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OU basketball: A final look at Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament hopes

12 March 2018

That may or may not be the case. This team is begging to stay at home. The Aggies join Tennessee (#3 seed, South Region), Auburn (#4 seed, East Region), Kentucky (#5 seed, South Region), Florida (#6 seed, East Region), Arkansas (#7 seed, East Region), Missouri (#8 seed, South Region) and Alabama (#9 seed, East Region) as the SEC's representatives in the tournament. The Heels rank 325th in the country (out of 351 teams) in three-point defense as opponents get almost 40 percent of their points from long range, which is the sixth most nationally. "I'm happy for our team to have this opportunity, and we obviously have two really good potential opponents to start preparing for". Bracketed in the South Region, the Cavaliers play late Friday night in Charlotte, N.C., against America East champion Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC). A network source told Sports Illustrated that all 68 teams and full brackets are expected to be unveiled in the first half of the show.

March Madness begins on Selection Sunday 2018 when the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee reveals which 68 teams have made the field for this year's basketball championships. Fans can also stream the show on NCAA March Madness Live app.

Hurley's third season with the Sun Devils has come with major strides being taken within the program. While head coach Jay Wright's team had some slip-ups during the regular season, the Wildcats are very talented and capable of winning their second national championship in the last three years. If the Fighting Irish make the Big Dance, they'll just have to wait to see where and whom they will be playing. Kris Wilkes (5.0 rebounds per game) is a decent rebounder but he will need to be at his best against St. Bonaventure.

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Kentucky opens in a tough 5-12 matchup against Davidson before going on to face Deandre Ayton and Arizona if it survives. Unless you have an affinity for Big Sky Conference basketball, then you probably don't know much about Montana.

"What Jalen does isn't always appreciated publicly", Wright said, per Lindsay Schnell of USA Today. How about Wichita State as a No. 10 seed despite a 30-4 record and a top-10 ranking by Ken Pomeroy's advanced statistics? Miles has been campaigning hard ever since the Huskers' season ended in a blowout loss to eventual Big Ten Tournament champion MI. 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.

Under Tony Bennett, Virginia has advanced past the first weekend of the NCAA tourney only twice in five appearances. "And if we get in, I feel like we'll shock a lot of people".

"So I don't think that it will affect our ratings".

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The No. 2 seeded Bonnies (24-6) will play in the semifinals against No. 3 seed Davidson, which beat sixth-seeded St. This game was a complete flip from their last matchup, as the Cowboys won 82-64 down in Stillwater on March 3.

"I think the only way we can secure our spot is winning the whole thing, honestly", Mobley said. "And that's kind of what this week is for". So make it Virginia, Villanova, Michigan State and Michigan in the Final Four. Furthermore, they're 181st in three-point defense and struggle with turnovers, giving it away on 17.6 percent of their possessions (123rd).

Penn and Harvard played split their two regular season games.

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Head coach Steve Dudley spoke about his freshman runner Marco Arop, who is now 10th in the nation with a 1:47.62 time in the 800m. Holloway was also part of the Gators 4×400 relay team alongside Kunie Fasasi, Chantz Sawyers and Benjamin Lobo Vedel.

OU basketball: A final look at Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament hopes