SI breaks down each team in the NCAA tournament, from No. 1 overall seed Kansas to No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast.

By The SI Staff
March 15, 2016

Everybody has a preferred method for picking winners in the NCAA tournament. Do you favor teams with great guards or dominant big men? Teams with championship coaches or ones entering the tournament on a hot streak? And, most importantly, teams with animals for mascots or people? We can't help you with the latter, but for everything else, for the third straight year we present our team-by-team guide to the NCAA tournament. Each breakdown includes stats, analysis and video to help you fill out your bracket.

To read team-specific previews, click on each team's name. To watch a video breakdown of each squad, click the play button.

MORE: Which coaches are the best at building elite offenses?

South Region

East Region


No. 1
Kansas
(30-4)

vs.


No. 16
Austin Peay
(18-17)

No. 1
North Carolina
(28-6)

vs.


No. 16
FGCU
(20-13)

No. 8
Colorado
(22-11)

vs.


No. 9
UConn
(24-10)

No. 8
USC
(21-12)

vs.


No. 9
Providence
(23-10)

No. 5
Maryland
(25-8)

vs.


No. 12
S. Dakota St.
(26-7)

No. 5
Indiana
(25-7)

vs.


No. 12
Chattanooga
(29-5)

No. 4
California
(23-10)

vs.


No. 13
Hawai'i
(27-5)

No. 4
Kentucky
(26-8)

vs.


No. 13
Stony Brook
(26-6)

No. 6
Arizona
(25-8)

vs.


No. 11
Wichita St.
(24-8)

No. 6
Notre Dame
(21-11)

vs.


No. 11
Michigan
(22-12)

No. 3
Miami (Fla.)
(25-7)

vs.


No. 14
Buffalo
(20-14)

No. 3
West Virginia
(26-8)

vs.


No. 14
Stephen F. Austin
(27-5)

No. 7
Iowa
(21-10)

vs.


No. 15
Temple
(21-11)

No. 7
Wisconsin
(20-12)

vs.


No. 10
Pittsburgh
(21-11)

No. 2
Villanova
(29-5)

vs.


No. 15
UNC Asheville
(22-11)

No. 2
Xavier
(27-5)

vs.


No. 15
Weber State
(26-8)

West Region

Midwest Region


No. 1
Oregon
(28-6)

vs.


No. 16
Holy Cross
(14-19)

No. 1
Virginia
(26-7)

vs.


No. 16
Hampton
(21-10)

No. 8
St. Joseph's
(27-7)

vs.


No. 9
Cincinnati
(22-10)

No. 8
Texas Tech
(19-12)

vs.


No. 9
Butler
(21-10)

No. 5
Baylor
(22-11)

vs.


No. 12
Yale
(22-6)

No. 5
Purdue
(26-8)

vs.


No. 12
Little Rock
(29-4)

No. 4
Duke
(23-10)

vs.


No. 13
UNC
Wilmington

(25-7)

No. 4
Iowa State
(21-11)

vs.


No. 13
Iona
(22-10)

No. 6
Texas
(20-12)

vs.


No. 11
Northern
Iowa

(22-12)

No. 6
Seton Hall
(25-8)

vs.


No. 11
Gonzaga
(26-7)

No. 3
Texas A&M
(26-8)

vs.


No. 14
Green Bay
(23-12)

No. 3
Utah
(26-8)

vs.


No. 14
Fresno State
(25-9)

No. 7
Oregon State
(19-12)

vs.


No. 10
VCU
(24-10)

No. 7
Dayton
(25-7)

vs.


No. 10
Syracuse
(19-13)

No. 2
Oklahoma
(25-7)

vs.


No. 15
Cal State Bakersfield
(24-8)

No. 2
Michigan State
(29-5)

vs.


No. 15
Middle Tennessee
(24-9)

You May Like