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5 Minute Guide
Seth Davis
March 21, 2005
A quick look at the trends, teams and names to keep an eye on as the Big Dance begins
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March 21, 2005

5 Minute Guide

A quick look at the trends, teams and names to keep an eye on as the Big Dance begins

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MISSISSIPPI STATE Is 10th in SEC in three-point shooting (33.2%) and threes made (5.8); point guard Gary Ervin has only 10 on the season

SYRACUSE Ranks 11th in Big East in three-point shooting (31.4%), as point guard Gerry McNamara's percentage dropped to 34.4

MATCHUPS WE WANT

KANSAS VS. NORTH CAROLINA ( Syracuse Regional final) UNC coach Roy Williams recently said that playing his former team in the tournament would be "the worst moment of my life"

OLD DOMINION VS. VERMONT ( Austin Regional second round) Quality bigs Alex Loughton (ODU) and Taylor Coppenrath would ensure a spirited battle for a Cinderella spot in the Sweet 16

WASHINGTON VS. WAKE FOREST ( Albuquerque Regional final) Teams are ranked second and third in the nation, respectively, in scoring

ILLINOIS VS. NEVADA ( Chicago Regional second round) Nevada's 6'11" Fazekas is the kind of player who can give Illini's front line trouble

DUKE VS. KENTUCKY (Austin Regional final) Last two meetings in regional finals, in 1992 and '98, were instant classics--with the winner eventually claiming NCAA title

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