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2016 NCAA tournament qualifiers

South Region

No. 1 Kansas

RECORD: 30-4. LAST 10: 10-0.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 1.

BEST WIN: Beat No. 6 Oklahoma twice.

SCOUTING THE JAYHAWKS: No. 1 overall seed in their 47th appearance in NCAA tournament behind senior forward Perry Ellis’ 16.7 points, 5.9 rebounds per game.

2. Villanova

RECORD: 29-5. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: At-large. RPI: 4.

BEST WIN: Beat Xavier 95-64 on Dec. 31.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS: Making fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance, 36th overall, behind junior guard Josh Hart’s 15.5 points, 6.9 rebounds per game.

3. Miami

RECORD: 25-7. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 8.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 3 Virginia 64-61 on Feb. 22.

SCOUTING THE HURRICANES: Back in NCAA tournament for first time since 2013, eighth time overall, behind senior guard Sheldon McClellan’s 15.8 points per game.

4. California

RECORD: 23-10. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: At-large. RPI: 16.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 11 Oregon 83-63 on Feb. 11.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN BEARS: Back in NCAA tournament for first time since 2013, 19th overall, behind senior guard Tyrone Wallace’s 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists per game.

5. Maryland

RECORD: 25-8. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 15.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 18 Purdue 72-61 on Feb. 6.

SCOUTING THE TERRAPINS: Making second straight appearance and 26th overall in NCAA tournament behind sophomore guard Melo Trimble’s 14.4 points, 5.1 assists per game.

6. Arizona

RECORD: 25-8. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 26.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 25 California 64-61 on March 3.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS: Making fourth straight trip to NCAA tournament, 33rd appearance overall, behind senior forward Ryan Anderson’s 15.5 points, 10.1 rebounds per game.

7. Iowa

RECORD: 21-10. LAST 10: 4-6.

BID: At-large. RPI: 28.

BEST WIN: Beat Michigan State, Purdue twice.

SCOUTING THE HAWKEYES: Back in NCAA tournament for third straight year, 25th appearance overall, behind senior forward Jarrod Uthoff’s 18.9 points, 6.4 rebounds per game.

8. Colorado

RECORD: 22-11. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 35.

BEST WIN: Beat Oregon 91-87 on Jan. 17.

SCOUTING THE BUFFALOES: Earns NCAA tournament berth for fourth time in past five years, 14th appearance overall, behind senior forward Josh Scott’s 16.1 points, 8.7 rebounds per game.

9. Connecticut

RECORD: 23-10. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 37.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 21 Southern Methodist 68-62 on Feb. 18.

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES: Four-time NCAA champs earned 33rd trip to the “big dance,” first since 2014, behind sophomore guard Daniel Hamilton’s 12.5 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists per game.

10. Temple

RECORD: 21-11. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 63.

BEST WIN: Upset then-No. 8 SMU 89-80 on Jan. 24.

SCOUTING THE OWLS: Won American Athletic regular-season title, earned 32nd NCAA tournament appearance (first since 2013) behind senior guard Quenton DeCosey’s 15.6 points, 6.0 rebounds per game.

11. Vanderbilt

RECORD: 19-13. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 60.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 16 Kentucky 74-62 on Feb. 27.

SCOUTING THE COMMODORES: Ends four-year NCAA tournament drought, earns 14th appearance overall, behind sophomore guard Wade Baldwin IV’s 14.3 points, 5.2 assists, 4.0 rebounds per game.

11. Wichita State

RECORD: 24-8. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 51.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 25 Utah 67-50 on Dec. 12.

SCOUTING THE SHOCKERS: Making fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance, 13th overall, behind senior guard Ron Baker’s 14.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists per game.

12. South Dakota State

RECORD: 26-7. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 31.

BEST WIN: Beat Minnesota 84-70 on Dec. 8.

SCOUTING THE JACKRABBITS: Summit League tournament champs earned third NCAA tournament berth in seven years, first since 2013, behind freshman forward Mike Daum’s 15.2 points, 6.1 rebounds.

13. Hawaii

RECORD: 27-5. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 86.

BEST WIN: Beat Northern Iowa 68-52 on Dec. 23.

SCOUTING THE RAINBOW WARRIORS: Big West champs back in NCAA tournament for first time since 2002, fifth time overall, behind junior forward Stefan Jankovic’s 15.7 points, 6.6 rebounds per game.

