Before fans and NBA scouts start thinking about how Perry Jones III might be able to match up with Anthony Davis in an Elite Eight game, the Bears still have a formidable Sweet 16 opponent in Xavier to get through first.â†µ
The Musketeers have flown under the national radar ever since their brawl with Cincinnati while their wins over Notre Dame and Lehigh in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament have occurred on truTV.
However, Xavier is one of the most complete teams in the country: they have two guys who can run the point, score from the perimeter and defend in Tu Holloway and Mark Lyons, one of the most athletic 6'5+ wings in the country in Dezmine Wells, two versatile 6'8+ forwards in Andre Walker and Jeff Robinson as well as a legit 7'0 center in Kenny Frease.â†µ
They have the personnel to defend Baylor and the offensive skill to destroy Scott Drew's feeble 1-3-1 zone. Chris Mack's team is on a whole other level from South Dakota State and Colorado, and lest we forget, they also have some "grown men" as well:â†µ