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FILLING THE BRACKETS
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November 21, 2005
The 65-team NCAA tournament includes 31 automatic bids and 34 at-large selections. SI predicts the 45 teams to round out the field
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November 21, 2005

Filling The Brackets

The 65-team NCAA tournament includes 31 automatic bids and 34 at-large selections. SI predicts the 45 teams to round out the field

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TEAM I CONFERENCE I RETURNING STARTERS I SKINNY

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GEORGE WASHINGTON | ATLANTIC 10 | 4 | Australian for breakout: Junior guard J.R. Pinnock (13.4 ppg last season) averaged 25.0 on August trip Down Under.

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ALABAMA | SEC | 3 | Unheralded playmaker Ronald Steele (2.46-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio) feeds league's top frontcourt, but Tide lacks long-range shooters.

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IOWA STATE | BIG 12 | 3 | Physical East Coast backcourt of Will Blalock ( Boston) and Curtis Stinson ( New York City) will carry undersized Cyclones.

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TEXAS TECH | BIG 12 | 3 | Reality show Knight School is filming in Lubbock, and electric guard Jarrius Jackson (45.8% on three-pointers) is Coach Bob's leading man.

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