2023 March Madness: 8 Most Underrated Teams in the Nation

Now that March Madness is about to begin, it's time to make sure you set the perfect bracket. College basketball expert Jason Radowitz is here to break down the eight most underrated teams in the nation.
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2023 March Madness: 8 Most Underrated Teams in the Nation

If you're in a massive NCAA bracket pool, you will want to stand out. Many teams aren't getting enough love. These are the teams that will win you your bracket. Listen closely.

Here are the eight most underrated teams in the nation.

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Top 8 Most Underrated Teams in the Nation

1. UConn Huskies

The UConn Huskies fell short in the Big East semifinals. But this team has it all. The offense has hit nearly 36% from downtown and 53.4% from inside the arc. From the foul line, the Huskies have nailed 75.4%.

Then, on the defensive end, UConn has held opponents to 30% from three and 45.8% from inside the arc. UConn will be a challenge for any team in the NCAA Tournament.

2. Duke Blue Devils

Duke isn't a top-tier team in the NCAA bracket this year. But they're streaking at the right time, earning nine straight games, including three in the ACC Championship game.

This is a young team with a new coach. But North Carolina won last year with a new coach...

3. Creighton Bluejays

Creighton's downfall will be its rebounding. But the Bluejays have shot 36% from long range and 54.5% from inside the arc. Even at the foul line, the Bluejays have nailed 76.7%.

Then on defense, Creighton has held teams to 45.6% from inside the arc and rarely allowed offensive rebounds or fouls. That's a good recipe for success in the NCAA Tournament.

4. Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies were the second-best team in the SEC all year. They couldn't beat Alabama when it counted the most but still finished 15-3 in conference play and had an SEC Championship appearance.

All this after missing the whole tournament last year. They'll have a chip on their shoulder this season. Watch out!

5. Memphis Tigers

Memphis caught a break with Houston playing without Marcus Sasser. The Tigers won the AAC and beat the best team in the nation.

The offense has dominated the offensive glass and is shooting at an above-average rate all season. Meanwhile, the defense has held teams to 31% from deep and 47.6% from inside the arc.

Memphis has a ton of experience, which should help them achieve some big things this year in the bracket.

6. Iowa State Cyclones

Iowa State made a huge run last year in the NCAA Tournament under T.J. Otzelberger. The defense is just as good as last year's team, and they'll be a higher seed with a chance to play in an easier competition.

Iowa State earns over 25% of turnovers per game and dominates the offensive glass with second chances galore.

7. Florida Atlantic Owls

Some say Florida Atlantic is overrated. But I think the Owls are underrated. The Owls went 31-3 and finished the Conference USA with an 18-2 record and a Championship.

In the season's biggest game, FAU won 78-56 over UAB as underdogs. Don't doubt this team. They're highly effective on both sides of the ball.

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8. Maryland Terrapins

Nobody's really talking about Maryland. Kevin Willard's first season with the Terps was a success, earning 21 wins.

Maryland isn't shooting it well from downtown, but they have a solid defense and do very well on the glass while shooting above average inside the arc. The Terps can do some big things this year.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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