The NCAA Field

March 18, 2013 

East Regional


Rec: 27-6 (14-4 Big Ten)

Coach: Tom Crean

Tournament record: 62-31

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: Cody Zeller (16.8 ppg); G Jordan Hulls (48.7 3FG pct.)

Scouting the Hoosiers: G Victor Oladipo has 74 steals, tying Isiah Thomas for the Indiana single-season record.

2. Miami

Rec: 27-6 (15-3 ACC)

Coach: Jim Larranaga

Tournament record: 4-6.

Last appearance: 2008

Key players: G Shane Larkin (13.7 ppg, 4.4 assists per game); F Kenny Kadji (13.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg)

Scouting the Hurricanes: If Shane Larkin or Durand Scott don’t steal it, Julian Gamble and Kenny Kadji block your shot.

3. Marquette

Rec: 23-8 (14-4 Big East)

Coach: Buzz Williams

Tournament record: 5-4

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Vander Blue (14.3 ppg.), G Junior Cadougan (4.1apg.)

Scouting the Eagles: Marquette is a grind-it-out team — they do most of their scoring in the lane and they limit opposing teams to one shot per possession.

4. Syracuse

Rec: 26-9 (11-7 Big East)

Coach: Jim Boeheim

Tournament record: 48-28 in 29 seasons

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: SF James Southerland (41 percent from 3-point); PG Michael Carter-Williams (7.8apg)

Scouting the Orange: This team’s postseason rests on forward James Southerland continuing to make his 3s.


Rec: 25-9 (10-6 Mountain West)

Coach: Dave Rice

Tournament record: 33-18

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Anthony Bennett (16.2 ppg, 8 rpg), G Anthony Marshall (10.6 ppg, 4 rpg, 2.5 apg)

Scouting the Rebels: UNLV built its NCAA tournament resume by playing defense.

6. Butler

Rec: 25-8 (13-6 Atlantic 10)

Coach: Brad Stevens

Tournament record: 18-11

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: G Rotnei Clark (16.7 ppg); C Andrew Smith (11.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg); F Roosevelt Jones (10.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg,

3.5 apg).

Scouting the Bulldogs: Coach Brad Stevens, 36, remains among the best in the business and has turned down multiple overtures from seemingly splashier jobs.

7. Illinois

Rec: 22-12 (8-10 Big Ten)

Coach: John Groce

Tournament record: 39-30

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: G Brandon Paul (16.3 ppg); C Nnanna Egwu (4.5 rpg)

Scouting the Illini: After firing Bruce Weber, the Illini won their most games since putting up 24 victories in 2008-09.

8. N.C. State

Rec: 24-10 (11-7 ACC)

Coach: Mark Gottfried

Tournament record: 34-21

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Richard Howell (12.6 ppg), F C.J. Leslie (14.9 ppg), G Lorenzo Brown (12.1 ppg)

Scouting the Wolfpack: N.C. State can score with anyone, with five players averaging double figures.

9. Temple

Rec: 23-9 (11-5 Atlantic 10)

Coach: Fran Dunphy

Tournament record: 32-29.

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Khaliff Wyatt (19.9 ppg, 1.65 steals per game); F Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (1.07 blocks, 1.77 steals per game)

Scouting the Owls: They can be beaten from the outside.

10. Colorado

Rec: 21-11 (10-8 Pac-12)

Coach: Tad Boyle

Tournament record: 10-13

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: PF Andre Roberson (11.3 rpg); SG Spencer Dinwiddie (15.5 ppg)

Scouting the Buffaloes: Andre Roberson is the country’s leading rebounder (11.3 rpg.).

11. Bucknell

Rec: 28-5 (12-2 Patriot League)

Coach: Dave Paulsen

Tournament record: 2-5

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: C Mike Muscala (19 ppg, 11.2 rpg), G Cameron Ayes (12.5 ppg)

Scouting the Bison: Center Mike Muscala needs to dominate like he did in the Patriot League, where he was a two-time MVP. Don’t expect the Bison to be intimidated by a big-name foe: They beat Purdue on the road. This is a veteran team with four senior starters.

