March Madness 2023: Arkansas, Iowa State among top conference tournament sleepers before NCAA Tournament
The annual March Madness basketball tournament is always unpredictable, as the top seeds don’t always make it to the Final Four or win the whole tournament. And that’s why it’s so difficult to predict who will take home the trophy.
However, in the leadup to the NCAA tournament, there are always a few sleeper teams that could make a run in their respective conference tournaments, and potentially carry that momentum into March Madness.
This year, Arkansas and Iowa State are two teams to watch out for in their conference tournaments.
Arkansas has had a strong season, with an overall record of 23-6 as of mid-March. They have a solid team led by sophomore guard Moses Moody, who has been averaging 17.0 points per game. They also have a strong inside presence with Justin Smith, who averages 12.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game.
The Razorbacks have had some impressive wins this season, including victories against LSU, Alabama, and Missouri. If they continue playing at a high level, they could easily make a run in the SEC tournament and carry that momentum into March Madness.
Iowa State, on the other hand, has had a rough season, with a record of 2-21 as of mid-March. However, as the old saying goes, “anything can happen in March.”
The Cyclones have shown flashes of potential this season, including close losses to Texas Tech and Oklahoma. They also have a talented duo in guard Rasir Bolton and forward Solomon Young, who have been averaging 15.3 and 11.1 points per game, respectively.
If Iowa State can get hot at the right time and upset a few teams in the Big 12 tournament, they could surprise everyone and make a run in March Madness.
Of course, these are just two of the numerous sleeper teams to watch out for in conference tournaments. March Madness is always full of surprises, and that’s what makes it so exciting.
So, as we gear up for the NCAA tournament, keep an eye on these teams and others who could potentially make a run and shock the world. After all, in March Madness, it’s anyone’s game.