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With trio of productive guards back, Bearcats hope Justin Jackson and freshman Shaquille Thomas help them survive treacherous Big East.
41 SAINT JOSEPH'S/A-10/5
A-10's best shooting team has four double-digit scorers back as well as do-it-all forward Halil Kanacevic (8.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 3.7 apg).
42 OKLAHOMA STATE/Big 12/4
Freshman Marcus Smart, a Billy Donovan favorite from U.S.'s U-18 FIBA gold medal team, could be best Cowboy from Day One.
All nine players who took UNC to OT in Sweet 16 return, including star guard D.J. Cooper, while MAC veteran Jim Christian replaces coach John Groce.
44 SAINT MARY'S/WCC/4
Conference POY Matthew Dellavedova started for Australia at Olympics; paced Boomers with 4.5 assists per game while averaging 7.3 points.
45 COLORADO STATE/MWC/4