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Robert Stephens, Featured Writer

2013 NCAA MARCH MADNESS PREVIEW

 

March 20, 2013 - The Madness arrived Tuesday night as North Carolina A&T edged Liberty 73-72 to earn the right to face top seed Louisville Thursday in Lexington. The Aggies were led in scoring by Jr. Jeremy Underwood (Coolidge) who finished with 19 points. A&T improved to 20-16 on the year.

In the night cap St. Mary's (Ca.) defeated Liberty 67-54. St. Mary's 28-6 will face Memphis Thursday.

The Big East had eight teams selected to lead all
conferences in teams included in the 2013 edition of March Madness.The Big Ten had seven teams selected, followed by the Atlantic 10, Mountain West, and Pac 12 with five teams each. The ACC had only four teams picked for this years tournament.


We will give you the list of seeds for each region with each teams overall record as well as their conference
record. The eight versus nine matchup has always been entertaining as well as the four versus thirteen bracket. Five versus 12 should be watched also.

Lets us begin with the South Bracket home of the
Georgetown Hoyas. The Hoyas will travel to Philadelphia to face Florida Golf Coast.

Markel Starks wants NCAA success.

"I don't know a anything about them but they are in
the tournament," said Hoya head coach John Thompson III. I know they beat Miami the ACC champion."

Let’s take a look at the South Region.


# 1 Kansas 29-5 (14-4) is led in scoring by Fr. 6'5 Ben McLemore 16.4 pts, and 5.3 rebs. Sr. 7. Jeff Whitney 13.6 and 8.4 rebs, 6'6 Travis Releford 11.5 pts. 3.7 rebs, and Sr. 6'4 Elijah Johnson 10.1 pts. 4.8 asst.

# 2 Georgetown 25-6 (14-4) is led by So. 6'7 Otto
Porter 16.4 pts. 7.5 rebs. 2.7 assist. Jr. 6'2 Markel Starks 12.4 pts, Fr. 6'3 Devantes Rivera-Smith 9. Jr. 6'8 Nate Lubick 7.4 pts. 5.4 rebs, So. 6'5 Jabril Trawick 5.6 pts. 2.9 asst, Jr. 6'8 Mikael Hopkins 5.8 points. 2.8 rebs. and Jr. 6'8 Moses Ayegba 2.4 rebounds.

# 3 Florida 26-7 (14-4) is led by Sr. 6'2 Kenny
Boyton 12.5 pts. 3.2rebs. 2.9 asst, Sr. 6'10 Erik Murphy 12.4 pts. 5.2 rebs, Sr. 6'3 Micheal Rosario 12.3 pts. 2.3 asst, Jr. 6'9 Patric Young 10.5 pts. 6.2 rebs. and Jr. 6'2 Scott Wilbekin 9 pts. and 5.1 asst.

# 4 Michigan 26-7 (12-6) features So. 6' Terry Burke
19.2 pts. 6.7 assts, Jr. 6'6 Tim Hardaway Jr. 14.8 pts. 4.6, rebs, Fr. 6'6 Nike Stauskas 11.7 pts. 5.1 rebs, Fr. 6'6 Glen Robinson 10.8 pts. 5.5 rebs. and Fr. 6'10 Mitch McGary

# 5 VCU 26-8 (12-4) is led by local hoopster So. 6'5
Traveon Graham (St. Mary's Ryken) 15.7 pts. 6 rebs, Sr. 6'9 Juvonte Reddic 14.5 pts. 8.2 rebs. 6 asst, Sr. 6'4 Troy Daniels 12.2 pts. 3.1 rebs, and Jr. 6'2 Rob Bradenberg 10.6

# 6 UCLA 25-9 (13-5) is without Fr. 6'5 Jordan Adams. 15.3 pts. 3.8 rebs. Huge Loss for Bruins ! Fr. 6'6 Shabazz Muhammed 18.3 pts. 5.1 rebs, Jr. 6'10 Travis Wear 11pts. 5.1 rebs, Fr. 6'8 Kyle Anderson 9.9 pts. 8.9 Sr, 6'2 Larry Drew 7.3 pts. 7.7 asst. and Jr. David Wear 7.1 pts. and 5 rebs.

# 7 San Diego St. 22-10 (9-7) is led by Jr. 6'5 Jammal Franklin 16.7 pts. 9.5 rebs. 3.2 asst, Sr. 6'3 Chase
Tapley 13.5 pts. 2.8 asst, Sr. 6'8 Deshawn Stephens 5.9 pts. 4.9 rebs. and Jr. 6'3 Xavier Thames 9.8 pts.

# 8 North Carolina 24-10 (12-6) the Tar Heels feature
So. 6'9 James McAdoo 14.6 pts. 7.6 rebs, Jr. 6'7 Reggie Bullock 14.2 pts. 6.4 rebs, So. 6'5 P.J.Hairston 13.6 pts 4.2 rebs and Fr. 6' Marcus Paige 7.6 and 4.6 asst.

