SALT LAKE CITY (WIBW) -- Having experienced guards is a major benefit when it comes to the NCAA Tournament.
Northeastern guard Jordan Roland defends against Kansas guard Devon Dotson (11) in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)
No. 5 Auburn has two in Jared Harper and Bryce Brown.
No. 4 Kansas has three freshmen--Devon Dotson, Quentin Grimes and Ochai Agbaji.
The Jayhawks have faced veteran backcourts all season, but according to Dotson and Grimes, what stands out about Auburn is... everything.
"They're smarter with their defensive approach," Dotson said. "They've seen a lot of the different offensive tricks that the offensive player does that doesn't work against other players."
"They're just really good at running the team," Grimes said. "They're kind of the head of the team. They have more experience in bigger games than we have.
"But I feel like if we come out there with the right mindset defensively, we can force them into some offensive errors and we can capitalize down on the offensive end."