Bulldogs' stay near bottom of nation in 3FG% (28.1) will be abbreviated by arrivals of Arkansas transfer Rotnei Clarke and freshman Kellen Dunham.
The 6'8" freshman Devonta Pollard holds key up front for Tide, which has loaded backcourt and will execute Anthony Grant's suffocating defense.
Tigers take advantage of Harvard scandal to win Ivy bid, riding front line of Ian Hummer (6'7"), Mack Darrow (6'9") and Brendan Connolly (6'11").
53 ILLINOIS STATE/MVC/4
First-year coach Dan Muller ends 15-year NCAA drought, thanks to stud senior forward Jackie Carmichael and sharpshooting backcourt.
54 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE/Sun Belt/4
Unfinished business for four senior starters, who saw seemingly sure bid disappear in Sun Belt tournament upset last year.