Another accurate day from the arc for the Wildcats could burst the hopes of bubble teams across the country.
Baylor lost 14 games.
Davidson (20-11, 74 RPI) is no lock if it loses. And the computers show their non-conference strength of schedule to be one of the worst in the country.
Still, bubble teams might have reason to worry.
"Even though it was not looking promising an hour before, we still held out hope that our quality wins on the road and at neutral sites would pay off".
The 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament, better known as March Madness, begins on Tuesday, where 64 teams will be competing for national glory over the next three and a half weeks. The Spartans are deep and balanced, led by do-everything forward Miles Bridges, who passed up on being a high first-round pick previous year to return for his sophomore season. USC was one of the biggest snubs in history based on RPI. They were booted from their conference tournament in their first game by Oklahoma State. That's part of a program philosophy of scheduling hard in the non-conference. Miami went 11-7 in the ACC and was a top-25 team, so they couldn't be left out either.
The Orange, according to NCAA Selection Committee Chair Bruce Rasmussen, were the last team into the tournament field. They have lost 8 of their past 10 games.
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Labour's Joan Burton said she hoped the debate would be respectful and produce a good outcome for the people of Ireland. The debate on the controversial issue is due to resume after the St Patrick's Day week-long break on March 20.
This is the Sun Devils' 16th NCAA appearance.
And its head coach was right in the middle of it all. The USC Trojans finished second in the Pac 12.
As the 5-seed in the Big East Tournament, the Friars knocked off Creighton in the first round to advance to the semifinals. There was some early doubt the Sooners would make the NCAA Tournament due to an early exit in the Big 12 Tournament but a strong finish to the regular season helped them make their case.
St. Bonaventure: Coach Mark Schmidt plans to pray on Selection Sunday. Battle leads Division I players with an average of 38.5 minutes per game and Howard is second at 38.3. "We knew it was going to be a very close decision", said Hurley, in his third season. But we're excited for the guys.
The Blue Raiders famously upset Michigan State back in 2016 in the tournament as a No. 15 seed and Minnesota a year ago as a No. 12 seed.