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.||Florida||Norfolk State||49.0||Easily the most balanced team of the first weekend.|
Top offensive performances
|1.||Kentucky||Iowa State||37.0||More evidence for Gasaway's theorem. In fact, Kentucky's defense was rather pedestrian this weekend.|
Top defensive performances (lower scores are better)
|1.||Marquette||Murray State||-33.2||You could safely call this game a defensive struggle.|