(16) Cal Poly Mustangs

Record: 13-19 How they got here: Won Big West Conference Tournament Strengths: Cal Poly was a conference tournament championship week Cinderella story, beating all the odds and rattling off three consecutive wins to earn the first NCAA Tournament bid in school history. Senior forward Chris Eversley has come up big for Cal Poly, averaging 13.4 points and 7.2 rebound per game. The Mustangs have thrived when their defense could set the tempo for the game and have limited opponents to 63.4 ppg. Weaknesses: Cal Poly is one of the rare teams to enter the NCAA Tournament record with a losing record. The team entered the Big West Conference Tournament with a 10-19 record and riding a three-game losing streak. The Mustangs can struggle to score, entering the final week of the regular season ranked No. 325 in points per game (63.3).
Kelvin Kuo, USA Today Sports
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