Northwestern

Last season: 24-12, lost to Gonzaga in NCAA round of 32.

Nickname: Wildcats.

Coach: Chris Collins.

Conference: Big Ten.

Who's gone: F Sanjay Lumpkin.

Who's back: G Bryant McIntosh. A preseason all-Big Ten pick, the senior averaged a team-high 14.8 points last season and tied for the conference lead in assists at 5.2 per game; G Scottie Lindsey. Like McIntosh, a preseason all-conference pick after averaging 14.1 points; F Vic Law. A Big Ten all-defensive team pick last season, he was the Wildcats' third-leading scoring and second-leading rebounder; F Dererk Pardon. He ranked second in the conference in field goal percentage (.611), fourth in blocks (1.8 per game) and seventh in rebounding (8.0 rpg).

Who's new: G Anthony Gaines is the lone incoming freshman.

The Skinny: The Wildcats are balanced and experienced and hungry for more coming off the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance.

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