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FILLING THE BRACKETS
LUKE WINN
November 20, 2006
The 65-team NCAA tournament includes 31 automatic bids and 34 at-large selections. Will your team make the cut? Find out below
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November 20, 2006

Filling The Brackets

The 65-team NCAA tournament includes 31 automatic bids and 34 at-large selections. Will your team make the cut? Find out below

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KENTUCKY | SEC | 3 | Is this Bobby Perry's breakout year? Senior SF scored 45 points in two NCAA tournament games after averaging just 7.1 for season.

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SAN DIEGO STATE | MOUNTAIN WEST | 4 | Returning conference POY Brandon Heath has a scary sidekick in 6'6" transfer Lorrenzo Wade, the Aztecs' top athlete.

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VILLANOVA | BIG EAST | 2 | Small ball is out, Curtis Sumpter is in: Surgically repaired 6'7" forward averaged 15.3 points, 7.2 boards in '04--05 before knee injury.

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HOFSTRA | CAA | 3 | Pride is potent on the perimeter with preseason POY pick Loren Stokes (17.4 ppg), Antoine Agudio (17.2 ppg) and Carlos Rivera (11.7 ppg).

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SYRACUSE | BIG EAST | 4 | G-Mac Era gives way to one year of Paul (Harris) Power: Chiseled 6'5" athlete could be the nation's top freshman, then bolt to the NBA.

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FLORIDA STATE | ACC | 3 | Sophomore guard Toney Douglas should score in bunches: He averaged 16.9 points as a freshman at Auburn before transferring.

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LOUISVILLE | BIG EAST | 4 | Double-wide freshman PF Derrick Caracter has dropped 38 pounds, to 285, since arriving on campus and will play major minutes.

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ILLINOIS | BIG TEN | 3 | Speedy sophomore Chester Frazier (2.4 assist-to-TO ratio) inherits the starting point guard job from former road roommate Dee Brown.

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INDIANA | BIG TEN | 2 | A healthy D.J. White could make Kelvin Sampson's first year a hit: Hoosiers went 5--0 with the 6'9" PF last season, 14--12 without him.

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VIRGINIA TECH | ACC | 5 | PF Coleman Collins (14.5 ppg) finished his degree in three years but is sticking around to lead a dark-horse NCAA run.

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