40 VIRGINIA | ACC
| 3 | After unexpectedly sharing the conference's regular-season title last
year, the Cavs need to find help for All-ACC guard Sean Singletary.
41 NEW MEXICO ST.
| WAC | 3 | Freshman forward Herb Pope and juco transfer Paris Carter will
reinforce first-year coach Marvin Menzies's veteran team.
42 VANDERBILT |
SEC | 3 | Under-the-radar Aussie big man A.J. Ogilvy is strong inside presence,
complementing sweet-shooting senior swingman Shan Foster.
43 VCU | CAA | 3 |
Guard Eric Maynor became a March hero against Duke, while coach Anthony Grant
joined the short list of every AD at a major program.
44 UCONN | BIG
EAST | 5 | The good news: Everybody's back. The bad news: Erratic team that
finished 12th in conference play still has a way to go.
45 WASHINGTON |
PAC-10 | 4 | The Huskies lost an NBA lottery pick ( Spencer Hawes) but retain a
savvy guard corps and burly post player Jon Brockman.
46 UAB | C-USA | 3
| Ex-- Indiana coach Mike Davis welcomes transfers Walter Sharpe (Mississippi
State), Channing Toney ( Georgia) and Robert Vaden ( Indiana).
47 WEST VIRGINIA |
BIG EAST | 3 | Back at his alma mater, Bob Huggins has point guards (Darris
Nichols and Joe Mazzulla) but is short on depth.
48 ST. JOSEPH'S |
A-10 | 4 | Coach turned author Phil Martelli has deep frontcourt led by 6'
9" junior Ahmad Nivins, who shot 62% last season.
49 BUTLER |
HORIZON | 3 | New coach Brad Stevens, promoted from within to take over a Sweet
16 team, has topflight guard in A.J. Graves.