14. Buffalo

RECORD: 20-14. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 91.

BEST WIN: Upset top seed Akron 64-61 in Mid-American tournament final.

SCOUTING THE BULLS: Make only NCAA tournament appearances in back-to-back years behind sophomore guard Lamonte Bearden’s 13.6 points, 4.2 assists per game.

15. UNC Asheville

RECORD: 22-11. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 139.

BEST WIN: Beat Winthrop twice, including Big South tournament final.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: Making fourth NCAA appearance, first since 2012, behind freshman guard Dwayne Sutton’s 12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds per game.

16. Austin Peay

RECORD: 18-17. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 188.

BEST WIN: Upset Tennessee-Martin 83-73 in Ohio Valley tournament final.

SCOUTING THE GOVERNORS: Earned seventh NCAA tournament appearance, first since 2008, behind senior center Chris Horton’s 18.9 points, 12.0 rebounds per game.

East Region

No. 1 North Carolina

RECORD: 28-6. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 5.

BEST WIN: Beat No. 4 Virginia 61-57 in ACC tournament final.

SCOUTING THE TAR HEELS: ACC champions making 47th NCAA tournament appearance behind senior forward Brice Johnson’s 16.6 points, 10.6 rebounds per game.

2. Xavier

RECORD: 27-5. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 7.

BEST WIN: Upset then-No. 1 Villanova 90-83 on Feb. 24.

SCOUTING THE MUSKETEERS: Back in NCAA tournament for third straight year, 26th overall, behind sophomore guard Trevon Bluiett’s 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds per game.

3. West Virginia

RECORD: 26-8. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 10.

BEST WIN: Upset No. 1 Kansas 74-63 on Jan. 12.

SCOUTING THE MOUNTAINEERS: Making second straight NCAA tournament appearance, 27th overall, behind senior guard Jaysean Paige’s 13.9 points, 3.5 rebounds per game.

4. Kentucky

RECORD: 26-8. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 12.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 16 Louisville 75-73 on Dec. 26.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS: Extends record with 55th NCAA tournament appearance behind freshman guard Jamal Murray’s 20.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists per game.

5. Indiana

RECORD: 25-7. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 24.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 14 Maryland 80-62 on March 6.

SCOUTING THE HOOSIERS: Making second straight appearance in NCAA tournament, 39th overall, behind senior guard Yogi Ferrell’s 17.0 points, 5.5 assists per game.

6. Notre Dame

RECORD: 21-11. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 32.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 2 North Carolina 80-76 on Feb. 6.

SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH: After making it to Final Four last year, return to NCAA tournament for 35th time behind senior forward Zach Auguste’s 14.4 points, 10.8 rebounds per game.

7. Wisconsin

RECORD: 20-12. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 40.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 4 Michigan State 77-76 on Jan. 17.

SCOUTING THE BADGERS: Making 18th straight appearance in NCAA tournament, 22nd overall, behind junior forward Nigel Hayes’ 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds per game.

8. Southern Cal

RECORD: 21-12. LAST 10: 3-7.

BID: At-large. RPI: 47.

BEST WIN: Beat Arizona 103-101 in four overtimes Jan. 9.

SCOUTING THE TROJANS: Back in NCAA tournament for first time since 2011, 17th appearance overall, behind sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin’s 13.4 points, 4.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds per game.

9. Providence

RECORD: 23-10. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 38.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 4 Villanova 82-76 on Jan. 24.

SCOUTING THE FRIARS: Returns to NCAA tournament for third straight year, 18th time overall, behind sophomore forward Ben Bentil’s 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds per game.

10. Pittsburgh

RECORD: 21-11. LAST 10: 4-6.

BID: At-large. RPI: 49.

BEST WIN: Beat then0No. 15 Duke 76-62 on Feb. 28.

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS: Back in NCAA tournament for third time in four years, 26th appearance overall, behind junior forward Michael Young’s 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds per game.

11. Michigan

RECORD: 22-12. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 58.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 3 Maryland 70-67 on Jan. 12.

SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES: Returns to NCAA tournament after one-year absence, 26th appearance overall, behind senior guard Caris LeVert’s 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists per game.

