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Five teams to watch in the 2013 NCAA Tournament

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A look at five teams that could do some damage in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

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Syracuse: Probable seed 7.
They run and can press. If Kayla Alexander is scoring and freshman guard Brittney Sykes pushing the ball, they can do some damage in the Tournament. They have always played UConn tough.

Princeton: Probable seed 10. Niveen Rasheed is a legitimate All-American and a future WNBA player. Coach Courtney Banghart is one of the most sought after young coaches in the country. She was involved for the Michigan job last year and both Clemson and NC State, if open will show interest. They easily defeated Rutgers and should have beaten Kansas State in the NCAA's last year.

Cal: Probable seed 3. They are athletic and veteran. Layshia Clarendon, Brittany Boyd and Gennifer Brandon are one of the best trios in the country. They can crash the Final Four party in the right region.

Green Bay: Probable seed 7. Welcome back coach Kevin Borseth who returned from Michigan to coach at Green Bay when Matt Bollant left for Illinois. Megan Lukan can play. Great defensive team. Held Missouri to 33 points in a win. Also beat Marquette and Wisconsin.

Marist: Probable seed 10. Brian Giorgis has it going there. Marist just won their 8th straight MAAC title, over Iona. They beat Princeton and Wake Forest during the season. They were a Sweet 16 team in 2007 and narrowly lost to Duke in the NCAA's last year.