Bracket projection: Iona Gaels
The Gaels' high-scoring offense makes them a threat to pull an upset -- or two
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I'm delighted to see Iona in the field for both competitive and entertainment reasons. The Gaels have three studs and can score with anyone in America. And I would argue their inclusion enhances the 2012 NCAA field significantly, as VCU did in the 2011 tournament. I see a win against BYU and a loss to Marquette in their future.
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