BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW: Michigan State has the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country, with 23 undergraduate halls, one graduate hall and three apartment villages.
LOCATION: Lubbock. ENROLLMENT: 28,150
HOW THEY GOT HERE: At-large, from Big 12
RECORD: 21-12 RPI: 53rd
RECORD VS. FIELD: 4-5.
NCAA HISTORY: This is 14th appearance, first since 2005 and fourth in six years.
KEY PLAYERS: G Jarrius Jackson (6-2/Sr., 20.0 ppg, 43.7 3-pt FG%); F/G Martin Zeno (6-5/Jr., 16.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.3 apg).
THE BUZZ: Jackson and Zeno provide a bit more than half of Tech's offense. Tech shoots a lot of 3-pointers, and if they're not falling, the Red Raiders don't win. There is no low-post game to speak of. Not surprisingly for a Bob Knight-coached team, Tech plays tough defense. But this isn't an overly athletic team, and that hurts on defense.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW: One of the most well known landmarks on campus is the statue of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds. The horse's hindquarters are facing in the direction of Texas A&M, one of the school's rivals.
11. GEORGE WASHINGTON
LOCATION: Washington, D.C. ENROLLMENT: 20,318
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Won A-10 tourney
RECORD: 23-8 RPI: 71st
RECORD VS. FIELD: 1-2.
NCAA HISTORY: This is 10th appearance, and third in a row.
KEY PLAYERS: G Carl Elliott (6-4/Sr., 13.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.9 apg, 2.6 spg); G Maureece Rice (6-1/Jr., 16.2 ppg, 43.8 3-pt FG%).
THE BUZZ: GW doesn't employ the same frenetic pace it used last season. The Colonials improved their defense and don't mind games in the high 60s and low 70s; still, they'll run if they get the opportunity. Rice is the only real 3-point threat, and GW doesn't scare anybody with its post people.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW: GW is located four blocks from the White House and was created by an act of Congress in 1821.