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March Madness Day Two Early Guide

Okay then. Time for day two of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. A new slate of games, sixteen new shots at an epic, memorable game, kicking off with none other than the Longhorns. Start your viewing with this quick guide to every team from the first half of today's slate of match-ups. After the jump you'll find key players for each team, stat rankings, odds, and staff picks. Everything you need for a quick reference guide to every team in every game.

Everyone's full bracket and Final Four predictions can be found here. Ignore the guy who picked Utah State and Louisville. Stats courtesy of KenPom.com and odds courtesy of BetVega.com.

11:15

(4) Texas

(13) Oakland

LINE

+450

-600

PACE

66.9 Pos/G

72.9 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

4 (21/1)

66 (15/200)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

3 Jordan Hamilton (32.7% Shots)

13 Tristan Thompson (6.9 Fouls Drawn/40)

23 Reggie Hamilton (34.2 Asst Rate)

34 Keith Benson (10.2 Block%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

1 Gary Johnson (56.1 FT Rate)

14 J’Covan Brown (49.6 eFG%)

12 Ledrick Eackles (16.1 Asst Rate)

KenPom Chance of Win

87%

13%

KenPom Predicted Score

86

72

FanMatch: Ninth best game of the day.

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Code: Texas
Fittz: Texas
Griffin: Texas
London: Texas
Ponting: Texas
Starkey: Texas
Perryman: Oakland

11:40

(8) Michigan

(9) Tennessee

LINE

Pick

Pick

PACE

62.8 Pos/G

67.2 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

39 (50/48)

54 (71/49)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

4 Darius Morris (44.7 Asst Rate)

10 Tim Hardaway (11.4 TO Rate)

32 Scotty Hopson (31.4% Shots)

12 Tobias harris (21.0 Def Reb%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

52 Jordan Morgan (61.7 eFG%)

23 Cameron Tatum (41.6 FT Rate)

KenPom Chance of Win

57%

43%

KenPom Predicted Score

65

63

FanMatch: Fifth best game of the day.

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Fittz: Tennessee
Griffin: Tennessee
London: Tennessee
Ponting: Tennessee
Code: Michigan
Perryman: Michigan
Starkey: Michigan

12:40

(2) Notre Dame

(15) Akron

LINE

-1400

+800

PACE

64.5 Pos/G

66.7 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

10 (3/60)

118 (155/100)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

23 Ben Hansbrough (59.3 eFG%)

13 Nikola Cvetinovic (5.3 Fouls Drawn/40)

11 Alex Abreu (35.6 Asst Rate)

23 Brett McKnight (52.9 eFG%)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

21 Tim Abromaitis (55.9 eFG%)

1 Tyrone Nash (98.4 FT Rate)

44 Zeke Marshall (11.8 Block%)

KenPom Chance of Win

94%

6%

KenPom Predicted Score

78

61

FanMatch: 12th best game of the day.

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Notre Dame

1:10

(8) George Mason

(9) Villanova

LINE

Pick

Pick

PACE

65.8 Pos/G

66.2 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

27 (29/44)

26 (23/56)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

 

10 Corey Fisher (31.5 Asst Rate)

2 Maalik Wayns (32.8 Asst Rate)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

20 Cam Long (1.9 Fouls/40)

24 Ryan Pearson (62.0 FT Rate)

14 Luke Hancock (29.3 Asst Rate)

11 Vetrail Vaughns (65.2 eFG%)

3 Byron Allen (21.6 Asst Rate)

13 Mouphtaou Yarou (13.3 Offensive Rebound%)

KenPom Chance of Win

50%

50%

KenPom Predicted Score

69

70

FanMatch: Second best game of the day.

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Code: George Mason
Fittz: George Mason
Griffin: George Mason
London: George Mason
Perryman: Villanova
Ponting: Villanova
Starkey: Villanova

1:45

(5) Arizona

(12) Memphis

LINE

-240

+200

PACE

66.2 Pos/G

68.6 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

32 (17/71)

89 (136/64)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

23 Derrick Williams (66.9 eFG%)

1 Joe Jackson (29.6 Asst Rate)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

12 Lamont Jones (2.7 Fouls/40)

5 Will Barton (14.5 Off Reb%)

10 Tarik Black (14.5 Off Reb%)

11 Wesley Witherspoon (74.2 FT Rate)

12 Drew Barham (11.7 Off Reb%)

KenPom Chance of Win

77%

33%

KenPom Predicted Score

74

67

FanMatch: Eighth best game of the day.

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Arizona

2:10

(1) Duke

(16) Hamptono

LINE

Off

Off

PACE

69.6 Pos/G

68.0 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

2 (5/3)

211 (291/93)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

2 Nolan Smith (31.1 Asst Rate)

1 Kyrie Irving (62.3 eFG%)

1 Darrion Pellum (87.5% Min)

32 Kwame Morgan (9.7 TO Rate)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

12 Kyle Singler (87.6% Min)

20 Charles Funches (63.7 FT Rate)

11 Mike Tuitt (78.8 FT Rate)

KenPom Chance of Win

99%

1%

KenPom Predicted Score

83

56

FanMatch: Worst game of the day.

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Duke

3:10

(7) Texas A&M

(10) Florida State

LINE

Pick

Pick

PACE

62.5 Pos/G

69.0 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

47 (64/38)

40 (154/2)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

22 Khris Middleton (28.4% Shots)

15 Terrance Shannon (55.9 FT Rate)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

10 David Loubeau (5.1 Fouls Drawn/40)

32 Kourtney Roberson (61.2 FT Rate)

31 Chris Singleton (4.0 Steal%)

10 Okaro White (10.3 Off Reb%)

1 Xavier Gibson (6.3 Block%)

30 Ian Miller (12.1 Asst Rate)

50 Jon Kreft (7’ 0")

KenPom Chance of Win

47%

53%

KenPom Predicted Score

72

73

FanMatch: Fourth best game of the day.

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Code: A&M
Fittz: A&M
London: A&M
Perryman: A&M
Ponting: A&M
Griffin: FSU
Starkey: FSU

3:40

(1) Ohio State

(16) UT-San Antonio

LINE

Off

Off

PACE

65.6 Pos/G

68.0 Pos/G

KENPOM RANK (OFF/DEF)

1 (1/9)

218 (190/246)

MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS

0 Jared Sullinger (26.5 Def Reb%)

1 Deshaun Thomas (15 Off Reb%)

21 Devin Gibson (81.9 FT Rate)

31 Melvin Johnson (33.0% Shots)

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS

23 David Lighty (3.0 Steal%)

44 William Buford (113.9 Offensive Rating)

2 Jordan Sibert (14% Min)

12 Jeromie Hill (53.8 eFG%)

44 T.J. Williams (10.2 Off Reb%)

KenPom Chance of Win

99%

1%

KenPom Predicted Score

87

59

FanMatch: 15th best game of the day.

SB Nation Dallas-Ft. Worth Staff Picks
Ohio State

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