11. Tulsa

RECORD: 20-11. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 61.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 9 Wichita State 77-67 on Nov. 17.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN HURRICANE: Earned 15th NCAA tournament appearance, second in past three years, behind senior guard James Woodard’s 15.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game.

12. Chattanooga

RECORD: 29-5. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 53.

BEST WIN: Beat East Tennessee State three times, including Southern Conference tournament final.

SCOUTING THE MOCS: Set program record for wins, earned 11th NCAA tournament appearance and first since 2009 in coach Matt McCall’s first season.

13. Stony Brook

RECORD: 26-6. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 64.

BEST WIN: Beat Princeton 91-77 on Dec. 5.

SCOUTING THE SEAWOLVES: America East champs earn first NCAA tournament appearance behind senior forward Jameel Warney’s 19.8 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks per game.

14. Stephen F. Austin

RECORD: 27-5. LAST 10: 10-0.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 69.

BEST WIN: Beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi three times, including in Southland tournament final.

SCOUTING THE LUMMBERJACKS: Back in NCAA tournament for fourth time thanks to 20-game winning streak, three-time Southland tournament MVP Thomas Walkup’s 17.5 points, 6.8 rebounds per game.

15. Weber State

RECORD: 26-8. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 108.

BEST WIN: Beat South Dakota State 99-95 on Dec. 22.

SCOUTING THE WILDCATS: Sweeps Big Sky titles, earned 14th NCAA tournament appearance (first since 2014) behind senior forward Joel Bolomboy’s 17.2 points, 12.7 rebounds per game.

16. Florida Gulf Coast

RECORD: 20-13. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 217.

BEST WIN: 89-56 over No. 1 seed North Florida in Atlantic Sun tournament semifinals.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES: Making second NCAA appearance in four years behind junior forward Marc Eddy Norelia’s 17.2 points per game.

16. Fairleigh Dickinson

RECORD: 18-14. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 208.

BEST WIN: Beat top seed Wagner 87-79 in Northeast tournament final.

SCOUTING THE KNIGHTS: Earned fifth NCAA tournament appearance, first in 11 years, behind sophomore guard Darian Anderson’s 15.4 points, 3.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds per game.

Midwest Region

No. 1 Virginia

RECORD: 26-7. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 3.

BEST WIN: Beat No. 7 North Carolina 79-74 on Feb. 27.

SCOUTING THE CAVALIERS: Return to NCAA tournament for third straight year, 20th time overall, behind ACC Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon’s 18.7 points per game.

2. Michigan State

RECORD: 29-5. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: At-large. RPI: 11.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 4 Kansas 79-93 on Nov. 17.

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS: Back in NCAA tournament for 19th straight year, 30th overall, behind senior guard Denzel Valentine’s 19.6 points, 7.6 assists, 7.5 rebounds per game.

3. Utah

RECORD: 26-8. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: At-large. RPI: 9.

BEST WIN: Beat No. 24 California twice.

SCOUTING THE UTES: Making second straight NCAA tournament appearance, 28th overall, behind sophomore forward Jakob Poeltl’s 17.6 points, 9.0 rebounds per game.

4. Iowa State

RECORD: 21-11. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 21.

BEST WIN: Upset then-No. 4 Kansas 85-72 on Jan. 25.

SCOUTING THE CYCLONES: Back in NCAA tournament for fifth straight year, 18th overall, behind senior forward Georges Niang’s 19.8 points, 6.2 rebounds per game.

5. Purdue

RECORD: 26-8. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 14.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 8 Michigan State 82-81 on Feb. 9.

SCOUTING THE BOILERMAKERS: Return to NCAA tournament for second straight year, 30th appearance overall, behind senior center A.J. Hammons’ 15.1 points, 7.9 rebounds per game.

6. Seton Hall

RECORD: 25-8. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 21.

BEST WIN: Upset No. 3 Villanova 69-67 in Big East tournament final.

SCOUTING THE PIRATES: Sophomore guard Isaiah Whitehead’s 18.2 points per game leads team to first Big East tournament title since 1993, first NCAA appearance (10th overall) since 2006.

7. Dayton

RECORD: 25-7. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 20.

BEST WIN: Beat Iowa 82-77 on Nov. 26.

