The Tigers are no longer going to catch anyone off guard. They are a trendy #2 seed picked to go to the Final Four, but don’t go against the grain and end up kicking yourself when they DO make it to New Orleans. This team has everything it takes to win it all…strong guard play, upper classmen and a great big man. They can play four guards and one “big”, three guards and two “bigs” or any combination, really. The Tigers are the most efficient offensive team in the country, led by senior Marcus Denmon who averaged 17.6 points per game and is a flat-out sniper. Senior Kim English is a versatile swingman who can play guard or forward, shoot the three, slash to the basket and is the fulcrum of this high-scoring offense. Add in Senior Ricardo Ratliffe down low, his 14 points and 7.5 rebounds per game and sophomore guard Phil Pressey’s team leading 73 steals and you have the recipe for a deep run in the tournament. The Tigers finished 30-4 on the year.