With Bob Huggins at the helm, this middling Big 12 program matters for the first time in years.
Ernie Kent continues to bring in big names, but the NCAA's will still be out of reach.
Sharp-shooting Dominick Mejia (15 ppg) leads this underrated Colonial Athletic team.
The up and coming Tigers may still be another year away from a return to the NCAA Tournament.
Junior Jaycee Carroll (16 ppg) does a little bit of everything for the Aggies.
Sophomore Wilson Chandler (11 ppg) is an emerging Big East star.
UMASS has a shot at the Big Dance depending on the play of a crop of incoming transfers
Even without Marcus Slaughter, Brandon Heath (18 ppg) will have SDSU back in the tourney hunt.
Tom Penders has done a good job getting Houston back into NCAA Tournament contention.
With three key seniors gone, Jeff Capel has a lot of work to do in his first season.