All season long, Insider will be keeping a close eye on teams from conferences that have not usually produced multiple NCAA tournament bids to see which squads outside of the spotlight look the strongest come tournament time. In this edition, we focus on Conference USA's Southern Mississippi and spend a little time talking about a major power (by our standards) which isn't getting enough attention -- the Xavier Musketeers.
ESPN Insider uses advanced metrics to track teams that might bust your brackets come March. One squad to watch? Southern Miss, which has clamped down defensively and looks primed for the C-USA tournament.