# 9 Villanova 20-13 (10-8) is led by So. 6'5 Jay Vaughn Pinkston 12.9 pts. 4.9 rebs, Fr, Ryan Arcidiacano 12.3 pts.So. Darrun Hillard 12.3 pts. 3.1 asst. and Sr.Mouphtaou Yarou 9.6 pts. and 7.7 rebs.

#10 Oklahoma 20-10 (11-7) the Sooners are led by
Sr. 6'8 Romero Osby 15.7 pts. 6.9 rebs. Sr. 6'4 Steven
Pledger 12 pts. 3.3 rebs. Jr. 6'10 Amath 10.3 pts.
5.3 rebs.

#11 Minnesota 20-12 (8-10) Gophers are led by So. 6'1 Hollins 13.9 pts. 3.5 rebs. 3.4 asst. Sr. 6'7 Rodney Williams 10.3 pts. 5.1 rebs.and Sr. 6'8 Trevor Mbakme 10 pts and 8.7 rebounds.

#12 Akron 26-6 (14-2) feature big front line Sr. 7'
Zeke Marshall 13 pts. 6.9 rebs. Jr. 6'7 Demetrius Treadwell 11.2 pts. 7.7 rebs. and Jr. 6'8 Nick Harney 9.6 and 4.0 rebs.

#13 South Dakota State 25-9 (13-3) is led by Sr. 6'4
Nate Walters 22.8 pts. 5.7 rebs. 5.7 asst. Jr. 6'8 Jordan
Dykestra 12.3 pts. 7.9 rebs. and Jr. 6'6 Chade White
10.1pts.and 4 asst.

#14 Northwestern St. 23-8 (15-3) features Jr. 6'7
DeQuan Hicks 14.2 pts. 5.9 rebs. and Sr. 6' Shamir Davis 12.4.

#15 Florida Golf Coast 24-10 (13-5) the Hoyas
first round opponent features Sr. 6'4 Sherwood Brown
15.2 pts. 6.3 rebounds. So. 6'3 Bernard Thompson 14.1 pts. Jr. 6'8 Chase Fieler 11.8 pts. and 5.3 asst.

#16 Western Kentucky 20-15 (10-10) features two
sophomores 6'4 T.J.Price 15.3 pts. 4.4 rebs. 2.4 asst.
George Fant 12.9 pts. and 6.8 rebs.

The East Regional top seed are the Hoosiers of Indiana.

# 1 Indiana 27-6 (14-4) they feature So. 7' Cody Zeller 16.8 pts. 8.1 rebs. So. 6'6 Victor Oladipo (DeMatha) 13.7 pts, 6.2 rebs. Sr. 6'9 Christian Watford 12.4 pts. 6.4 rebounds. Fr. 6' Kevin Farrell 9.9 pts.

Vic Oladipo leads the Hoosiers. (Courtesy of Indiana).

# 2 Miami 27-6 (15-3) So. 5'11 Shane Larkin 13.7 pts.
4.4 asst. 3.8 rebs. Sr. 6'11 Kenny Kadji 13.6 pts. 3.9 rebs. Sr. 6'5 Durand Scott 12.9 pts. 4.1 rebs. Sr. 6'5 Trey McKinney 9.2 pts. 3.3 rebs.


#3 Marquette 23-8 (14-4) is led by Jr. 6'4 Vander Blue
14.4 pts. 3.3 rebs. Jr. 6'8 Davante Gardner 11.5 pts. 4.8 rebs. Jr. 6'7 Jamil Wilson 9.2 pts. 4.8 rebs.and Sr. 6'1 Junior Cadougan 8.6 pts. 4.2 assist.

# 4 Syracuse 26-9 (11-7) features Sr. 6'4 Brandon
Triche 14pts. 3.4 rebs. 3.7 asst. Sr. 6'8 James Southerland 13.8 pts. 5.2 rebs. Jr. 6'7 CJ Fair 14.5 pts. 7.2 rebs. and So. 6'5 Micheal Carter-Williams 12.3 pts. 7.8 asst. 4 rebs.

# 5 UNLV 25-9 (10-6) is led by Fr. 6'8 Anthony
Bennett 16.2 pts. 8 rebs. Sr. 6'3 Anthony Marshall 10.6 pts. 5.8 asst. 4.4 rebs. Jr. 6'8 Mike Moser 7.5 pts. 6 rebs. And So. 6'5 Bryce Dejean jones 9.8 pts. 4.4 asst.

