Monday, March 18, 2013
Top 10 NCAA tournament storylines
By ESPN.com staff
The NCAA tournament men's selection committee consistently says it doesn't try to create matchups and storylines.
It may not try to do that, but once again it has put together plenty for us to digest. Here are Andy Katz's top 10 early storylines for the NCAA tournament:
1. Kansas versus North Carolina? The most intriguing game may occur in the third round if Kansas and North Carolina were to meet in a 1-8 matchup in Kansas City. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was a long-time coach of Kansas and famously wore a massive Jayhawk sticker when he watched Kansas play Memphis in the 2008 national title game in San Antonio. Kansas would have to get by Western Kentucky in the second round, while the Tar Heels are hardly a lock to get past No. 9 Villanova. But if it were to occur, then the Midwest would have the most talked-about coaching matchup in the third round since Bill Self replaced Williams, not to mention two of the most tradition-rich programs.