Mr. Outside, Louisville's Preston Knowles, versus Mr. Inside, Morehead's Faried. Knowles has 97 three-pointers; Faried, who this season broke Tim Duncan's Division I career rebounding record, is the only Eagles starter taller than 6-4.
AT CHICAGO, FRIDAY
No. 6 GEORGETOWN (21-10, at-large selection) VS.
No. 11 USC or VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
As point guard Chris Wright goes, so go the Hoyas. Wright suffered a broken hand on Feb. 23, when Georgetown was 21-6. Without him, they were 0-4 — their losses by 12, seven, 22 and 17 points.
No. 3 PURDUE (25-7, at-large selection) VS.
No. 14 ST. PETER'S (20-13, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion)
The Peacocks are making their first NCAA tournament appearance in 16 years, but if Purdue's Johnson doesn't prove too big to hand, Boilermakers guard E'Twaun Moore (18.2 points, 5.1 rebounds) might simply be too good.