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2014 Automatic Bids

  1. NCAA Tournament Primer: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

    Mar 16, 2014, 4:17 PM EST

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    Read up on Louisiana-Lafayette guard Elfrid Payton. He’s one of the best players the majority of the nation doesn’t know about

  2. NCAA Tournament Primer: Western Michigan Broncos

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:13 AM EST

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    They won’t be trendy, but find out why Western Michigan can pull an upset.

  3. NCAA Tournament Primer: New Mexico State Aggies

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:37 AM EST

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    Get to know New Mexico State and their 7-foot-5 center, Sim Bhullar.

  4. NCAA Tournament Primer: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

    Mar 16, 2014, 2:04 AM EST

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    Can the Lumberjacks extend their 28-game winning streak?

  5. NCAA Tournament Primer: North Carolina Central Eagles

    Mar 15, 2014, 9:17 PM EST

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    The MEAC Tournament champion North Carolina Central Eagles have one of the most interesting backstories in the country entering the NCAA Tournament. Meet the Eagles here.

  6. NCAA Tournament Primer: Albany Great Danes

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

    Albany Great Danes head coach Will Brown shouts instructions to his team while playing against the Duke Blue Devils during the first half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    Albany experienced the NCAA tournament last season, but can an offense led by an Australian duo and a slow-paced shifting defense help the Great Danes earn a tourney victory?

  7. NCAA Tournament Primer: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:16 PM EST

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    Get to know all of the NCAA Tournament’s automatic bids here. Conference: Conference USA Coach: Danny Manning Record: 21-12 (13-3 Conference USA) Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 76 – RPI: 81 – AP/USA Today: Not ranked Seeding?: Louisiana Tech was a No. 12 seed in Dave Ommen’s latest bracket projection, and Tulsa should end up being…

  8. 2014 NCAA Tournament Primer: American Eagles

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

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    Back in October the American Eagles were picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Patriot League. Wednesday night, Mike Brennan’s team punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament.

  9. NCAA Tournament Primer: Gonzaga Bulldogs

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:56 PM EST

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    Gonzaga is back in the tournament for what feels like the 100th straight year, but this team is a bit different than Gonzaga teams of old.

  10. NCAA Tournament Primer: North Dakota State Bison

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:21 PM EST

    ND vs. North Dakota State

    Meet the North Dakota State Bison, the winners of the Summit League and one of the — likely — trendy upset picks in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

  11. NCAA Tournament Primer: Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

    Mar 11, 2014, 10:06 PM EST

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    Get to know the Northeast Conference tournament champs!

  12. NCAA Tournament Primer: Milwaukee Panthers

    Mar 11, 2014, 9:16 PM EST

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    The Milwaukee Panthers are dancing after winning four games in the Horizon League Conference Tournament. Meet one of the NCAA Tournament’s more dangerous double-digit seeds here.

  13. NCAA Tournament Primer: Wofford Terriers

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:05 AM EST

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    Wofford is heading back to the NCAA tournament for the third time in the last five years.

  14. NCAA Tournament Primer: Delaware Blue Hens

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:56 PM EST

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    Can the Fightin’ Joe Bidens make their way out of the NCAA tournament’s opening round?

  15. NCAA Tournament Primer: Manhattan Jaspers

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:43 PM EST

    George Beamon

    The MAAC was one of the best mid-major conferences this season, but will that translate into an upset for Muh-hat-en?

  16. NCAA Tournament Primer: Mercer Bears

    Mar 9, 2014, 5:16 PM EST

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    Mercer took the Atlantic Sun title from #DunkCity, but find out why the Bears can make their own run in the Big Dance.

  17. NCAA Tournament Primer: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

    Mar 9, 2014, 2:12 PM EST

    Michael Enanga

    The Chanticleers have the best nickname and the best color scheme in the tournament. Can that translate into a win?

  18. NCAA Tournament Primer: Eastern Kentucky Colonels

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:24 PM EST

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    Marcus Lewis is one of the names that you HAVE to know in March. Find out why.

  19. NCAA Tournament Primer: Harvard Crimson

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:38 PM EST

    Tommy Amaker

    Meet Harvard, the first team to wrap up a spot in the 2014 NCAA tournament.