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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 Wake Forest vs. No. 4 Memphis



by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. We move now to the East region, with No. 1 seed Wake Forest taking on Memphis, fresh off a win over Marquette in last week’s play-in game.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Chris Paul, Hornets: 21.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 0.1 blocks, 3.3 steals
Josh Howard, Wizards: 17.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.5 steals
Tim Duncan, Spurs: 22.5 points, 15.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.3 blocks, 1.2 steals
Al-Farouq Aminu, Clippers: 15.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 2.0 steals
James Johnson, Raptors: 15.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.9 blocks, 2.4 steals

Missed the cut: Darius Songaila, Sixers; Jeff Teague, Hawks; Ish Smith, Grizzlies

Team synopsis: Wake Forest may not seem like much, but they do have the best point guard in the NBA and the greatest power forward of all time, which makes them pretty dangerous no matter who else is on the court. Howard may not be the All-Star he was in Dallas, but he can still be pretty dangerous. Aminu and Johnson are youngsters with talent who don’t get a ton of minutes, but their per-48 stats suggest that could change down the road.

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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 4 Memphis



by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. In this matchup D-Wade’s alma mater takes on Derrick Rose and the Memphis Tigers. It’s on!

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Marquette Golden Eagles


Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Dwyane Wade, Heat: 33.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, 1.9 steals
Wesley Matthews, Trail Blazers: 22.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.2 blocks, 1.8 steals
Steve Novak, Spurs: 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.5 blocks, 0.5 steals
Lazar Hayward, Timberwolves: 17.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.1 steals
Jerel McNeal*, Hornets: 19.5  points, 4,2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.3 blocks, 1.4 steals

*McNeal has yet to appear in an NBA game, so his NBA D-League stats are listed here

Missed the cut: None

Team synopsis: This team is fairly similar to the squad Wade took to the Final Four in 2003, in the sense that most of the team doesn’t really have much of an NBA future. In fact, they only qualify to participate because McNeal was recently given a 10-day contract by the Hornets. Still, Wade and Matthews are a nice 1-2 combo. (more…)