# 6 Butler 28-5 (11-5) features Sr. 6' Rotnei Clark
16.7 pts. 2.8 asst. Sr. 6'11 Andrew Smith 10.9 pts. 5.8 asst. So. 6'4 Roosevelt Jones 10.4 pts. 5.8 rebs. 3.5 asst. and Fr. 6'6 Kellen Dunham 10.2 pts.

# 7 Illinois 22-12 (8-10) is led by Sr. Brandon Paul
16.6 pts. 4.4 asst. Sr. 6'3 D.J. Richardson 12.4 pts. 3.9 rebs and So. 6'1 Tracy Abrams 10.6 10.6 pts. 3.5 rebs. 3.3 asst.

# 8 North Carolina State 24-10 (8-10) features
Jr. C.J. Lelsie 14.9 pts. 7.5 rebs. Sr. Richard Howell 12.7 pts, 10.6 rebs. Jr. 6'5 Lorenzo Brown 12.5 pts. 7 asst. 4.3 rebs. Fr. 6'8 TJ Warren 12.2 pts. 4.3 rebounds.and Sr. 6'6 Scott Wood 12.1 pts.

# 9 Temple 23-9 (11-5) is led by Sr. 6'4 Sr. Khalif
Wyatt 19.9 pts. 4.1 asst. Sr. 6'6 Scootie Randall 11.8 pts, 6.3 rebs. So. 6'9 Anthony Lee 10.3 pts. 7.1 rebs, and Sr. 6'6 Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson 8.6 points 6.1 rebs.

#10 Colorado 21-11 (10-8) features So. 6'6 Spencer
Dinwiddie 15.5 pts. 3.5 rebs. 3.0 asst. So. 6'1 Askia
Booker 12.4 pts. 3.6 asst. and Jr. 6'7 Andre Roberson
10.7 pts. and 11.3 rebs.

#11 Bucknell 28-5 (12-2) Sr. 6'11 Mike Muscara
19 pts. 11.2 rebs. and Jr. 6'5 Cameron Ayers 12.5 pts.
4 asst.

#12 California 20-11 (12-6) Jr. 6'6 Allen Crabbe
18.6 pts. 6.0 rebs. 2.7 asst. Jr. 6'3 Justin Cobbs 15.1 pts. 3.5 rebs. 4.8 asst. and Jr. 6'10 Richard Soloman 8.4 pts. and 6.5 rebs.

# 13 Montana 25-6 (19-1) are led by Jr. 6'5 Kareem
Jamar 14.1 pts. 5.9 rebs. 4.1 asst. and Sr. 6'1 Will Cherry 13.3 pts. 4.4 rebs. 4.3 asst.

# 14 Davidson 26-7 (17-1) features Sr. 6'10 Jake Cohen 14.8 pts. 5.5 rebs. and Jr. 6'7 DeMon Brooks 13.8 pts. and 6.2 rebounds.

# 15 Pacific 22-12 (13-5) Sr. 6' Lorenzo McCloud
11.2 pts. 4.1 asst. and Sr. 6'6 Travis Fulton 9.2 pts.
3.8 rebs.


# 16 spot is the winner of the LIU-James Madison
which has yet to be played. LIU 20-13 features Sr. 6'7
Jamal Olasewere (Springbrook) 19.2 pts. 8.4 rebs.
and Sr. 6'1 CJ Garner (Springbrook) 14.8 pts. 4.3 rebs.
and 2.6 asst.

James Madison 20-14 is led by Sr. 6'6 Rayshawn
Goins 12.7 pts. 7.4 rebs. and Sr. 6'6 A.J. Davis 12.1 pts. 3.6 rebs.

The West Region.

# 1 The Top seed in the West is Gonzaga 31-2 (16-0)
they feature Jr. 7' Kelly Olynk 17.7 pts. 7 rebs. Sr 6'4 Elias Harris 14.6 pts. 7.5 rebs. So. 6'2 Kevin Pangos 11.7 pts. 3.3 asst. and So. 6'1 Gary Bell 9.3 pts.

# 2 Ohio St. 26-7 (13-5) is led by Jr. 6'7 Deshawn
Thomas 19.7 pts. 6.2 rebs. Jr. 6'4 Lenzelle Smith 9.9 pts. 4.9 rebs. Jr. 6'2 Aaron Craft 9.6 pts. 4.6 asst. 3.5 rebs. So. 6'7 Quinton Ross 7.5 pts. 2.8 rebs. and So. 6'1 Shannon Scott 5.1pts. 3.8 asst.

# 3 New Mexico 29-5 (13-3) is led by Jr. 6'4 Kendall
Williams 13.5 pts. 5 asst. 3.7 rebs. Jr. 6'7 Tony Snell
12.4 pts. Fr. 6'9 Cameron Bairstow 9.6 pts. 5.8 rebs.
So. 7' Alex Kirk 12.1 pts. 8 rebs.

