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November 20, 2000
Here are the 45 other schools that SI projects will fill out the NCAA tournament field of 64. If our math seems fuzzy, bear in mind that there's a play-in game on Tuesday, March 13, between the two lowest-rated teams for the 64th spot
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November 20, 2000

The Rest Of The Best

Here are the 45 other schools that SI projects will fill out the NCAA tournament field of 64. If our math seems fuzzy, bear in mind that there's a play-in game on Tuesday, March 13, between the two lowest-rated teams for the 64th spot

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61 Alabama State
SWAC
Defense-minded Hornets have all five starters back and vow to pick up offensive tempo; forward and top scorer Tyrone Levett (14.9 point average) will set that pace

62 Georgia State
Trans Am
Onetime Georgetown guard Shernard Long, who averaged 16.9 points for the Panthers last year, could help Lefty Driesell get to the NCAAs for first time in seven years

63 Navy
Patriot
Midshipmen went 23-6 last season, only to be stunned in conference tournament final. With four returning starters, led by 6'4" forward Chris Williams, that won't happen again

64 McNeese State
Southland
Cowboys were just 6-21 last year but bring back star Demond Mallet, who missed all but two games last season, and welcome juco transfer Jaeson Maravich, Pete's son

65 Hampton
MEAC
Guard Marseilles Brown (16.0 points, 5.5 assists a game) gives the Pirates a top floor leader, and 6'9" Tarvis Williams gives them a presence in the middle

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