Lincoln Regional breakdown

Team with the most to prove

After completely dominating the CAA all season, James Madison felt like it was underseeded as a No. 11. That lack of appreciation is the kind of motivation a coach would pay for. Kenny Brooks has the JMU program right where it was BEDD (Before Elena Della Donne) at Delaware. The NCAA tournament is the best place to also make the rest of the country aware of that. The Dukes have a double-double threat in senior Kirby Burkholder and an ideal matchup by which to measure itself -- Gonzaga, the current gleaming example of mid-major success and notoriety. -- Charlie Creme

Matchup we'd most like to see

(6) Gonzaga vs. (3) Texas A&M in the second round: Should the Zags prevail over the hungry Dukes, we get a matchup that brings us back to the day when Gonzaga climbed to the top of the Cinderella heap. In 2010, a none-too-happy Gary Blair and his No. 2-seeded Aggies were sent west to play a sub-regional in Seattle. A&M drew the Zags and their strong fan base in that second game, and the Aggies went home early following a 72-71 loss. This time around, Texas A&M would get Gonzaga on the Aggies' turf in College Station in a game featuring hard-nosed guard play from Haiden Palmer of the Zags and Texas A&M's Courtney Walker. -- Charlie Creme

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