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The Fab 45
Seth Davis
November 24, 2003
Here are the other 45 schools that SI projects will get berths in the 65-team NCAA tournament field, which includes 31 automatic bids and 34 at-large selections
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November 24, 2003

The Fab 45

Here are the other 45 schools that SI projects will get berths in the 65-team NCAA tournament field, which includes 31 automatic bids and 34 at-large selections

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TEAM/CONFERENCE/RETURNING STARTERS/SKINNY

21
OHIO STATE
Big Ten
3
Buckeyes expect boost from guard transfers Tony Stockman (Clemson) and J.J. Sullinger ( Arkansas); forward Velimir Radinovic is heady and steady.

22
N.C. STATE
ACC
3
Junior swingman Julius Hodge will find life easier in the Wolfpack's Princeton offense now that passmaster forward Ilian Evtimov (torn left ACL) is healthy.

23
ARIZONA STATE
Pac-10
2
We like Ike—All-America forward Diogu—and point guard Jason Braxton and sweet-shooting freshman Kevin Kruger (son of Lon) as well.

24
LSU
SEC
2
Two Parade All-Americas ( Brandon Bass and Regis Koundjia) join Jaime Lloreda ( SEC's No. 2 rebounder, with 8.9 a game) on the Tigers' tough front line.

25
CAL
Pac-10
3
Middle East meets west as Jerusalem-born senior center Amit Tamir gets frontline help from Leon Powe, a freshman tower-of-power forward out of Oakland.

26
INDIANA
Big Ten
3
Hoosiers are high on freshman forward Pat Ewing Jr. (6'8") but will ride the back (healed, they hope) of trey-hoisting sophomore guard Bracey Wright.

27
MARQUETTE
Conference USA
3
Another Final Four is a long shot now that Dwyane Wade is gone, but junior point guard Travis Diener heads a seasoned cast.

28
UTAH
Mountain West
3
Aussie freshman Andrew Bogut, the 6'10" MVP of the junior world championships, could be Mr. Inside to senior Nick Jacobson's Mr. Outside.

29
PITT
Big East
2
Brandin Knight may be gone, but first-year coach Jamie Dixon can lean on the savvy shoulders of 6'3" junior guard Julius Page (12.2 points a game).

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