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Wednesday’s NCAA capsules

LIU BROOKLYN vs. JAMES MADISON

Regional: Play-in for East 16th seed. Time: 6:40 p.m. Seed, record/last 10: LIU Brooklyn (20-13, 8-2); James Madison (20-14, 7-3).

No.LIU BrooklynHt.PPGRPG
1Jamal Olasewere6-718.98.5
42Julian Boyd6-718.56.1
3C.J. Garner5-1016.14.1
15Jason Brickman6-09.62.6
11Brandon Thompson6-18.43.0
 James Madison   
33Rayshawn Goins6-612.77.4
40Devon Moore6-411.63.7
15Andre Nation6-58.72.9
2Ron Curry6-46.02.2
5Alioune Diouf6-54.83.4

Joe Sullivan’s analysis: James Madison seems better than a No. 16 seed; it defends well and will look to clog things up and not let LIU run wild. The Blackbirds average nearly 80 points per game, but Madison is athletic enough – especially A.J. Davis and Nation – to slow them down. If Madison controls tempo, it wins. On Monday it was reported that Madison’s leading scorer, Goins, was arrested. He will not play the first half.

LA SALLE vs. BOISE STATE

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Regional: Play-in for West 13th seed. Time: 9:10 p.m. Seed, record/last 10: La Salle (20-13, 7-3); Boise State (21-10, 6-4).

No.La SalleHt.PPGRPG
55Ramon Galloway6-317.04.6
3Tyreek Duren6-015.12.9
25Jerrell Wright6-810.36.9
10Sam Mills6-27.72.6
00Steve Zack6-116.4 6.4
 Boise State   
3Anthony Drmic 6-617.34.6
2Derrick Marks6-316.33.7
11Jeff Elorriaga6-210.33.5
00Ryan Watkins6-98.46.8
12Igor Hadziomerovic 6-45.43.0

Joe Sullivan’s analysis: Boise has dealt with the tough competition of the Mountain West all season and fared well, especially at home. Arguably, the Broncos were too much of a home team, going 5-8 in road games. La Salle was 8-6 on the road. The Explorers rely on perimeter play with a great set of guards: Galloway, Duren, Tyrone Garland (12.9 ppg), and Mills. Sometimes coach John Giannini will play all four at the same time.

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