The caveat of the 3-pointer
You want to be wary of teams that rely on too much of their offense from the 3-point shot. Yeah, a team may shoot the lights out on most nights. But what about those mid-majors who cruised through the year on seven or eight 3-pointers a game, which accounted for a third of their offensive production? What happens if they face a team that shuts down the perimeter. Pretty soon, that 3-point production goes out the window, along with their tournament hopes. Belmont (13th seed in the Southeast), was second in the country in 3s per game (9.4). Yet they are facing one of the worst 3-point defenses in the country in Wisconsin, a fourth seed that allowed opponents to shoot 37.9 percent from downtown (317th in the country). Other tournament teams that reaped off the 3-ball include Louisville (Kyle Kuric pictured) and Washington (both 8.9 per game), BYU (8.4), and Duke (8.2).