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Giant Killers: I know who's gonna kill me

3/15/2009

As part of our ongoing Giant Killers series, analyzing NCAA tournament upsets, we take a look at the 10 most likely assassins generated by our model. Behold. And beware. (For a free preview of Giant Killers, click here.)

Niagara Purple Eagles (50.2%) The Purple Eagles are probably NIT-bound after losing to Siena in the MAAC tournament title game, but if they somehow sneak in with an at-large bid, they have the ideal makeup to take down a higher-ranked foe. Allowing few turnovers keeps the ball in their hands. So does monstrous glasswork -- led by seniors Bilal Benn and 6-foot-10, 245-pound Benson Egemonye -- that generates offensive rebounds on 38.6 percent of possessions, according to Ken Pomeroy's fantastic site.

Is Davidson dangerous again? And what about VCU? That info is for ESPN Insiders.

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