Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/25/14
Stanford plays Dayton on Thursday in the only matchup of double-digit seeds in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 round. But Cardinal coach Johnny Dawkins said his team won't be lured into a false sense of confidence. Asked if the bracket is opening up after 11th-seeded Dayton took out No. 3 Syracuse 55-53, Dawkins cringed. "No, no, not at all. I've been in too many rodeos for that," he said. "They wouldn't be in this position if they weren't a heck of a basketball team." The 10th-seeded Cardinal (23-12) and Flyers (25-10) collide at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, and the winner will be just one step away from the Final Four. "I'm impressed with them," said Dawkins, who watched tape of the Atlantic-10 club on the team's flight home from St. Louis on Sunday night. "They definitely have a toughness about them," he continued. "They're very scrappy. Those kids make up for length with their activity and their effort." Only 0.4 percent of the 11 million entries in ESPN's tournament pool cor...
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