50 UTAH STATE / WAC / 4 / The Aggies are favored to win the WAC again, but a soft schedule will keep them on the bubble if they don't win the conference tournament.
51 CREIGHTON / MVC / 4 / Ex--Iowa State coach Greg McDermott returns to the Valley with an experienced team that brings in 6'9" Rutgers transfer Gregory Echenique.
52 NORTHWESTERN / BIG TEN / 4 / With Michael Thompson (14.2 ppg), John Shurna (18.2) and Drew Crawford (10.0), the Wildcats should end their 71-year NCAA drought.
53 OHIO / MAC / 3 / With the 5'11" D.J. Cooper running the show and 6'5" Tommy Freeman burying threes, the Bobcats won't be the Mid-American's No. 9 seed again.
54 UCSB / BIG WEST / 4 / The Gauchos bring back conference POY Orlando Johnson (18.0 ppg) and forward James Nunnally (nine 20-point games last season).
55 WEBER STATE / BIG SKY / 2 / Guard Damian Lillard, the nation's top scorer among juniors (19.9 ppg), has led the Wildcats to two straight regular-season conference titles.
56 FAIRFIELD / MAAC / 4 / Coach Ed Cooley has upped the Stags' win total in each of his four seasons. This year he's aiming for the school's first NCAA berth since 1997.
57 WOFFORD / SOUTHERN / 4 / The reigning conference champs have five seniors, including 6'6" Noah Dahlman, who has scored in double figures in 48 straight games.
58 OAKLAND / SUMMIT / 3 / Senior big man Keith Benson (17.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg) is on NBA radars after he led the Golden Grizzlies to a 17--1 conference record.
59 NORTH TEXAS / SUN BELT / 4 / Double-double forward George Odufuwa gets help with the return of Dominique Johnson, a guard who lost last year to a broken ankle.