# 4 Kansas State 27-7 (14-4) is led by Sr. 6'4 Rodney
Magruder (Carroll) 15.1 pts. 5.2 rebs. So. 5'11 Angel
Rodruquez 11.5 pts. 5 asst. Jr. 6'6 Shane Southwell
8.3 pts. 3.7 rebs. Sr. 6'11 Jordan Henriquez 4.5 pts.
4.7 rebs.

# 5 Wisconsin 23-10 (12-6) features Jr. 6'1 Ben Brust 11.4 pts. 5.3 rebs. 2.4 asst. Sr. 6'10 Jared Berggren 11.3 pts. 7 rebs. Sr. 6'6 Reggie Evans 10.2 pts. 7.4 rebs. Fr. 6'7 Sam Dekker 9.4 pts. 3.4 rebs.

# 6 Arizona 25-7 (12-6) Sr. 6'1 Mark Lyons 14.9 pts.
3. asst. Sr. 6'7 Soloman Hill 13.6 pts. 5.2 rebs. Sr. 6'3
Nick Johnson 11.6 pts. 3.6 rebs. 3.1 asst. Sr. 6'6 Kevin
Parron 8.7 pts. 5 rebs. 7' Fr. Kaleb Tarczweski 6.6 pts.
5.9 rebs.

# 7 Notre Dame 25-9 (11-7) are led by Sr. 6'9
Jack Cooley 13.3 pts. 10.5 rebs. Jr. 6'5 Jerian Grant
(DeMatha) 13.3 PTS. 5.7 asst. 2.7 rebs. Jr. 6'2 Eric
Atkins 11.6 pts. 5.8 asst.

# 8 Pittsburgh 24-8 (12-6) Sr. 6' Troy Woodall
11.2 pts. 5.3 asst. Jr. 6'5 Lamar Patterson 9.9 pts.
4.2 rebs. Jr. 6'9 Talib Zanna (McNamara) 9.7 PTS.
6.1 rebs. Fr. 6'2 James Robinson (DeMatha) 6 pts.
3.5 asst. Fr. 7' Steve Adams 7.1 pts. 6.2 rbs.

# 9 Wichita State 26-8 are led by Jr. 6'8 Cleanthong
Early 14.5 pts. 5.e rebs. Sr. 6'8 Carl Hill 12.4 pts.
7. rebs. Sr. 6' Malcolm Armstead 9.8 pts. 4 asst.

# 10 Iowa State 22-11 features Jr. 6'7 Will Clyburn
15.2 pts. 7.1 rebs. Jr. 6'6 Melvin Ejim 10.6 pts. 9.3 rebs. Sr. 5'11 Korie Lucious 10.4 pts. 5.5 asst. Fr. 6'7
Georges Niang 11.8 pts. 4.5 rebs.

#11 Belmont 26-6 (14-2) Sr. 6'3 Ian Clark 18.1 pts.
3.3 rebs. Sr. 6'1 Kerron Johnson 13.7 pts. 3.2 rebs.
4.8 asst. Sr. 6'7 Trever Noack 12.5 pts. 5.5 rebs.

# 12 Mississippi 26-8 (12-6) Jr. 6'2 Marshall 19.7pts.
Sr. 6'7 Murphy Holloway 14.6 pts. 9.6 rebs. So. 6'3
Jarvis Summers 9.2 pts. 3.8 asst.

# 13 Boise State 21-10-LaSalle 21-9 game played too late to get in report. Boise State features So. 6'6 Anthony Drmic 17.3 pts. 4.6 rebs. 2.4 asst. So 6'3 Derrick Marks 16.3 pts. 3.7 rebs. 3.9 asst. Jr. 6'2 Jeff Elorriaga 10.3 pts. 3.5 rebs.

LaSalle 21-9 Sr. 6'3 Ramon Galloway 17.4 pts. 4.7 rebs. Jr. 6' Tyreek Duren 15 pts. 3.4 asst. Jr. 6-1
Tyrone Garland 12.7 pts. So. 6'11 Steve Zack 6.4 pts.
6.4 rebs.

# 14 Harvard 19-9 (11-3) So. 6'5 Wesley Saunders
16.5 pts. 4.1 rebs. 3.4 asst. Fr. 6' Siyani Chambers
12.9 pts. 5.7 asst. Sr. 6'5 Christian Webster (Landon)
8.4 pts.

# 15 Iona 20-13 (11-7) Sr. 6' Lamont Jones 23.
3.1 rebs. 5.1 asst. So. 6'8 David Laury 13.1 pts. 10.4 rebs.

# 16 Southern 23-9 (15-3) are led by Jr. 6'6 Malcolm
Miller 16. 5.8 rebs. Sr. 6'4 Derick Bletran 15.9 pts.
4.4 rebs. Sr. 6'10 Brandon Moore 6.1 pts. 7.2 asst.

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