Sooners first four in, on bubble in latest bracketology
Mar 12 2018
The show kicks off at 6 p.m.
The last four at-large teams, as well as teams, seeded 65 through 68 will play in the First Four games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Part of the stall this year is to name all 68 tournament teams in the first 10 minutes before getting into the business of brackets.
"We use the phrase 'full body of work, ' " Rasmussen said. "But it doesn't matter now". These three tournament teams have been struggling as of late, and seem to be hobbling into the NCAA tournament. "I feel like everybody counted us out".
"We need to get these teams right", she said. If FSU makes the tournament this season would have to be considered a success considering how much fire power the team lost from last year's roster.
There is expected to be a slight tweak to the format as the teams and seedings will be announced before the actual bracket.
Texas Southern 84, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69 - At Houston: Trayvon Reed had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Demontrae Jefferson added 15 points and Texas Southern defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game to earn its fourth NCAA tournament appearance in five years.
If Syracuse does not make the NCAA Tournament field it will be headed to the NIT.
Here's a look at the updated results for the Big 12 tournament as games go final, as well as a look at the quarterfinal schedule on Thursday.
They shared the regular season title and outlasted Northeastern in overtime in the CAA Championship Game to lock down the automatic bid.
Only two Longhorns score in double figures, but the defensive effort in crunch time was enough to preserve the win. This might be his most talented team, with All-Americas Ayton and Alonzo Trier, but will the distractions be too much to handle? The Irish played without their top two scorers (Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell) and still found a way to win on a last-second putback by Rex Pflueger. "In this league you do". The quadrant system is the NCAA's new method to evaluating quality wins.
Whatever surprises the actual tournament field holds - and, please, refrain from the misuse of the word "snub", which implies disdain - it will have been anticipated and discussed ad nauseam long before the actual brackets are released.
Devonte Graham piled up 18 points and 13 assists, Silvio De Sousa came up big in place of Udoka Azubuike and ninth-ranked Kansas proved its toughness down the stretch for an 81-70 victory over No. 18 WestVirginia in the Big 12 Tournament title game Saturday night in Kansas City, Mo. The appeal of freshman phenom Trae Young could also help Oklahoma's case.
Texas has been plagued by setbacks all season, including the loss of guard Andrew Jones who was diagnosed with leukemia, the recent suspension of Eric Davis due to a possible NCAA recruiting violation, and an injury to all-Big 12 center Mo Bamba.
Beyond Xavier, the South's toughest outs include last year's runner-up, Gonzaga (30-4), which received a No. 4 seed; red-hot MI, the Big Ten tournament champion; and North Carolina, which will open the tournament in Charlotte. Other short odds to win are Duke (6/1), Virginia (6/1) and Michigan State (15/2). If the Gators do advance, they will take on the victor of No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 14 Stephen F. Austin.
Today is the big day! "We're just trying to do this for each other".
Will tournament seeding be as egregious as a year ago?