SCOUTING THE FLYERS: Return to NCAA tournament for third straight year, 17th time overall, behind junior guard Charles Cooke’s 15.7 points, 6.0 rebounds per game.

8. Texas Tech

RECORD: 19-12. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 34.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 3 Oklahoma 65-63 on Feb. 17.

SCOUTING THE RED RAIDERS: Making first appearance in NCAA tournament since 2007, 15th overall, behind senior guard Toddrick Gotcher’s 11.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game.

9. Butler

RECORD: 21-10. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 54.

BEST WIN: Beat Purdue 74-68 on Dec. 19.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: Back in NCAA tournament for second straight year, 14th time overall, behind sophomore forward Kelan Martin’s 16.1 points, 6.8 rebounds per game.

10. Syracuse

RECORD: 19-13. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 68.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 20 Duke 64-62 on Jan. 18.

SCOUTING THE ORANGE: Making 38th NCAA tournament appearance, first since 2014, behind senior forward Michael Gbinije’s 17.8 points, 4.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds per game.

11. Gonzaga

RECORD: 26-7. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 46.

BEST WIN: Beat Saint Mary’s 85-75 in the West Coast tournament final.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: Perennial NCAA tournament contender earned 18th straight appearance, 19th overall, behind senior forward Kyle Wiltjer’s 20.7 points, 6.5 rebounds per game.

12. Arkansas-Little Rock

RECORD: 29-4. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 45.

BEST WIN: Beat San Diego State 49-43 on Nov. 21.

SCOUTING THE TROJANS: Back in NCAA tournament for first time since 2011, fifth appearance overall, behind senior guard Josh Hagins’ 13.1 points, 4.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds per game.

13. Iona

RECORD: 22-10. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 88.

BEST WIN: Upset top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 in Metro Atlantic tournament final.

SCOUTING THE GAELS: Earned 11th NCAA tournament appearance, first since 2013, behind Jerry West Award finalist A.J. English’s 22.4 points, 6.2 assists per game.

14. Fresno State

RECORD: 25-9. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 69.

BEST WIN: Beat top seed San Diego State 68-63 in Mountain West tournament final.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: Ends 15-year NCAA tournament drought (sixth appearance overall), wins first Mountain West title behind senior guard Marvelle Harris’ 20.6 points per game.

15. Middle Tennessee

RECORD: 24-9. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 76.

BEST WIN: Edged Old Dominion 55-53 in Conference USA tournament final.

SCOUTING THE BLUE RAIDERS: Earned eighth trip to NCAA tournament, first since 2013, behind sophomore guard Giddy Potts’ 15.0 points, 5.5 rebounds per game.

16. Hampton

RECORD: 21-10. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 160.

BEST WIN: Beat S.C. State 81-69 in Mid-Eastern Athletic tournament title game.

SCOUTING THE PIRATES: Earned second straight NCAA tournament appearance, fifth overall, behind senior guard Quinton Chievous’ 17.0 points, 11.0 rebounds per game.

West Region

No. 1 Oregon

RECORD: 28-6. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 2.

BEST WIN: Beat No. 12 Utah three times, including in Pac-12 tournament final.

SCOUTING THE DUCKS: Back in NCAA tournament for 14th time behind sophomore forward Dillon Brooks’ 16.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists per game.

2. Oklahoma

RECORD: 25-7. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 6.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 9 Villanova 78-55 on Dec. 7.

SCOUTING THE SOONERS: Back in NCAA tournament for fourth straight year, 30th appearance overall, behind senior guard Buddy Heild’s 25.0 ponts, 5.6 rebounds per game.

3. Texas A&M

RECORD: 26-8. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: At-large. RPI: 18.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 14 Kentucky 79-77 on Feb. 20.

SCOUTING THE AGGIES: Returns to NCAA tournament for first time since 2011, 13th appearance overall, behind senior guard Jalen Jones’ 15.6 points, 7.1 rebounds per game.

4. Duke

RECORD: 23-10. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 19.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 5 North Carolina 74-73 on Feb. 17.

SCOUTING THE BLUE DEVILS: Off-season still gets them into the NCAA tournament for the 21st straight year, 40th time overall, behind sophomore guard Grayson Allen’s 21.6 points per game.

5. Baylor

RECORD: 22-11. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 25.

BEST WIN: Beat Iowa State, Texas twice.

