Here's the Davidson portion:
Davidson went undefeated in the Southern Conference last year but was upset in the conference tournament -- which actually created the opportunity to play three road games in the NIT. Combine that with ambitious scheduling, and McKillop likes his team's seasoning.
"We have seven seniors who have played in the Dean Dome, the Carrier Dome, Cameron Indoor Stadium," he said. "We've been through some of the prime real estate areas of college basketball."
On paper, there are fewer mismatches and walkovers than ever this NCAA Tournament. The teen seeds got game and they're coming en masse, making it more likely they will outperform their historical brethren. The opportunities for a March revolution have rarely, if ever, been this good.
But paper doesn't play.
And as McKillop said, "The top of the bracket's pretty darned good, too."