OUTLOOK: Wildcats raced through the Big Sky regular season and tournament undefeated. They've won 17 straight but played only three games against the top 100, beating BYU and losing to Utah and Utah State. Boyette is a two-time, conference Player of the Year, and Ohio State transfer Ocokoljia brought needed bulk.

No. 13 TULSA (22-9)

NCAA HISTORY: 14th appearance, fourth in five years. Regional runner-up in 2000. Lost to Kentucky in second round last year.
COACH: John Phillips (1-1 in NCAA).
STARTERS: F Charlie Davis, F Kevin Johnson, G Dante Swanson, G Jarius Glenn, G Jason Parker.
OUTLOOK: With four starters returning from the team that upset Marquette in last year's first round, it's no surprise the Golden Hurricane is back in the NCAA tournament. Tulsa has won 11 of 13, including three in Western Athletic tournament. Lost to Kansas and Gonzaga by nine each outside WAC. Swanson, Parker and Johnson average between 14.9 and 15.1 points.

No. 14 HOLY CROSS (25-4)

NCAA HISTORY: 11th appearance, third straight. Two Final Fours, national title in 1947. Gave Kansas fits in first round last year before losing 70-59.
COACH: Ralph Willard (2-4 in NCAA).
STARTERS: F Tim Szatko, C Patrick Whearty, G Brian Wilson, G Jave Meade, G Greg Kinsey.
OUTLOOK: With four starters returning from last season and victories this season against Boston College and Princeton, the Crusaders could end the Patriot League's winless (0-11) NCAA history. Four starters, led by 6-foot-10, 255-pound Whearty, average 10-12 points per game. Lost to Kansas in regular season by 24. First to win three straight Patriot titles.

No. 15 WAGNER (21-10)

NCAA HISTORY: First appearance.
COACH: Dereck Whittenburg (1st NCAA).
STARTERS: F Jermaine Hall, C Nigel Wyatte, G Courtney Pritchard, G Teoine Carroll, G Dedrick Dye.
OUTLOOK: Whittenburg, a starter on N.C. State's 1983 title squad, says his Northeast champs aim to make the Sweet 16. Difficult to imagine for a team that lost to Long Island, Delaware State, Maryland and Connecticut. All starters average at least nine points, led by conference player of year Hall's 21. Seahawks have no depth.

No. 16 IUPUI (20-13)

NCAA HISTORY: First appearance.
COACH: Ron Hunter (1st NCAA).
STARTERS: F Josh Murray, F Chris Sanders, F Odell Bradley, G Matt Crenshaw, G Josh Mullins.
OUTLOOK: Crenshaw, a Navy veteran and Division I's oldest player at 27, hit buzzer-beating shot to defeat regular-season champion Valparaiso 66-64 in Mid-Continent tournament final. Four players average between 11 and 15 points. IUPUI, short for Indiana-Purdue at Indianapolis, endured 40-plus point defeats to Notre Dame and Creighton.