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FILLING THE BRACKETS
BILL TROCCHI
November 22, 2010
In addition to the top 20, SI predicts which teams will round out the field for the NCAA tournament, which now has four play-in games
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November 22, 2010

Filling The Brackets

In addition to the top 20, SI predicts which teams will round out the field for the NCAA tournament, which now has four play-in games

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30 WICHITA STATE / MVC / 4 / The Shockers have 7-footers Ehimen Orukpe and Garrett Stutz, as well as juco All-America Joe Ragland and defensive ace Toure' Murry.

31 FLORIDA STATE / ACC / 3 / Former Air Force staff sergeant Bernard James, 25, a 6'10" juco transfer, joins a tenacious defensive squad led by forward Chris Singleton.

32 MISSISSIPPI STATE / SEC / 2 / The Bulldogs will be tough once big man Renardo Sidney (nine-game suspension) and point guard Dee Bost (out 14 games) hit the court.

33 RICHMOND / A-10 / 3 / Kevin Anderson (17.8 ppg) and Justin Harper (10.6 ppg) anchor a squad going for back-to-back NCAA bids for the first time since 1990 and '91.

34 VANDERBILT / SEC / 3 / Rising 6'7" star Jeffery Taylor and deadeye John Jenkins (48.3% on three-pointers) give the 'Dores enough firepower to navigate a brutal SEC East.

35 MINNESOTA / BIG TEN / 4 / The Gophers have a nice blend of size (6'11" Ralph Sampson III, 6'10" Colton Iverson) and shooting (Blake Hoffarber, 46.7% on threes).

36 NEW MEXICO / MWC / 3 / Frontcourt transfers Drew Gordon (UCLA) and Emmanuel Negedu (Tennessee) team with guard Dairese Gary to make the Pit even tougher.

37 WEST VIRGINIA / BIG EAST / 2 / 6'8" Kevin Jones (13.5 ppg) and 6'2" Darryl Bryant (9.3 ppg) will try to bring coach Bob Huggins his 18th NCAA bid in 19 seasons.

38 GEORGIA / SEC / 4 / The end of the Dawgs' three-year run in the SEC East basement is near thanks to future NBA forward Trey Thompkins and superdunker Travis Leslie.

39 UNLV / MWC / 5 / Six of the Rebels' top seven scorers return, including 6'4" guard Tre'Von Willis (17.2 ppg), and they add Kansas transfer Quintrell Thomas up front.

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