CALIFORNIA | PAC-10 | 3 | The Powe Show is back: Sophomore forward Leon Powe (15.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg in '03--04) has recovered from two major knee surgeries.
SAN DIEGO STATE | MOUNTAIN WEST | 4 | Aztecs livin' large with two 6'10" big men named Mohamed (Abukar and Camara) and 6'9'' Marcus Slaughter (17.8 ppg).
HOUSTON | C-USA | 4 | Tom Penders coached Cougars to 18 wins in his first season; now they're Memphis's main challenger in weakened conference.
CREIGHTON | MISSOURI VALLEY | 4 | Feel the Funk: Guard Nate Funk (46.9% on threes) leads Bluejays , who nearly upset West Virginia in '05 dance.
WISCONSIN- MILWAUKEE | HORIZON | 4 | New coach Rob Jeter apprenticed under Bo Ryan and his swing offense in Madison but vows to keep Panthers running.