SCOUTING THE BEARS: Gets into NCAA tournament for third straight year, 10th appearance overall, behind senior forward Taurean Prince’s 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds per game.

6. Texas

RECORD: 20-12. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: At-large. RPI: 27.

BEST WIN: Upset then-No. 3 Oklahoma 76-63 on Feb. 27.

SCOUTING THE LONGHORNS: Back in NCAA tournament for third straight year, 33rd appearance overall, behind junior guard Isaiah Taylor’s 14.8 points, 4.9 assists per game.

7. Oregon State

RECORD: 19-12. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 29.

BEST WIN: Beat Oregon on Jan. 3, Utah on Feb. 4.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: Returns to NCAA tournament for first time since 1990, 17th appearance overall, behind senior guard Gary Payton II’s 15.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists per game.

8. Saint Joseph’s

RECORD: 27-7. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 23.

BEST WIN: Beat Dayton twice, including Atlantic 10 tournament semifinals.

SCOUTING THE HAWKS: Back in NCAA tournament for 21st time, first since 2012, behind senior forward Isaiah Miles’ 18.2 points, 8.0 rebounds per game.

9. Cincinnati

RECORD: 22-10. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: At-large. RPI: 44.

BEST WIN: Beat then-No. 24 SMU 61-54 on March 6.

SCOUTING THE BEARCATS: Earned sixth straight NCAA tournament appearance, 30th overall, behind junior guard Troy Caupain’s 13.2 points. 4.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds per game.

10. Virginia Commonwealth

RECORD: 24-10. LAST 10: 7-3.

BID: At-large. RPI: 33.

BEST WIN: Beat Saint Joseph’s 85-82 on Jan. 5.

SCOUTING THE RAMS: Back in NCAA tournament for sixth straight year, 15th time overall, behind senior guard Melvin Johnson’s 17.8 points per game.

11. Northern Iowa

RECORD: 22-12. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 73.

BEST WIN: Beat three Top 25 teams – then-No. 1 North Carolina, then-No. 5 Iowa State and then-No. 25 Wichita State.

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS: Missouri Valley champs earned second straight NCAA berth, eighth overall, behind senior guard Wes Washpun’s 14.3 points, 5.2 assists per game.

12. Yale

RECORD: 22-6. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 43.

BEST WIN: 71-55 over Columbia in season finale to clinch Ivy League title.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: Ends 54-year NCAA tournament drought, making third appearance overall, behind senior forward Justin Sears’ 15.8 points, 7.5 rebounds per game.

13. UNC Wilmington

RECORD: 25-7. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 47.

BEST WIN: 80-73 in overtime over Hofstra in Colonial tournament final.

SCOUTING THE SEAHAWKS: Ends 10-year NCAA tournament hiatus, earn fifth appearance overall, behind junior guard Chris Flemmings’ 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds per game.

14. Green Bay

RECORD: 23-12. LAST 10: 8-2.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 120.

BEST WIN: Upset top seed Valparaiso, No. 3 seed Wright State in Horizon League semis, final.

SCOUTING THE PHOENIX: Ends 20-year NCAA tournament drought, earned fifth appearance overall, behind senior guard Carrington Love’s 17.7 points, 3.5 assists, 2.6 steals per game.

15. CSU Bakersfield

RECORD: 24-8. LAST 10: 9-1.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 124.

BEST WIN: Upset top seed New Mexico State 57-54 in Western Athletic tournament final.

SCOUTING THE ROADRUNNERS: Earns first appearance in NCAA tournament behind WAC tournament MVP performance of junior guard Dedrick Basile.

16. Holy Cross

RECORD: 14-19. LAST 10: 5-5.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 249.

BEST WIN: Upset four higher-seeded teams to win Patriot League tournament.

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS: Finishing next to last in conference, earned 13th NCAA tournament berth, first since 2007, behind junior forward Malachi Alexander’s 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists.

16. Southern

RECORD: 22-12. LAST 10: 6-4.

BID: Automatic. RPI: 186.

BEST WIN: Beat Mississippi State 76-72 on Nov. 16.

SCOUTING THE JAGUARS: Southwestern Athletic champs back in NCAA tournament for first time since 2013, ninth time overall, behind senior guard Adrian Rodgers’ 16.6 points, 5.4 rebounds per game.

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