TOP TEN
“BRACKET



                  Michael Conroy/AP


By: Kels Dayton
The Big Red nearly
               knocked off No. 1
               Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse
               in January,

...
Missouri Valley
                Conference, going 15-3 and
             capturing the regular season title.
              ...
average in double
                     figures in scoring
                   (Guards Shelvin Mack
                     and ...
Sweet-shooting guard
            Jimmer Fredette leads the
            Cougars with 22.1 points
                   per gam...
The Lobos are led by guard
                    Darington Hobson, (1), who
                   averages 15.9 points and 9.3
...
Runnin’ Rebels with
                              17.2 points per game.
                              The Rebs are deep in...
players who average over
            13 points per game.
        (Guard Clearance Jackson,
       and Forwards Edwin Ubile...
Princeton-style offense,
       and are lead by guards
      Kevin Anderson (14), and
         David Gonzalvez (5).



   ...
Forward Gerald Lee (12), and
     Guard Ben Finney (15) have
       lead the Monarchs to a
    Colonial Athletic Associati...
High-flying guard Randy
Culpepper leads the Miners
with 17.9 points per game.

   “If you’re looking for a
double-digit see...
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This is Kels Dayton's Top 10 2010 NCAA Tournament Sleepers. For more, visit http://northeastcollegehoops.com.

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  • Top 10 tournament sleepers

    1. 1. TOP TEN “BRACKET Michael Conroy/AP By: Kels Dayton
    2. 2. The Big Red nearly knocked off No. 1 Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse in January, Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore says: “There’s AP Photo no more helpless a feeling than when you’re guarding Cornell in the half court, and they’re running their flare screens and back cuts and they get a wide open three on you. As a head coach you’re just praying 1) it doesn’t go in.”
    3. 3. Missouri Valley Conference, going 15-3 and capturing the regular season title. They are led by guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe, who is averaging 10.6 points per game. Matthew Putney/ WCF Courier 2) “They’re going to give somebody in the NCAA Tournament an ‘L’,”--Wichita State head coach Greg Marshall, after losing to the Panthers. (Source: http://www.usatoday.com/) NORTHERN
    4. 4. average in double figures in scoring (Guards Shelvin Mack and Willie Veasley, Forwards Gordon Hayward and Matt Howard). Duane Burleson/AP SCARY STAT: Butler has not lost since December 22 (at UAB). Source: Espn.com 3) BUTLER
    5. 5. Sweet-shooting guard Jimmer Fredette leads the Cougars with 22.1 points per game. AP Photo SCARY STAT: Fredette scored 49 points in BYU’s 99-69 thrashing of Arizona in Tucson in December. 4 BYU
    6. 6. The Lobos are led by guard Darington Hobson, (1), who averages 15.9 points and 9.3 reboungs per game. “They’re legit. Darington Hobson is a Ethan Miller/Getty Images 6-7 triple double waiting to happen, and they’ve got two great shooters, and a terriffic point guard. They play great together,”-- CBS Sports analyst 5 NEW MEXICO Steve Lappas, on WFAN’s “Mike’d Up”
    7. 7. Runnin’ Rebels with 17.2 points per game. The Rebs are deep in the backcourt, with Willis and guard Chase Stanbeck. SCARY STAT: UNLV Ethan Miller/Getty Images hasn’t allowed an opponent to score more than 77 points since Decmeber 12. 6 UNLV (Source: ESPN.com)
    8. 8. players who average over 13 points per game. (Guard Clearance Jackson, and Forwards Edwin Ubiles, Alex Franklin, and Ryan Rossiter.) Source: Espn.com Saints SCARY STAT: The have reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons. Pete Iorizzo/Albany Times-Union 7 SIENA
    9. 9. Princeton-style offense, and are lead by guards Kevin Anderson (14), and David Gonzalvez (5). AP Photo “I think Richmond presents matchup problems for a lot of teams because of the way they play. I think they have a chance to reach the Elite Eight,”-- Doug Gottlieb, ESPN analyst 8 RICHMOND
    10. 10. Forward Gerald Lee (12), and Guard Ben Finney (15) have lead the Monarchs to a Colonial Athletic Association SCARY STAT: The Monarchs season title. regular rank sixth in the nation in points allowed, giving up just 57.5 per game. 9 OLD Source: bbstate.com Pilot Bill Tiernan/The Virginia
    11. 11. High-flying guard Randy Culpepper leads the Miners with 17.9 points per game. “If you’re looking for a double-digit seed that could get to the Sweet 16 or beyond in this bracket, it’s UTEP.” -- ESPN analyst Andy Katz Ruben R. Ramirez/ El Paso Times 10 UTEP

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