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Around The Perimeter

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Game to watch

George Mason at Wichita State, tomorrow, 8 p.m., ESPN2 -- This is one of the featured games in ESPN's BracketBusters series, aka the Missouri Valley Conference Invitational. Besides this one, Northern Iowa stays home to face Bucknell and Southern Illinois gets a visit from Louisiana Tech. Wichita State sits atop the MVC. George Mason, which leads the Colonial Athletic Association, will need fierce play from Jai Lewis, its senior center from Aberdeen.

Seeding report

Projection -- Who's going to which regional for the NCAA tournament:

Washington -- Villanova, Memphis, Florida, Ohio State.

Atlanta -- Duke, Pittsburgh, George Washington, Wisconsin.

Minneapolis -- Connecticut, Tennessee, Iowa, N.C. State.

Oakland, Calif. -- Texas, Gonzaga, UCLA, West Virginia.

Local front

Towson -- Pat Kennedy continues to pull rabbits out of Towson's hat. Wednesday's upset of Virginia Commonwealth improved the Tigers to 11-14 overall and 7-9 in the Colonial Athletic Association. That's as many CAA wins as Towson had in the past three seasons combined. VCU had a higher RPI than Clemson when the week began. The Tigers did it without an injured Gary Neal. No matter who's on the court, Kennedy's guys get good shots.

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