A five-word guide to every NCAA tournament team

Published Mar. 17, 2016 9:35 a.m. ET

Still looking for some last-minute bracket advice? Simply want to know an Iona factoid to impress your coworkers? Studying for the NCAA tournament can feel like homework, but we're here to help. Here's a quick introduction to every team remaining in the NCAA tournament field, in five words or less. Teams are ordered according to the NCAA's 1-68 seed list

1. Kansas: History proves Kansas will win

2. North Carolina: Use your dadgum timeouts, Roy

3. Virginia: Always upset by Michigan State

4. Oregon: They're a top seed, seriously

5. Michigan State: Eliminated UVA in 2014, 2015

6. Oklahoma: Buddy Hield is [almost] unstoppable


7. Villanova: Best Wildcats team since 2009

8. Xavier: Has college basketball's coolest fan

9. West Virginia: Shut down Buddy Hield once

10. Miami: Has wins over UVA, Duke

11. Utah: Jakob Poeltl is draft-ready

12. Texas A&M: Held LSU to 38 points

13. Duke: Grayson Allen might trip you

14. California: Sweet 16-less since 1997

15. Kentucky: Drake might show up cheering

16. Iowa State: Played brutal schedule, beat Kansas 

17. Indiana: Yogi Ferrell leads stellar offense

18. Purdue: Has two seven-foot forwards

19. Maryland: Preseason ranking wasn't very accurate

20. Baylor: Blinds opponents with neon jerseys

21. Texas: Played the nation's toughest schedule

22. Notre Dame: Made Elite Eight in 2015

23. Arizona: Literally everyone's picking Wichita State

24. Seton Hall: Stunned Villanova for conference title

25. Wisconsin: First post-Bo Ryan tournament

26. Dayton: Syracuse loss would be depressing

27. Iowa: Lost five of last six

28. Oregon State: Top scorer? Gary Payton II

29. Texas Tech: 3-8 against ranked teams

30. Colorado: 1-5 against ranked teams

31. USC: Led by FGCU's former coach

32. Saint Joseph's: Miles, Bembry score 17+ PPG

33. Providence: All up to Dunn, Bentil 

34. Butler: Cutest mascot in college basketball

35. Cincinnati: Favored by Vegas to upset

36. UConn: Two national titles since 2011!

37. Pittsburgh: Very deep team, low ceiling

38. Temple: Playing in least-watchable game

39. Syracuse: Actually lost to St. John's

40. VCU: Most popular 10-7 pick

41. Michigan: Potentially underseeded as an 11

42. Wichita State: Best defense in college basketball

43. Gonzaga: Starts Arvydas Sabonis' son, Domantas

44. Northern Iowa: Could spoil Longhorns-Aggies meeting

45. Chattanooga: Notable alums include Terrell Owens

46. Little Rock: Trendy 12 over 5 pick

47. Yale: Former captain expelled in February

48. South Dakota State: Jackrabbits might have fastest mascot

49. UNC-Wilmington: Program has one tournament win

50. Hawaii: Obama picked Hawaii over California

51. Stony Brook: Seawolves making first tournament appearance

52. Iona: Lost last nine tournament games

53. Green Bay: First NCAA trip since 1996

54. Buffalo: Beat Miami (of Ohio) twice

55. Fresno State: Lost by five at Oregon

56. Stephen F. Austin: Went undefeated in Southland conference

57. Middle Tennessee: Top scorer is Giddy Potts

58. CSU Bakersfield: Plane to game was diverted

59. UNC-Asheville: First appearance as non-16 seed

60. Weber State: Zero games against ranked teams

61. Austin Peay: Where's Austin Peay? In Tennessee

62. Hampton: Second-worst offense in field

63. FGCU: Dunks, dunks, dunks, dunks, dunks

64. Holy Cross: Has only won 15 games