The Missouri Valley usually gets two and sometimes three members into the Big Dance (easier to do when Creighton was there). The MVC should now try to catch up to the Atlantic-10 and aim for 3-4 every year. UAB would be a good start. Make the 12th a more sure bet though.
Saint Louis, Davidson, Dayton??? If not directly from the A-10 and assuming no C-USA...
UNC-Branch Campus. Hey, if you're bringing in Alabama-Branch... why not? They do pretty well in hoops (UNC-Wilmington probably the best of the bunch).
Winthrop... same region as above... gets to the dance every now and then.
Valparaiso ... my pick with UAB. Both Valpo and UAB add quality and have relevant Big Dance history.
Murray State... would also be a great pick for the same reasons.
Eastern Kentucky or Belmont ... not quite Murray State but above average for a current MVC hoops program.
Wofford or Chattanooga... I don't the stats or anything but one is a Tennessee-Branch and the other fields a good hoops team year after year.
New Mexico State? Do they love awful football enough to miss out on legitimately good basketball? They used to actually challenge (and sometime beat) UNLV back in the late 80's... I'm they would be up for the challenge of the current MVC. Question is, how much to they love partial Sun Belt Football?
No disrespect, but should UAB get booted out by C-USA, I think that UAB should be on a more regional-based conference. Because I sincerely don't see UAB in the MVC, it would damage the conference's footprint geographically. UAB would prefer to be in the A-Sun or the Sun Belt (which they were a former member of).