A team that could suprise people in the upcoming NCAA tourney is the Wisconsin Badgers. Their chief weapon is defense. Defense and free throws. Their two chief weapons are defense, free throws, and lack of turnovers. Their 3 chief weapons are defense, free throw advantage, and depth.
Defense- The badgers lead the big ten in opponents field goal percentage. Opponents make just 38.2% of their shots. They lead the nation in opponents PPG.
Free Throws- Bo Ryan, the badgers coach, prides himself on getting his guys to the line, and not fouling much. They make more FTs than their opponents attempt. They shoot 70 % from the line. Although it is boring (watching the games, "and now for somthing completly different- a free throw!) it is sucessful.
Depth- They have 3 guys at over 10 points per game (Butch, Hughes, Landry). They have another at 9.6 (Michael Flowers). They have a bunch of guys that get rebounds, including Brian Butch, Joe Krabbenhoft, and Greg Steimsma (hes a "naughty boy", 3 DUI arrests, but good).
All in all, I see the Badgers making a run during the big dance.