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Ranking the 8 best backcourts in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament

Let's take a look at which backcourts could help their team the most in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Feb 28, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Aaron Estrada (55) embraces Mark Sears (1) on the court.
Feb 28, 2024; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Aaron Estrada (55) embraces Mark Sears (1) on the court. / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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Caleb Love. . 2. . Pelle Larsson. . West Backcourts. . 511.

I put Arizona on a list as a team that seems to be coming into the NCAA Tournament on a low note and I stand by that. They lost their regular-season finale and could have tied up the one seed if they won. They then went on and lost in the Pac-12 Tournament. I still think this team is good and can make it far in the tournament and that is because of their guard play.

The Wildcats' best guard is Caleb Love who averages 18.1 points a game and 3.4 assists a game. He can shoot and get the ball to shooters. He has great vision for movement on the court and when someone isn't open can pull up from the spot. He shoots 42.1 percent from the floor, but what I love is his ability to get the ball to others to make the play too.

His counterpart is a player who may not score as many points, but he is very reliable with his shot. Pelle Larsson averages 12.8 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, but he shoots 53 percent from the field and also has range shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc.

When both of these are on, this team is hard to beat. They can put 100 on you before you realize what is happening. These two guards are some of the best in this region and I think they will be either the reason Arizona loses early or the reason they make a deep run.