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FILLING THE BRACKETS
BILL TROCCHI
November 14, 2011
SI PICKS THE 48 TEAMS THAT WILL JOIN THE TOP 20 IN THE BIG DANCE NEXT MARCH
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November 14, 2011

Filling The Brackets

SI PICKS THE 48 TEAMS THAT WILL JOIN THE TOP 20 IN THE BIG DANCE NEXT MARCH

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Six of top seven scorers are back, including double double machine PF Samme Givens, for a team that must improve its 61.6% FT shooting.

46 BELMONT / ATLANTIC SUN / 4

Nation's leader in scoring margin (17.5) in 2011 brings back 10 players who averaged at least 10 minutes per game.

47 BUTLER / HORIZON / 2

The magical Brad Stevens must rebuild, with forward Khyle Marshall (51.1% FG), SG Chrishawn Hopkins and veteran PG Ronald Nored.

48 NEVADA / WAC / 5

In farewell to WAC, Pack features transfers from Indiana (SG Malik Story) and Duke (PF Olek Czyz), plus preseason WAC POY Deonte Burton (13.7 ppg).

49 OREGON / PAC-12 / 3

Former Wake big man Tony Woods fortifies frontcourt, while freshman SG Jabari Brown led the Ducks in scoring on preseason tour in Italy.

50 SAINT LOUIS / A-10 / 5

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