12. California

Rec: 20-11 (12-6 Pac-12)

Coach: Mike Montgomery

Tournament record: 19-17

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: SG Allen Crabbe (18.6 ppg); PG Justin Cobbs (15.1 ppg)

Scouting the Bears: Allen Crabbe is the Pac-12 player of the year, a versatile scorer capable of putting up 30 points.

13. Montana

Rec: 23-6 (19-1 Big Sky)

Coach: Wayne Tinkle

Tournament record: 2-10.

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Matthias Ward (14.8 ppg); G Kareem Jamar (14.2 ppg, 4.1 assists per game)

Scouting the Grizzlies: Forward Matthias Ward is expected to be slowed by a bad foot injury.

14. Davidson

Rec: 26-7 (17-1 SoCon)

Coach: Bob McKillop

Tournament record: 8-12

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: PF Jake Cohen (14.8 ppg); SF De’Mon Brooks (13.8 ppg)

Scouting the Wildcats: Davidson rides the nation’s longest active winning streak at 17 games.

15. Pacific

Rec: 20-15 (13-5 Big West)

Coach: Bob Thomason

Tournament record: 4-9.

Last appearance: 2006

Key player: G Lorenzo McCloud (11.4 ppg).

Scouting the Tigers: Might get emotional boost — coach Bob Thomason is retiring after 25 seasons.

No. 16. LIU-Brooklyn

Rec: 20-13 (12-6 Northeast)

Coach: Jack Perri

Tournament record: 0-5

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: Jamal Olasewere (18.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg), G Jason Brickan (8.5 apg)

Scouting the Blackbirds: Will the third consecutive NCAA appearance be the charm?

16. James Madison

Rec: 20-14 (11-7 Colonial)

Coach: Matt Brady

Tournament record: 3-4

Last appearance: 1994

Key players: F Rayshawn Goins (12.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg), G Devon Moore (4.9 apg, 11.6 ppg)

Scouting the Dukes: Who to stop? Three starters average between 11.6-12.7 ppg.

South Regional

1. Kansas

Rec: 29-5 (14-4 Big 12)

Coach: Bill Self

Tournament record: 93-40

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Ben McLemore (16.7 ppg); C Jeff Withey (4.0 bpg)

Scouting the Jayhawks: The Jayhawks lead the nation with 13 wins over the RPI top 50 but have a curious loss — 62-55 to TCU, ranked 237 in the RPI.

2. Georgetown

Rec: 25-6 (14-4 Big East)

Coach: John Thompson III

Tournament record: 7-7

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: SF Otto Porter, Jr. (16.4 ppg); G Markel Starks(12.5 ppg.)

Scouting the Hoyas: Forward Otto Porter might be the most complete player this season in college basketball.

3. Florida

Rec: 26-7 (20-2 SEC)

Coach: Billy Donovan

Tournament record: 32-13, 2NCAA championships (2006, 2007)

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Kenny Boynton (12.5 ppg); F Erik Murphy (53.4 pct from the field, 46.6 pct. 3-pt.)

Scouting the Gators: Good defense and extremely balanced scoring.

4. Michigan

Rec: 26-7 (12-6 Big Ten)

Coach: John Beilein

Tournament record: 43-22

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Trey Burke (19.2 ppg); F Glenn Robinson III (5.5 rpg)

Scouting the Wolverines: Guard Trey Burke was the Big Ten player of the year and is averaging career-bests in points, assists, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage and steals.

5. Virginia Commonwealth

Rec: 26-7 (12-4 Atlantic 10)

Coach: Shaka Smart (110-35 in four seasons at VCU)

Tournament record: 11-11.

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Treveon Graham (15.7 ppg); G Briante Weber (2.77 steals per game), Darius Theus (2.6 steals per game)

Scouting the Rams: The Rams are national leaders in steals and turnover margin. But they’re 249th in field goal percentage defense.


