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March Madness 2014: Round of 64 Thread -- Who to watch!

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Previously: 11 Tennessee beat 11 Iowa 78-65
12 North Carolina St. beat 12 Xavier 74-59
16 Cal Poly beat 16 Texas Southern 81-69
16 Albany (NY) beat 16 Mt. St. Mary's 71-64

This is it, the big day. Before we go anywhere remember to join this ASAP!

Okay, so the first round is over, and we have some scores. I don't really care about them, so I'll tell you what you need to know. Xavier lost, so you're not going to get a chance to see Semaj Christon -- a soph point guard who is 21 and a bubble 1st rounder right now. Iowa lost so you're not going to get a chance to see Roy Devyn Marble, a senior swingman who is on a number of Draft Guy's big boards. Texas Southern and Mt St. Mary's also lost, but none of their homies are on anyone's big boards as of two days ago.

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So who is left? Well, 64 teams are playing today, starting in about an hour.

So here's a quick rundown of who to watch for:

East Region:

  • Virginia: Joe Harris
  • Villanova: JayVaughn Pinkston
  • Iowa St: DeAndre Kane, Melvin Ejim
  • Michigan St: Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson,Keith Appling
  • Cincinnati: Sean Kilpatrick
  • North Carolina: James McAdoo, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson
  • UConn: Shabazz Napier, DeAndre Daniels
  • Providence: Bryce Cotton, Tyler Harris
  • Deleware: Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Midwest Region:

  • Wichita St: Ron Baker, Cleanthony Earley, Fred VanVleet
  • Michigan: Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Caris LaVert (Mitch McGary Inj)
  • Duke: Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, Andre Dawkins, Rasheed Sulaimon
  • Louisville: Montrezl Harrell, Russ Smith
  • Kentucky: Julius Randle, James Young, Willie Cauley-Stein, Andrew Harrison, Aaron Harrison, Alex Poythress, Marcus Lee, Dakari Johnson
  • Arizona St: Jahii Carson, Jordan Bachynski
  • Tennessee: Jarnell Stokes, Jordan McRae
  • NC State: T.J. Warren

West Region:

  • Arizona: Aaron Gordon, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Kaleb Tarczewski, Brandon Ashley, Nick Johnson
  • Wisconsin: Sam Dekker, Frank Kaminsky
  • Creighton: Doug McDermott
  • San Diego St: Xavier Thames
  • Oklahoma: Cameron Clark
  • Baylor: Isaiah Austin, Cory Jefferson
  • Oregon: Joseph Young, Michael Chandler
  • Gonzaga: Przemek Karnowski
  • Oklahoma St: Marcus Smart, LeBryan Nash, Markel Brown
  • BYU: Tyler Haws
  • Nebraska: Terran Petteway
  • New Mexico St: Sim Bhullar Singh
  • Louisiana: Elfrid Payton, Shawn Long

Southwest Region:

  • Florida: Chris Walker, Casey Prather, Patric Young, Kasey Hill, Scottie Webekin
  • Kansas: Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Wayne Selden, Perry Ellis, Tarik Black
  • Syracuse: Tyler Ennis, Jerami Grant, C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas
  • UCLA: Zach LaVine, Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams
  • VCU: Juvonte Reddick, Treveon Graham
  • Ohio St: LaQuinton Ross, Aaron Craft, Sam Thompson
  • New Mexico: Cameron Bairstow, Kendall Williams, Alex Kirk
  • Colorado: Spencer Dinwiddie
  • Pittsburgh: Lamar Patterson
  • Stanford: Dwight Powell

Not everyone here is a house hold name, but if they have a good tournament they may be. What these players are, mind you, are the players NBA Draft people are keeping tabs on. They all may declare for the NBA depending on how well they play. And for the Utah Jazz -- a team that has draft picks all over the board -- you can bet that Dennis Lindsey is keeping tabs.

We should too!