Big stat differences
It gets pretty difficult to pick those 7-10 and 8-9 games, because they usually feature teams that are pretty equal to each other in terms of, well, everything. So its important to try and look for big statistical differences. This year, it may seem like a tough choice between eighth-seeded Michigan and ninth-seeded Tennessee (left) in the first round of the West. But compare the Volunteers' rebound margin (plus-4.2) to the Wolverines' (minus-1.8). When the numbers are close across the board, its stats like these that jump out and help guide you through what are, for the most part, tough choices.