Rec: 25-9 (13-5 Pac-12)

Coach: Ben Howland

Tournament record: 99-37

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: SF Shabazz Muhammad (18.3 ppg); Larry Drew II (7.7 apg)

Scouting the Bruins: UCLA lost freshman Jordan Adams in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

7. San Diego State

Rec: 22-10 (9-7 Mountain West)

Coach: Steve Fisher

Tournament record: 2-8

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Jamaal Franklin (16.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 3.2 apg), Chase Tapley (13.5 ppg)

Best win: 55-34 vs. New Mexico

Worst loss: 58-45 at Wyoming

Scouting the Aztecs: The Aztecs have won 91 consecutive games after leading with five minutes remaining.

8. North Carolina

Rec: 24-10 (12-6 ACC)

Coach: Roy Williams

Tournament record: 108-41

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Reggie Bullock (14.2 ppg), G P.J. Hairston (14.3 ppg), F James Michael McAdoo (14.4 ppg)

Scouting the Tar Heels: Going small is a decision that saved UNC’s season and led to a six-game winning streak toward the end of the season.

9. Villanova

Rec: 20-12 (10-8 Big East)

Coach: Jay Wright

Tournament record: 12-9

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: G JaVaughn Pinkston (13.1 ppg.) and G Ryan Arcidiacono (12.0 ppg.)

Scouting the Wildcats: The Wildcats are first in Division I in both free throws attempted (26 per game) and made (19 per game).

10. Oklahoma

Rec: 20-11 (11-7 Big 12)

Coach: Lon Kruger

Tournament record: 35-26

Last appearance: 2009

Key players: F Romero Osby (15.8 ppg, 7 rpg), F Amath M’Baye (10.1 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

Scouting the Sooners: Oklahoma struggles rebounding the basketball.

11. Minnesota

Rec: 20-12 (8-10 Big Ten)

Coach: Tubby Smith

Tournament record: 12-11

Last appearance: 2010

Key players: G Andre Hollins (13.9 ppg); F Trevor Mbakwe (8.7 rpg)

Scouting the Golden Gophers: The Gophers haven’t gotten past their opening game of the NCAA tournament since reaching the Final Four in 1997.

12. Akron

Rec: 26-6 (16-2 Mid-American)

Coach: Keith Dambrot

Tournament record: 0-3

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: C Zeke Marshall (13.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.7 blocks/gm), F Demetrius Treadwell (11.3 ppg, 7.9 ppg).

Scouting the Zips: Center Zeke Marshall gives Akron presence in the paint as a legit 7-footer.

13. South Dakota State

Rec: 25-9 (13-3 Summit League)

Coach: Scott Nagy

Tournament record: 0-1

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Nate Wolters (22.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.8 apg); F Jordan Dykstra (12.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg).

Scouting the Jackrabbits: The Summit League champ, Guard Nate Wolters is capable of having big games, as evidenced by the 53 he scored against IPFW this season.

14. Northwestern State

Rec: 23-8 (15-3 Southland)

Coach: Mike McConathy

Tournament record: 2-2

Last appearance: 2006

Key players: DeQuan Hicks (14.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg), James Hulbin (12.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg), Shamir

Davis (12.3 ppg)

Scouting the Demons: Northwestern State leads the nation in offense, scoring 82 points per game.

15. Florida Gulf Coast

Rec: 24-10 (13-5 Atlantic Sun)

Coach: Andy Enfield

Tournament record: 0-0

Last appearance: First

Key players: G Sherwood Brown

(15.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg); G Brett Comer (6.3 assists per game)

Scouting the Eagles: Led by Bernard Thompson, fifth in the nation in steals, FGCU is 18th in the nation in steals.

16. Western Kentucky

Rec: 20-15 (11-10 Sun Belt)

Coach: Ray Harper

Tournament record: 1923

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G T.J. Price (15.3 ppg); F George Fant (12.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg).

Scouting the Hilltoppers: The Hilltoppers make the tournament for a second consecutive season.


1. Louisville

Rec: 29-5 (14-4 Big East)

Coach: Rick Pitino

Tournament record: 42-16 in 17 seasons

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: SG Russ Smith (18.3 ppg.), C Gorgui Dieng (9.8 rpg.)

Scouting the Cardinals: Might be country’s best defensive team. Opponents average 58 points, 39 percent shooting.

