Coach: Eric Bovaird
Update: The Division II Silverswords upset Texas 86-73 in the first round last year. Christophe Varidel, a 6-3 guard, transferred from Florida Gulf Coast and impressed in his debut, scoring 30 points and adding seven rebounds. Three other players average in double digits, led by Kiran Shastri, with 12 points and 3.5 rebounds a game.
Coach: Archie Miller
Update: The Flyers have been a good-shooting team and have played fast, if a little sloppy at times. Devin Oliver, a 6-7 senior forward, is the foundation of the frontcourt, averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds a game. Forward Dyshawn Pierre (12 ppg, 5.3 rpg) has kicked things up a notch, and Ohio State transfer wing Jordan Sibert has been a big help (13.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg).
No. 13 GONZAGA (4-0)
Coach: Mark Few
Update: The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament last year, but they lost their entire frontcourt. Sam Dower, a 6-9 senior from Osseo, and 7-1 sophomore Przemek Karnowski have stepped up to the challenge. The problem for Gonzaga is that unlike last season, the bench is very short. The Bulldogs have connected on 45 of 93 three-pointers (48.4 percent).