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Months after South Dakota defeated Florida Gulf Coast in a WNIT championship game that doubled as a celebration of mid-major basketball, neither the Coyotes nor Eagles land in the preseason mid-major top 10. Vladimir Sobotka Jersey .Some gratitude, right?But its all part of the same story. There is a lot of good basketball played in the mid-major conferences -- enough to produce a WNIT final between teams that deserved to be in the larger tournament.?Ignore these teams at your own peril.1. South Dakota State2015-16 record: 27-7; lost in NCAA tournament second roundSouth Dakota State was about a minute away from the Sweet 16 a season ago. After upsetting Miami in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, the Jackrabbits led Stanford by four with 86 seconds to play in the round of 32. The win slipped away, but the message was delivered: South Dakota State is a perennial Summit League powerhouse. And now the Jackrabbits -- No. 25 in espnWs preseason top 25 rankings -- return players who were responsible for 86 percent of the minutes in that game against Stanford. The Jackrabbits schedule this season includes trips to Oklahoma and Louisville and a mid-major clash against Green Bay.Name to know: Macy Miller. South Dakota State sticks around year after year because its never built around one player, but Miller is a heck of a cornerstone. Her elegant offensive game would work at any level.2. Western Kentucky2015-16 record: 27-7; lost in WNIT quarterfinalsThe Hilltoppers are here with an assist from the states two heavyweights. Former Louisville coach Michelle Clark-Heard is now the head honcho at Western Kentucky. And Kentucky is the source for impact transfers Jaycee Coe and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (Goodin-Rogers will be eligible after the fall semester). Another vital addition: homegrown point guard Micah Jones, who was granted a fifth year after she tore her ACL in the second game last season. Western Kentucky will get a chance to turn some heads this season with games against DePaul, Indiana and Louisville (and potentially at least one of Baylor, Ohio State and Syracuse).Name to know: Kendall Noble. She has been a conference freshman of the year, player of the year and twice its defender of the year. Whats left after averaging 18.1 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 5.6 assists? Maybe All-American.3. Chattanooga2015-16 record: 24-8; lost in NCAA tournament first roundJim Foster started his schedule this season with games against Rutgers, Florida and Indiana, so maybe the Chattanooga coach thinks he has something special (games against Connecticut, Louisville and Notre Dame follow, as well as mid-major peers Green Bay and Florida Gulf Coast). The Lady Mocs return their three leading scorers and just about all the meaningful minutes that didnt go to Alicia Payne. They also welcome back Chelsey Shumpert, an all-conference pick whose 2015-16 season was reduced to three games by injury.Name to know: Jasmine Joyner. Only Bethune-Cookmans Kailyn Williams has more blocks among active Division I players, and Joyner got off to a slow start with 56 blocks as a freshman. She has 258 the past two seasons.4. Penn2015-16 record: 24-5; lost in NCAA tournament first roundPenn battled back and forth with Washington in their first-round game last season, even though the Huskies won in the end. The reigning Ivy League champions return all six players who averaged double-digit minutes in 2015-16. The teams two centerpieces: Michelle Nwokedi and Sydney Stipanovich (19.7 rebounds per game and 5.4 blocks per game between them), and a deep backcourt with plenty of shooters carries its weight. Dont sleep on the opener at Duke.Name to know: Michelle Nwokedi. She was a bit player as a freshman and then transformed into a sophomore who rarely left the court. Her development changed the trajectory of the teams national potential.5. Green Bay2015-16 record: 28-5; lost in NCAA tournament first roundFirst, the bad news: Megan and Kaili Lukan will not be with Green Bay this season. Both sisters graduated after enjoying a successful career on the court; they both embodied the program well. The Phoenix also lost Tesha Buck to transfer. But heres the good news: Allie LeClaire, Mehryn Kraker and Jessica Lindstrom are returning. The trio averaged double-digit scoring last season. And with three redshirt freshman, coach Kevin Borseth is back to his old stockpiling ways.Name to know: Jessica Lindstrom. In a breakout sophomore season, Lindstrom grabbed nearly twice as many rebounds as any teammate, but she still hit 44 3-pointers.6. Saint Louis2015-16 record: 26-8; lost in WNIT third roundThe Atlantic 10 is fertile mid-major ground, but Saint Louis is a less familiar representative in these rankings. These Billikens belong. Led by bona fide star Jackie Kemph, the team returns seven of nine rotation regulars. The Billikens also add Michigan transfer Paige Rakers, a needed 3-point asset, and Akron transfer Kerri McMahan. Unfortunately, while the A-10 offers challenges, Saint Louis didnt do itself favors with its schedule. Marquee home games against Missouri and Washington State probably wont be enough to build any kind of NCAA at-large résumé.Name to know: Jackie Kemph. No returning player in the country averaged more assists per game last season, yet Kemph is also the third-leading returning scorer in the A-10. Shes still just a junior.7. Belmont2015-16 record: 24-9; lost in NCAA tournament first roundThe Bruins return all six players who started double-digit games en route to the NCAA tournament a season ago, which is promising continuity for a group that ranked in the top 30 nationally in overall field goal shooting, 3-point shooting and assist-to-turnover ratio. They also have useful size in 6-foot-3 Sally McCabe, the Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the year. Belmont isnt going to get an at-large tournament bid, but home games against Green Bay and IUPUI offer notable tests, as