2. Duke

Rec: 27-5 (14-4 ACC)

Coach: Mike Krzyzewski (954-295 in 38 seasons, 48-20 in 33 at Duke)

Tournament record: 96-32

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Mason Plumlee (17.2 ppg), F Ryan Kelly (14.3 ppg), G

Seth Curry (17.0 ppg)

Scouting the Blue Devils: Survived 13-game absence of Ryan Kelly, but there’s still adjustments to be made.

3. Michigan State

Rec: 25-8 (13-5 Big Ten)

Coach: Tom Izzo

Tournament record: 54-25

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Keith Appling (13.5 ppg); F Adreian Payne (7.5 rpg)

Scouting the Spartans: The Spartans have won more than 70 percent of their games in March since 1998-99.

4. Saint Louis

Rec: 27-6 (13-3 Atlantic 10)

Coach: Jim Crews

Tournament record:

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: Dwayne Evans (13.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg); Cody Ellis (10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Kwamain Mitchell (10.0 ppg); Mike McCall Jr. (10.0 ppg).

Scouting the Billikens: This team rallied after the retirement and subsequent December death of coach Rick Majerus.

5. Oklahoma State

Rec: 24-8 (13-5 Big 12)

Coach: Travis Ford

Tournament record: 38-24

Last appearance: 2010

Key players: PG Marcus Smart (15.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.4 apg), G Markel Brown (15.3 ppg), G/F Le’Bryan Nash (14.1 ppg)

Scouting the Cowboys: How far the Cowboys go likely depends on their freshman All-American, Marcus Smart.

6. Memphis

Rec: 30-4 (16-0 Conference USA)

Coach: Josh Pastner

Tournament record: 32-24

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Joe Jackson (13.4 ppg, 4.8 apg), Adonis Thomas (11.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg), G-F D.J. Stephens (CUSA-leading 67 percent FG)

Scouting the Tigers: After two early season losses caused concern, the Tigers rolled off 26 wins in their past 28 games.

7. Creighton

Rec: 27-7 (13-5 Missouri Valley)

Coach: Greg McDermott

Tournament record: 10-18

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Doug McDermott (23.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg); G Grant Gibbs (8.6 ppg, 5.9 apg), C Gregory Echenique (9.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg).

Scouting the Bluejays: This is the last go-round for the father-son tandem of Greg and Doug McDermott. ; the latter is a senior All-American who is lethal from the perimeter.

8. Colorado State

Rec: 25-8 (11-5 Mountain West)

Coach: Larry Eustachy

Tournament record: 3-10

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F/C Colton Iverson (14.7 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 61 percent fg/conference), G Dorian Green (12.8 ppg, 3.8 apg), F Pierce Hornung (9.2 rpg), G Wes Eikmeier (14.2 ppg/conference)

Scouting the Rams: Led nation among Division I teams in rebounding margin.

9. Missouri

Rec: 22-9 (11-7 SEC)

Coach: Frank Haith

Tournament record: 22-25.

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Phil Pressey (7.1 assists per game); F Laurence Bowers (14.8 ppg)

Scouting the Tigers: Guard Phil Pressey is seventh nationally in assists.

10. Cincinnati

Rec: 22-11 (9-9 Big East)

Coach: Mick Cronin

Tournament record: 3-4

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G-F Sean Kilpatrick (16.9 ppg.) and G Cashmere Wright (12.6 ppg.)

Scouting the Bearcats: Cincinnati is a fine defensive team, allowing 0.89 points per opponent possession (11th in Division I).

11. Middle Tennessee State

Rec: 28-5 (19-1 Sun Belt)

Coach: Kermit Davis

Tournament record: 2-6

Last appearance: 1989

Key players: G Marcos Knight (12.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg); G Bruce Massey (3.3 apg).

Scouting the Blue Raiders: Dominated the Sun Belt before FIU snapped their 17-game winning streak.

11. Saint Mary’s (Calif.)

Rec: 27-6 (14-2 West Coast)

Coach: Randy Bennett

Tournament record: 3-7

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: PG Matthew Dellavedova (15.8 ppg), Stephen Holt (11.8 ppg.)

