Appalachian State: March Madness Team Profile and Season Recap

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March Madness is here. It’s going to be a lot different in 2021 with the entire NCAA Tournament in one location, but having been cancelled in 2020 the players are going to be even more enthused than usual and the bettors will be especially eager. With the regular season wining down, it’s time to start looking ahead at the teams that can expect to be serious National Championship contenders. We’ll be breaking them down one by one, and our series continues with the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Appalachian State Mountaineers basketball

Performance last five NCAA Tournaments: DNP, DNP, DNP, DNP, DNP

Ranking: Unranked

Coach: Dustin Kerns

Star players: Adrian Delph, Donovan Gregory

Main strengths: Defensive tenacity (five players averaging at least 1.1 steals per game)

Biggest weakness: Outside shooting

Record: 17-11

Appalachian State Mountaineers NCAA Tournament Odds

Appalachian State Mountaineers outlook

The Mountaineers got into the tournament by winning the Sun Belt Tournament as the fourth seed in their conference. They will have to win one more game in order to get a shot at No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga, because a First Four date with Norfolk State is first up. Appalachian State shoots just 32.6 percent from downtown and 46.7 percent from inside the arc, so it will have to fare better than that if it wants to get the best of a pesky Norfolk State squad. Needless to say, just getting that win would make the Mountaineers’ NCAA Tournament campaign a smashing success.

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