THE PRE­TENDERS

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Bay­lor

(teams to count on an early exit from)

There isn’t an ob­vi­ous rea­son to dis­like the Bears, who reached the Big 12 ti­tle game last week. But with four losses (out of seven) by at least a dozen points, it’s clear Bay­lor can be blown out.

There’s no way to top the Jackrab­bits in this cat­e­gory. South Dakota State wasn’t even in Di­vi­sion I a decade ago, but en­ters its first NCAA tour­na­ment on an eight-game win­ning streak. Re­mem­ber the name Nate Wolters, who can both score (21.3 points per game) and dis­trib­ute (six as­sists per game)

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