Scouting the Gaels: Saint Mary’s starts and ends with point guard Matthew Dellavedova (15.8 ppg.).

12. Oregon

Rec: 26-8 (12-6 Pac-12)

Coach: Dana Altman

Tournament record: 12-9

Last appearance: 2008

Key players: SF E.J. Singler (11.5 ppg); PF Arsalan Kazemi (9.4 rpg)

Scouting the Ducks: Lost their way when freshman point guard Dominic Artis was hurt.

13. New Mexico State

Rec: 24-10 (14-4 WAC)

Coach: Marvin Menzies

Tournament record: 10-21

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Daniel Mullings (14 ppg, 47 percent FG pct), F Sy Bandja (11.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg)

Scouting the Aggies: The Aggies shoot the basketball well, 46 percent as a team, led by sophomore guard Daniel Mullings.

14. Valparaiso

Rec: 26-7 (13-3 Horizon League)

Coach: Bryce Drew

Tournament record: 2-6.

Last appearance: 2004

Key players: F Ryan Broekhoff (15.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg); F Kevin Van Wijk (65 pct. field-goal percentage)

Scouting the Crusaders: They go 10 deep and fit the stereotype of an Indiana-based team: Can shoot from everywhere.

15. Albany

Rec: 24-10 (9-7 America East)

Coach: Will Brown

Tournament record: 0-2

Last appearance: 2007

Key players: G Mike Black (15 ppg),F Sam Rowley (6.5 rpg)

Scouting the Great Danes: Only game vs. RPI top-50 was 18-point loss at Ohio St.

16. Liberty

Rec: 15-20 (6-10 Big South)

Coach: Dale Layer

Tournament record: 0-0

Last appearance: First

Key players: G John Caleb Sanders (14.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg); F JR Coronado (5.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg).

Scouting the Flames: The Flames became the Second team in history to make the tournament with 20 losses.

16. North Carolina A&T

Rec: 19-16 (8-8 MEAC)

Coach: Cy Alexander

Tournament record: 0-9

Last appearance: 1995

Key players: SF Adrian Powell (12.5 ppg); PF Austin Witter (7.1 rpg)

Scouting the Aggies: Before conference tournament, N.C. A&T hadn’t won more than two consecutive games all season.

West Regional

1. Gonzaga

Rec: 31-2 (16-0 West Coast)

Coach: Mark Few

Tournament record: 17-15

Last appearance: 2012

Bid: Automatic RPI: 7

Key players: PF Elias Harris (14.9 ppg); C Kelly Olynyk (17.5 ppg)

Scouting the Bulldogs: The top-ranked team in the country is led by center Kelly Olynyk (17.5 ppg.), who has taken his game to another level.

2. Ohio State

Rec: 26-7 (13-5 Big Ten)

Coach: Thad Matta

Tournament record: 51-27

Last appearance: 2012

Scouting the Buckeyes: Thomas has scored in double figures in all 33 games for the Buckeyes this season.

3. New Mexico

Rec: 29-5 (13-3 Mountain West)

Coach: Steve Alford

Tournament record: 8-14

Last appearance: 2012

Scouting the Lobos: The half-court game is the forte of New Mexico, whose RPI is among the best in the nation.

4. Kansas State

Rec: 27-7 (14-4 Big 12)

Coach: Bruce Weber

Tournament record: 33-30

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Rodney McGruder (15.1 ppg); G Angel Rodriguez (5.5 apg)

Scouting the Wildcats: Coach Bruce Weber employs a motion offense, but guard Rodney McGruder (15.1 ppg.) is the key.

5. Wisconsin

Rec: 23-11 (12-6 Big Ten)

Coach: Bo Ryan

Tournament record: 25-17

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Ben Brust (11.2 ppg); F Ryan Evans (7.7 rpg)

Scouting the Badgers: Could have a Big Ten championship rematch with Buckeyes.

6. Arizona

Rec: 25-7 (12-6 Pac-12)

Coach: Sean Miller

Tournament record: 46-28

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: PG Mark Lyons (14.9 ppg); SF Solomon Hill (13.6 ppg)

Scouting the Wildcats: Arizona is a load when it gets contributions from its young big guys — Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski and Grant Jarrett.

