.
Talking about experience, there are some important things that could be interesting for you:
The coach of the Xavier Team this year is Chris Mack, and has introduced into the group powerful players like Senior Jason Love, who has been in NCAA Tournaments three times, sophomore Jordan Crawfor, Junior Jamel McLean and sophomore Terrelle Holloway. This group of players has seen the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight before.
The team is without his scorer junior Kalin Lucas this year, but in his place will be senior Raymar Morgan. Junior Durrell Summers is in the team too, with an interesting average of 10.7 points per game, and so is Coach Tom Izzo, with an incredible experience of 15 consecutive tournaments since 1995.
Even if The Jayhawk ousters do not have so much experience on the NCAA Tournament, they have in hand three leadership seniors in the starting lineup, including Ali Farokhmanesh, Jordan Eglseder and Adam Koch. They also have junior Kwadzo Ahelegbe and sophomore Johnny Moran.
The team has guys who know a lot of the NCAA Tournament, like senior Chris Kramer together with juniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore. These are great players and made many contributions to the team.
Seniors Wayne Chism, J.P. Prince and Bobby Maze are three of the top scorers on Tennessee's team. They have Coach Bruce Pearl too, who since 2005, has been participating in the Sweet 16.
Duke has an impressive offensive, with juniors Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith and Senior Jon Scheyer. The Coach of the team, "Coach Krzyzewski", is keeping Duke from the top spot due to their struggles in the last two seasons; he has as much tournament experience as any coach in the field.
Here's is a team with many veterans; it has senior Da'Sean Butler, Senior Wellington Smith, junior Joe Mazzulla, Daryl "Truck" Bryant, Bob Huggins and others like 2 of the best West Virginia's playmakers, Kevin Jones and Devin Ebanks. Actually, the team has a big part of the players experienced in the NCAA Tournaments.
The team is equipped with nine seniors this year (who in fact live together), including four starters and two who are their first players off the bench. This year is the last chance for them in the NCAA Tournament. So, talking about experience, they have a lot of it.