The Nova problem for 2010

The high-fives might be fewer and farther between in about three weeks, gents. Getty Images

On paper, the rosters of the Villanova Wildcats and West Virginia Mountaineers are different to the point where a college basketball-viewing novice could predict both teams' style of play just by glancing at the players' heights. For those eager to do so: Don't believe your eyes.

And by investigating both squads' uncharacteristic style of play, one is given a prescient indication of why West Virginia has a better chance of reaching Indianapolis than Villanova.