San Diego State
The Aztecs have the bad luck of being in Alabama’s bracket, but they are a quality program that has broken through after years of first-weekend losses. Having played Arizona, Arkansas and Saint Mary’s this season, they’ve seen some size and athleticism.
As has been the case for more than a decade, San Diego State is an elite defensive team. They guard, rebound and play with enough physicality to keep teams from easily running their sets. Their past six opponents have averaged just 54.3 points.