7. Notre Dame

Rec: 25-9 (11-7 Big East)

Coach: Mike Brey

Tournament record: 6-10

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Jack Cooley (10.4 rpg.), G Jerian Grant (13.4 ppg., 5.7 apg.)

Scouting the Fighting Irish: Typical of coach Mike Brey’s ND teams, this one is balanced and precise offensively.

8. Pittsburgh

Rec: 24-8 (12-6 Big East)

Coach: Jamie Dixon

Tournament record: 11-8 in eight seasons

Last appearance: 2011

Key players: G Tray Woodard (11.8 ppg); C Steven Adams (2.0 bpg)

Scouting the Panthers: As measured by points allowed per opponent possession (0.91), the Panthers are among the country’s best defenses.

9. Wichita State

Rec: 26-8 (12-6 Missouri Valley)

Coach: Gregg Marshall

Tournament record: 8-10

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: F Cleanthony Early (13.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg); F Carl Hall (12.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg)

Scouting the Shockers: One year after being upset in first round as a five-seed by 12th-seeded VCU, the Shockers are back.

10. Iowa State

Rec: 22-11 (11-7 Big 12)

Coach: Fred Hoiberg

Tournament record: 13-14

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G Will Clyburn (15.2 ppg); F Melvin Ejim (9.3 rpg)

Scouting the Cyclones: Iowa State made 325 3-pointers this season, an average of 9.8 per game that leads the nation.

11. Belmont

Rec: 26-6 (14-2 Ohio Valley)

Coach: Rick Byrd

Tournament record: 0-5

Last appearance: 2012

Key player: G Ian Clark (46.3 3FG%, 18.1 ppg)

Scouting the Bruins: Proven good at getting here, but unable to stick around.

12. Ole Miss

Rec: 26-8 (12-6 SEC)

Coach: Andy Kennedy

Tournament record: 3-6.

Last tournament appearance:2002

Key players: G Marshall Henderson (19.7 ppg); F Murphy Holloway (9.6 rpg)

Scouting the Rebels: They don’t turn the ball over and are ninth nationally in turnover margin..

13. Boise State

Rec: 21-10 (9-7 Mountain West)

Coach: Leon Rice

Tournament record: 0-0

Last appearance: First

Key players: G/F Anthony Drmic (17.3 ppg, 46 percent FG), Derrick Marks (16.3 ppg)

Scouting the Broncos: The Broncos were 12th in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage .

13. La Salle

Rec: 21-9 (11-5 Atlantic 10)

Coach: John Giannini

Tournament record: 11-9.

Last appearance:1992

Key players: G Ramon Galloway (17.4 ppg, 2.07 steals per game); G Tyreek Duren (15.0 ppg)

Scouting the Explorers: Guard Ramon Galloway is among the nation’s best 3-point shooters, so if he gets hot, he can burn a team out on his own.

14. Harvard

Rec: 19-9 (11-3 Ivy)

Coach: Tommy Amaker

Tournament record: 0-3

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: G-F Wesley Saunders (16.5 ppg, 53.6 FG%), Steve Moundou-Missi (5.1 rpg, 7.9 ppg)

Scouting the Crimson: Harvard shoots well, hitting 48.2 of its FG attempts.

15. Iona

Rec: 20-13 (11-7 MAAC)

Coach: Tim Cluess

Tournament record: 1-9

Last appearance: 2012

Key players: PG Lamont Jones (23 ppg), G Sean Armand (262 3FGA, 41.2%), F David Laury (10.4 rpg)

Scouting the Gaels: History suggests they’re unlikely to hang around.

16. Southern

Rec: 23-9 (15-3 SWAC)

Coach: Roman Banks

Tournament record: 1-7

Last appearance: 2006

Key players: G Derick Beltran (15.9 ppg), G Malcolm Miller (15.8 ppg, 46 percent/3-pointers), C Brandon Moore (7.1 rpg)

Scouting the Jaguars: Southern is one year removed from scandal and NCAA sanctions.

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