2014 NCAA Tournament Preview: No. 10 Stanford vs. No. 11 Dayton

By Trevor Lowry
Stanford basketball
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The upsets just keep on coming. Kansas was the latest powerhouse to go down in the 2014 NCAA tournament. The Stanford Cardinal were able to pull off the victory and will be playing against fellow Cinderella Dayton in the Sweet 16.

The Cardinal limited Andrew Wiggins to just four points. Wiggins is arguably the most talented player in the country and was averaging 17.4 points per game.

The Flyers have now pulled off two major upsets in a row. It was Ohio State first and then Syracuse. This team could beat anyone in college hoops right now.

What to Watch For

Leading scorer Chasson Randle was held to just 13 points against the Jayhawks. He is averaging 18.9 points per game and had 23 in the first matchup of the tourney against New Mexico.

Since these two double-digit seeds will be going head-to-head in the Sweet 16, there will be a double-digit seed in the Elite Eight no matter what. This tournament has been filled with Cinderellas so far and a few of the top teams in college basketball have already been eliminated.


It’s tough predicting double-digit seed matchups. These teams are double-digit seeds for a reason. They aren’t the most talented teams in the nation, but they were still good enough to make the Big Dance. However, Dayton impressed early on in the season. The Flyers did knock off No. 11 Gonzaga right away and only lost to No. 18 Baylor by one point. Dayton and Stanford are clearly entering the Sweet 16 hot and it should be a good game no matter what.

Dayton 68 Stanford 62

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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