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The Skinny: The Commodores love to shoot the 3 and don’t have much in the way of an inside threat. Still if they can get hot from the outside, look out.

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Xavier

Cincinnati, 28-2.

Nickname: Musketeers. Coach: Kevin McGuff.

Conference: Atlantic 10. Bid: Atlantic 10 champion.

Region: Spokane. Seed: No. 2.

Tournament Record: 7-9, 9 years. Last appearance: 2010.

Scoring: Team (74.3); Amber Harris 18.8; Ta’Shia Phillips 15.9; Tyeasha Moss 10.1.

Rebounds: Team (44.0); Ta’Shia Phillips 12.4; Amber Harris 10.3.

Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.7/14.9); Special Jennings 5.1/2.2; Tyeasha Moss 3.3/2.3.

3-pointers: Team (.330); Tyeasha Moss 57; Katie Rutan 48.

Last Ten: 10-0.

The Skinny: The Musketeers have had one goal since falling to Stanford in the last second of the regional final last season _ getting to the Final Four in Indianapolis, which just happens to be the hometown of Amber Harris. They have one of the most talented frontcourts with Harris and Phillips. The play of guards Special Jennings and Katie Rutan will probably determine how far they go.

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