A chaotic and bracket-torching first weekend has, rather surprisingly, left us with a formidable (though statistically normal) group of heavyweights in the Sweet 16. If you like strength-on-strength collisions, I dare say games like Indiana vs. North Carolina, Iowa State vs. Virginia or Maryland vs. Kansas should have you covered. In the meantime, here is a numerical appetizer to whet your appetite for those showdowns, identifying the statistical trend that stands out for each Sweet 16 team after the NCAA tournament's first weekend.
9hMatt Bowen and Tristan H. Cockcroft
7hKyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach
2dDan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler
21hAriel Helwani, Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim