Sweet 16 previews to come later this week.

All raw efficiency data is from the sublime kenpom.com. I used the ratings through last Sunday's games to make the comparisons. (For my second round reviews, I'll update the ratings through the end of the first round, and so on.)

Top overall performances

1.FloridaNorfolk State49.0Easily the most balanced team of the first weekend.
2.SyracuseKansas State43.8
3.KentuckyIowa State42.2
4.North CarolinaCreighton36.3

Top offensive performances

1.KentuckyIowa State37.0More evidence for Gasaway's theorem. In fact, Kentucky's defense was rather pedestrian this weekend.
3.FloridaNorfolk State26.6
4.SyracuseKansas State25.9
5.Ohio StateGonzaga24.1

Top defensive performances (lower scores are better)

1.MarquetteMurray State-33.2You could safely call this game a defensive struggle.
2.Murray StateMarquette-26.4
4.CincinnatiFlorida State-22.6
5.FloridaNorfolk State-22.5