do road trips to Louisville and Minnesota.Name to know: Darby Maggard. Ranked No. 74 among incoming freshmen a season ago, sandwiched between Michigan and Ohio State signees, the 5-foot-5 Maggard played up to those credentials as a freshman.8. Gonzaga2015-16 record: 19-14; lost in WNIT second roundA loss against Utah in the WNIT snapped Gonzagas streak of nine consecutive 20-win seasons, a stretch that included four trips to the Sweet 16. Some might see that as a sign of decline, but a healthy Elle Tinkle and a lot of backcourt depth might instead make it an aberration. Eligible transfers Chandler Smith (Nebraska) and Makenlee Williams (Utah State) could help. The Bulldogs play Stanford, Michigan and Florida State in the span of eight days in November.Name to know: Jill Barta. Did the versatile, 6-3 Barta emerge late in the season as the next in a line of standouts, or did she feast on weak competition? Well see, but she was fantastic in the WCC as a redshirt freshman.9. Colorado State2015-16 record: 31-2; lost in NCAA tournament first roundThis is not the team that won 31 games last season. Of the seven players who played meaningful minutes against South Florida in the NCAA tournament, only three remain. The Rams didnt lose everything, though. In addition to Ellen Nystrom, the Mountain West preseason player of the year, the Rams return Elin Gustavsson, Stine Austgulen and Hannah Tvrdy, all of whom played important minutes last season.Name to know: Ellen Nystrom. Shes the reason to believe Colorado State has an encore, whether its through scoring or making others better. Shes a triple-double waiting to happen.10. Bucknell2015-16 record: 25-8; lost in WNIT second roundThe Bison had to rank among the most injury-ravaged teams in the country last season, yet they still won a game in the postseason. So while graduating scorer Jacquie Klotz is a blow, simply staying healthy could alleviate much of that pain. That includes co-captain Megan McGurk, who missed the second half of last season. Early trips to North Carolina and Rutgers are interesting opportunities against wounded traditional powerhouses.Name to know: Claire DeBoer. She ranked among the Patriots top 10 in points, rebounds, assists and steals. DeBoer is listed as the leagues preseason player of the year. Ivan Barbashev Jersey . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Martin Brodeur Jersey . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. http:///...-brian-sutter-jersey . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. Arizona will bring guard Kadeem Allen along slowly as it begins a stretch of three games in five days.Allen missed the second game of the season and played only four minutes Friday night in the third game against Sacred Heart because of a left knee sprain. He is the only available senior for the 10th-ranked Wildcats.Arizona (3-0) will play host to Northern Colorado (1-2) on Monday night at McKale Center in Tucson as part of the non-bracketed part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. The Wildcats move on to play Santa Clara in Las Vegas on Thursday and either Vanderbilt or Butler on Friday.Getting productive minutes out of Allen, a returning starter and the teams best perimeter defender, is critical during such a busy stretch for a team that has only seven other scholarship players, pending news on sophomore guard Allonzo Trier.Kadeem wasnt going to further injure himself, Wildcats coach Sean Miller said of Allen making a brief appearance against Sacred Heart. Thats why we were able to play him. You could make the argument that with what hes working through, getting him out there is actually a good thing. I think every couple of days, hell feel better and better.Clearly, he wasnt himself. But by the time we get to Las Vegas, Kadeem might not be 100 percent, but hell be further along than he is now and able to play heavy minutes.Trier, the teams leading returning scorer, having averaged 14.8 points per game last season, has not played in five games, including two exhibitions. School officials have not commented on his absence or a timetable for a potential return amid rumors of eligibility issues.In the meantime, it is full speed ahead for Arizonas trio of freshmen, including forward Lauri Markkanen. He is averaging 20.3 points per game, shootiing 59. Scottie Upshall Jersey. 4 percent from the field (19 of 32), 45.5 percent from 3-point range (5 of 11) and 94.7 percent from the free-throw line (18 of 19).If anything, Miller wants more of the offense to run through the 7-footer from Finland, who is versatile enough to play some small forward while still packing a punch in the post.Lauri on the offensive end is a real mismatch at times, Miller said.Freshman guard Kobi Simmons is an athletic marvel with a 45-inch vertical leap. He is second on the team in scoring at 15 points per game, having gotten to the line 21 times.And freshman wing Rawle Alkins is third in scoring at 12 points per game. He is strong and burly, also able to get into the lane and draw fouls.Arizona, with Markkanen and 7-foot center Dusan Ristic as well as 6-11 Chance Comanche and 6-9 Keanu Pinder off the bench, will have a significant size advantage over Northern Colorado. Ristic used a similar edge vs. Sacred Heart to post 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.Northern Colorado is coming off an 88-72 loss at Santa Clara on Saturday night. The Bears opened the season with an 89-52 loss at Butler before beating Colorado Christian.Sophomore guard Jordan Davis had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the loss to Santa Clara. He is averaging 23.7 points this season. Guard Chaz Glotta is averaging 14 points per game.The Bears led Santa Clara by four at halftime before giving up 50 second-half points.When teams make a run, instead of settling down and trying to orchestrate the offense, we tend to rush things, coach Jeff Linder said. In turn, that drops your shooting percentage and increases your turnovers. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '