Every year there's a team that glues every hoophead to the screen to savor every second of intense, college basketball magic. Whether it's VCU's Havoc, Butler's Toughness, or Florida Gulf Coast's Dunk City, there's always a Cinderella story. Meet this year's top candidates.
Entry #1: The Shooting Squad
The Eastern Washington Eagles do one thing really, really, really well; they score. The third highest scoring team in the country relies on the country’s leading scorer Tyler Harvey to hit his three’s, center Venky Jois to attack off the drive, and shooters lined up all along the perimeter ready to fire. In a basketball world that’s continually trending towards shooting and spacing, the Eagles do it better than just about everybody else.
The Harvard Crimson aren’t big, at all. But they are quick and they have one of the most under-appreciated offensive weapons in the country in Wesley Saunders. He leads the Crimson in scoring and is second in close to every other category. Harvard will go as far as Saunders will take them but undersized center Steve Moundou-Missi clutch shots don’t hurt either…
Entry #4: The Magic Coach
The Valparaiso Crusaders are coached by school legend Bryce Drew. Is there anything more to say!? He did this -