Hurricanes could challenge for ACC title with 6'10", 292-pound bulldozer Reggie Johnson (10.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and three other senior starters.
Return of Tyler Haws (11.3 ppg as a freshman) from a two-year mission is key variable; 6'9" Brandon Davies and 6'2" Matt Carlino are known quantities.
NIT champs reward Johnny Dawkins with first NCAA bid, courtesy of guards Aaron Bright (11.7 ppg) and Chasson Randle (3FG%: 43.8%).
Behind 6'4" Khalif Wyatt (17.1 ppg), 6'6" Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson and BU transfer Jake O'Brien, Owls make final A-10 run before heading to Big East.
Versatile guard combo of Frantz Massenat and Damion Lee, plus VCU's defection to A-10, opens door for Dragons' first NCAA entry since 1996.
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