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The Skinny: The Sycamores were picked to finish seventh in the Missouri Valley before beating preseason favorite Wichita State and top-seeded Missouri State in the conference tournament. Eight players average more than 15 minutes per game in a balanced attack.

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Washington

Seattle, 23-10.

Nickname: Huskies. Coach: Lorenzo Romar.

Conference: Pac-10. Bid: Pac-10 champion.

Region: East. Seed: No. 7.

Tournament Record: 17-16, 15 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (83.5); Isaiah Thomas 16.8; Matthew Bryan-Amaning 15.5; Justin Holiday 10.8; Abdul Gaddy 8.5.

Rebounds: Team (39.3); Matthew Bryan-Amaning 8.1; Aziz N’Diaye 5.6; Justin Holiday 5.4.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (17.2/12.4); Isaiah Thomas 6.0/3.0; Abdul Gaddy 3.8/1.2; Venoy Overton 3.4/1.5; Justin Holiday 2.2/1.5.

3-pointers: Team (.371); Isaiah Thomas 60; C.J. Wilcox 59; Justin Holiday 47; Scott Suggs 45; Terrence Ross 41.

Last Ten: 7-3.

The Skinny: There are times the Huskies have been really good (like their 85-68 win over Arizona) and times they’ve been really bad (an 80-69 loss to Washington State). One thing is certain: Thomas and Bryan-Amaning give Washington enough to make a deep tournament run.

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