GONZAGA | WEST COAST | 3 | The 'Stache's scoring responsibility passes to PG
Derek Raivio, who's money on FTs (91.2%) but less consistent on threes
MICHIGAN | BIG TEN | 3 | A healthy Lester Abram could key first NCAA trip since
'98; the oft-hobbled SF averaged 15.3 points on the Big Ten's summer tour.
DEPAUL | BIG EAST | 4 | PF Wilson Chandler, who scored 28 in Blue Demons' first
exhibition after averaging 11.2 last season, is primed for a monster sophomore
ARKANSAS | SEC | 2 | Hogs' brand-new backcourt could be dangerous with
Mississippi State transfer Gary Ervin and blue-chip Chicago recruit Patrick
OREGON | PAC-10 | 5 | Ducks were 15--18 in '05--06 but lost eight games by
three points or fewer; heady senior point guard Aaron Brooks could lead a
OKLAHOMA STATE | BIG 12 | 5 | Juco transfer F-C Mario Boggan was a model of
efficiency, leading the Big 12 in FG% (55.2) and FT% (84.6) during league
AIR FORCE | MOUNTAIN WEST | 4 | Falcons lose top scorer Antoine Hood (14.9 ppg)
but regain senior C Nick (Batman) Welch, coming off foot and ankle
KANSAS STATE | BIG 12 | 4 | The crown jewel of Bob Huggins's inaugural squad is
SF Cartier Martin, who averaged 18.0 ppg and shot 42.7% from long distance.
SAINT LOUIS | A-10 | 4 | Greek revival: Center Ian Vouyoukas (6'10", 270
pounds), from Athens, could lead Billikens to first NCAA tournament since
MISSOURI STATE | MISSOURI VALLEY | 4 | PG Blake Ahearn is aiming for his fourth
straight NCAA free-throw-shooting title after hitting 93.6% as a junior.