Here are teams in the midst of big turnarounds who could be big threats in the Big Dance
HOUSTON (AP) Christopher Galbreath Jr. scored a career-high 33 points with 14 rebounds and Sam Houston State rallied from 14 points down to beat Houston Baptist 85-78 on Saturday night to clinch a Southland Conference Tournament berth.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) Jordan Capps scored 22 points and Marlain Veal added 16 more and Southeastern Louisiana defeated Abilene Christian 68-54 Saturday night, clinching a berth in next month's Southland Conference tournament.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Makur Puou and Travin Thibodeaux combined for 41 points as New Orleans dominated the second half to roll to a 90-74 win over McNeese in Southland Conference play on Saturday.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Nick Garth scored 22 points and Colton Weisbrod had 14 points and eight rebounds to help Lamar beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 79-76 on Saturday.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) Roddy Peters drove for a layup and later slammed home a dunk in the final seconds to help Nicholls win its fifth straight game, beating Central Arkansas 87-83 on Saturday to keep the Colonels perched atop the Southland Conference standings.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Leon Gilmore III had 22 points and 11 rebounds as Stephen F. Austin took an early lead and coasted to an 81-70 win over Incarnate Word on Saturday to keep the Cardinals winless in Southland Conference action.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Tevon Saddler and Roddy Peters scored 15 points apiece, and Nicholls held on to beat Sam Houston State 73-72 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) Jordan Capps scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half as Southeastern Louisiana built a 23-point halftime advantage and cruised to a 71-64 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday night.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) Shannon Bogues scored 32 points and Stephen F. Austin cruised to an 87-68 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.