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Seed List: Maryland leads rising group of M’s

December 3, 2022 Leave a comment

SeedListGraphicMaryland has taken the first month of its season by storm, capped by a home victory against Illinois Friday night to open Big Ten play.  Along the way, the Terrapins have routed Saint Louis and Miami on neutral courts, two teams projected to make the NCAA tournament.  As part of this morning’s Seed List update, the Terrapins also garner the automatic bid from the B10.

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Two other M’s are also rising quickly: Mississippi State and Marquette.  The Golden Eagles are fresh off a rout out Baylor in Milwaukee.  Marquette’s two losses this season?  A five point defeat at unbeaten Purdue and a three-point loss to aforementioned Mississippi State at the Fort Myers tip-off.

With Arizona’s loss at Utah, Connecticut leaps into the top four and actually jumps Texas for the No. 3 slot based on its most notable wins coming on neutral courts.  Texas has two strong victories, both at home.

Per principles, Clemson claims this morning’s automatic bid for the Atlantic Coast Conference, entering the field.  We would also welcome Indiana State (Missouri Valley), Siena (MAAC) and Middle Tennessee (Conference USA).  Although the Colonial has yet to begin conference play (as of this posting), Charleston would be an at-large team.  The Cougars hold the AQ right now.

Bracket Watch: Gonzaga headlines Field of 68

March 13, 2022 Leave a comment

home-tournament-64-thumb.jpgWe’ve made it to Selection Sunday.  And to no one’s surprise, the Gonzaga Bulldogs lead the latest Field of 68, followed on the No. 1 seed line by Arizona, Kansas and Baylor.  The order became clear following Kentucky’s loss to Tennessee and the Jayhawks’ victory over Texas Tech in the Big 12 title game.

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Bracket Report: Kansas, Kentucky move up

March 12, 2022 Leave a comment

home-tournament-64-thumb.jpgOne more day.  That’s all that stands between us and Selection Sunday.  What a ride it’s been.  And we’re not done.  We could still lose three more at-large positions with Virginia Tech, Texas AM and a potential bid thief in the Atlantic 10 still in play.

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Kansas and Kentucky now control their paths to the No. 1 seed line.  With Baylor losing and Kansas advancing, the Jayhawks have likely garnered another top seed.  If Kentucky wins the SEC tournament, the final spot should belong to the Wildcats.  They may earn it either way – provided they beat Tennessee today in the SEC semifinals.  Baylor remains a strong option should UK slip. Read more…

Bracket Report: Long waits for Xavier, Wake Forest

March 10, 2022 Leave a comment

home-tournament-64-thumb.jpgWake Forest and Xavier exited Stage Left on Wednesday – opening the door for a host of other bubble teams who are taking the court today and Friday.  All Wake and XU can do now is wait – and it may not end well for either.  Until we see results additional results, both the Demon Deacons and Musketeers hold onto spots in the Field – slated to face each other in Dayton.  By 6:00 p.m. today – that could change.

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Notable bubble teams in action today:
Indiana vs. Michigan – The Wolverines might survive a loss; it’s much less likely for the Hoosiers.
Florida vs. Texas AM – Feels like an elimination game.
Oklahoma (vs. Baylor) – The Sooners need a run to the B12 title game.
Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame – The Irish are among the Last 4 Byes, so this game matters to both.  In an odd way, Virginia Tech and Virginia can help Wake’s case.
Virginia (vs. North Carolina) – The Cavaliers survived Louisville, but have to beat red-hot Carolina.

Among No. 1 seed contendersArizona takes the court against Stanford.  The Wildcats are trying to garner a No. 1 seed in the South Region since it appears Gonzaga owns the West.

Bracket Report: Gonzaga can secure West Region

March 8, 2022 Leave a comment

Dave2015Tuesday – March 8
Gonzaga can secure the West Region with a victory over Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference Championship game in Las Vegas.  By taking care of San Francisco in the semifinals, the Zags wrapped up a No. 1 seed on Sunday.  A loss to SMC could open the door for Arizona to potentially grab the West, if the Wildcats roll through the Pac-12 tourney.

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Six NCAA Tournament invitations will be handed out tonight.  Brief note about the Atlantic Sun championship: Bellarmine is ineligible due to its transition status; thus, if Bellarmine beats Jacksonville, it would send the A-SUN regular-season champion, Jacksonville State, to the NCAAs.

Congratulations to Georgia State and Chattanooga for earning automatic bids on Monday.  The Mocs last-second victory over Furman will go down in March Madness lore.