Teams To Watch In The 2015 NCAA Tournament

March Madness has finally returned, with the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament set to tip off on Thursday. Onion Sports previews the 10 teams to watch in this year’s Big Dance.

  • Kentucky: As the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, the Wildcats are well positioned to make a big splash in this year’s NCAA investigation
  • Ohio State: All eyes will be on must-watch NBA prospect D’Angelo Russell as, in a macabre dance, he plays out the string on his fleeting final moments before being drafted by the Knicks
  • Southern Methodist University: This year’s Mustangs have been praised by coach Larry Brown as one of the teams that has least made him want to give up coaching basketball forever
  • Providence: Scrappy players still maintain a chip on their shoulder after being overlooked by the big-time Rhode Island basketball programs
  • Villanova: History dictates that at least one 1 seed will beat a 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament
  • Virginia Commonwealth University: VCU is 12-3 against the spread in its last 15 tournament games, which is exactly the type of statistic that makes March Madness such a nonstop thrill ride
  • Oklahoma: OU players will be hoping to heal a campus grappling with racial intolerance by winning multiple basketball games in a row
  • Hampton: Following their dominant win over Manhattan College, the Pirates are in prime position to enjoy all of the shopping, sightseeing, and fine dining that Louisville has to offer
  • Wyoming: The Cowboys could show the whole country that you don’t need to pay a coach millions of dollars a season to be decimated by the University of Northern Iowa in the first round
  • Notre Dame: This year’s ACC Tournament winners will give their school a great chance to finally hang a national championship banner from their cathedral’s rafters
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