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Filling the Brackets
Bill Trocchi
November 12, 2012
There are plenty of NCAA sleepers in the Lower 48
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November 12, 2012

Filling The Brackets

There are plenty of NCAA sleepers in the Lower 48

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Golden Eagles have Warren Niles (12.1 ppg) and a strong core returning; now in a weaker conference, they end five-year tournament drought.

61 LIU BROOKLYN/NEC/4

Julian Boyd (17.4 ppg) and Jamal Olasewere (16.9 ppg), nation's top returning scoring duo, get coach Jack Perri into tournament in his first season.

62 LONG BEACH STATE/Big West/1

Influx of transfers—Keala King (Arizona State), Tony Freeland (DePaul) and Dan Jennings (West Virginia)—gives 49ers league title.

63 MERCER/Atlantic Sun/4

Defending CIT champs will make Big Dance for first time since 1985 thanks to point guard Langston Hall and defense-first frontcourt.

64 MONTANA/Big Sky/3

League's best two players—6'1" Will Cherry and 6'5" Kareem Jamar—share backcourt and get Wayne Tinkle his third NCAA bid in four seasons.

65 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN/Big South/4

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