Only eight remain — Cornell, Notre Dame, Penn, Bucknell, Syracuse, Brown, Bellarmine and Marist. This group will be shrinking because the Quakers visit the Big Red on Saturday. Syracuse still must play Cornell and Big East rival Notre Dame. Brown is a tough read — its first national exposure will be Wednesday at North Carolina on ESPNU. Bellarmine plays tight defense but has defeated teams with a combined record of 13-32 and will be underdogs in five of its seven remaining games. Marist (5-1) topped Towson (4-5) and Stony Brook (5-3), and plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun
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