"The bracket is loaded at the top with Kansas, Duke, Michigan State, Auburn being the 4 seed in that group".
The four No. 1 seeds were no surprise, with Villanova the overall top seed, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier rounding out the favorites. Don't forget sophomore guard Malik Newman, who caught fire during the Big 12 tournament, scoring on 15 shots beyond the arc in three games.
"I think that's part of our experience, especially on our seniors, to make sure everybody's calm, cool, and not looking ahead", said senior Dakota Mathias.
The Virginia Tech Hokies took a turn for the better at the end of January. Wichita is a 2½-hour drive from their campus in Lawrence, and Omaha is three hours to the north.
This will be Auburn's first appearance in California, where it is 2-3 all-time, since a loss to Stanford on November 27, 1999, and the first postseason appearance on the west coast since playing in Long Beach, Calif.in 1986.
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"The advantage is your fans get an opportunity to come see you play", Self said. "Two's the highest seed we've had". He's won 47 NCAA Tournament games, a total that ties John Wooden for seventh on the all-time list.
Team that doesn't belong: UCLA sneaked in late over league rival USC. We still have a lot of work to be done.
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"They had enough on their resume to get in", Rasmussen said.
Unless you have an affinity for Big Sky Conference basketball, then you probably don't know much about Montana.
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I thought they played smarter than us. "If I sleep two hours tonight", Self added, "it'll be more than I probably think I should". Five Cowboys hit from behind the arc, tugging apart OU's defense as it struggled to pull its rebounding team back together.
Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday, but was eliminated by Kansas in a quarterfinals loss. The Jayhawks get the top seed in this region, and while they have terrific guard play, they're too reliant on shooting the 3, and one cold night could allow them to get picked off early. It's a recipe for at least four wins in the tournament. "All the adversity that we've gone through. That's why we play the games". As a die-hard Missouri State Bears fan, I was gearing up for a magical March run.
The Sun Devils (20-11) began the season as one of the hottest teams in the nation. In their last appearance, in 2013, they were seeded No. 13 and were blown out by No. 4 seed Syracuse, 81-34.
The Gators have a 42-16 NCAA Tournament record and have advanced to the Elite Eight during five consecutive NCAA appearances, including last season.
Move over, boring two-dimensional NCAA tournament bracket. The Arizona State Sun Devils are in on of the play-in games as an 11-seed. Freshman forward Omari Spellman gives this program a boost in toughness as a rebounder and interior defender, but Villanova's sharpshooters will lead it to San Antonio. Kentucky opens in a tough 5-12 matchup against Davidson before going on to face Deandre Ayton and Arizona if it survives.
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The Musketeers (28-5, 15-3) have a solid non-conference win vs. likely No. 2 seed Cincinnati to mesh with no bad losses. For the first time in 36 years, the highly-anticipated reveal of the tournament field and bracket will be shown on TBS.
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