Record: 28-5. How they got here: At-large bid. Strengths: Marcos Knight (12.5 ppg) helped lead the Blue Raiders, 32nd in kenpom.com's overall efficiency rankings, a 19-1 Sun Belt record. Weaknesses: While they dominated the Sun Belt regular season, they beat only two of ESPN.com's top 100 RPI teams.
Octavio Jones, McClatchy-Tribune