Michigan is getting a raw deal: Why is Michigan State in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena and Michigan forced to jet off to Wichita? “Thankful to be the one seed”. If you are in need of your own bracket don’t worry, just click the tweet below! In reality, though, they need to do it to play beyond the Sweet Sixteen in the Midwest Region. The Final Four usually features two No. 1s and two lower seeded teams, within the No. 2-4 range, according to Yahoo Sports. After the Tar Heels beat Duke on Friday night, that seemingly locked up Charlotte for them. The BlueJays (21-11) finished 3rd in the Big East during the regular season. Fair or foul, after missing the NCAA Tournament previous year, Texas A&M has an opportunity to play in the Big Dance.
But now the attention turns to UMBC, which defeated Vermont in the America East final on Saturday. He’s said he’s eager to play in the Tournament again.
Lipscomb guard Michael Buckland of High Point during a game against Purdue on December 30. That shot, I didn’t see it. … “We just need to come up with a good game plan and try to put our best foot forward”. The first team out was Notre Dame, which played much of the season without its injured senior star Bonzie Colson. It’s tougher to come up with a harder path to a Final Four than by potentially having to beat two national championship coaches in Kansas’ Bill Self and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski. “This is special. It hasn’t played out exactly the way I thought it would this year, but the main thing is that this team fought through adversity and won when it had to win”.
“I have great respect for, of course, the family and Ryan [Odom]”, Bennett said.
“I know when I came here, one of the things that (former AD) Jay Jacobs and I talked about … they were exhausted of Auburn basketball being a ball and chain around the league”, said fourth-year head coach Bruce Pearl. “And he’s been around a lot”. Along with the 68 teams, the NCAA revealed the tournament’s bracket, along with the No. 1 picks: Kansas, Villanova, Xavier and Virginia.
Calipari also cautioned against taking the SEC lightly a year after SC was one of the biggest surprises of the tournament.
“I think everyone knows it’s 0-0 for everybody now”, Davis said.
Saint Mary’s missed out despite winning 28 games, due in large part to the team’s non-conference profile, and USC missed out despite finishing second in the Pac-12.
If you want to play these safe, that’s understandable, and might the be more logical move in terms of coming out on top of your league.
But that’s how the bracket shook out.