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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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40 MARQUETTE / BIG EAST / 2 / The undersized Golden Eagles are counting on 6'4" freshman Vander Blue and juco D-I POY Jae Crowder to extend their NCAA streak to six.

41 ARIZONA / PAC-10 / 4 / It's Year 2 for coach Sean Miller, and last season's Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Derrick Williams (15.7 ppg) should have the Cats dancing again.

42 MARYLAND / ACC / 2 / Junior Sean Mosley and some freshmen will have to fill the backcourt void left by Greivis Vasquez, but coach Gary Williams always finds a way.

43 XAVIER / A-10 / 3 / One of only two teams to make three straight Sweet 16s, the X-men will rebuild with guards Tu Holloway and Dante Jackson and 6'8" Jamel McLean.

44 DAYTON / A-10 / 2 / Forwards Chris Wright (13.7 ppg) and Chris Johnson (11.9 ppg) return for the NIT champs, and 6-foot frosh Juwan Staten will be a star.

45 ARIZONA STATE / PAC-10 / 3 / Last year's Pac-10 runner-up will rely on three seniors and newcomers Keala King and Carrick Felix, a 6'6" juco who first committed to Duke.

46 MURRAY STATE / OVC / 3 / Eight players who averaged at least 10 minutes return to a team that tore through the Ohio Valley (17--1) and beat Vanderbilt in the NCAAs.

47 SETON HALL / BIG EAST / 4 / Herb Pope, who averaged a double double, and Jeremy Hazell (20.4 ppg) give first-year coach Ralph Willard a chance for early success.

48 NOTRE DAME / BIG EAST / 3 / The Irish start four seniors, including the emerging forward Tim Abromaitis, and add standout freshman playmaker Eric Atkins.

49 UCLA / PAC-10 / 3 / The climb back begins with guard Malcolm Lee, forward Tyler Honeycutt and a pair of freshmen, center Joshua Smith and guard Tyler Lamb.

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