College Basketball Bracketology and Selection Sunday Notes

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FSU was bounced from the NCAA Tournament previous year in the second round against No. 11 seed Xavier. "Ten of our losses were to ranked teams, the most in the nation". Get excited. Get ready to make picks.

In making the field for the second consecutive season, Virginia Tech likely will be a No. 8 or 9 seed, which means a potential second-round game against a No. 1 such as Villanova, Kansas or Xavier. Worse yet, TBS has said that rather than unveil the teams as the selection committee bracketed, they'll first announce all the teams, then how they're paired.

It was the second time in three years they've beaten West Virginia (24-10) in the title game. You can watch online via the TBS website or you can stream it through the NCAA's March Madness Live streaming service.

The Villanova Wildcats have been at or near the top of the rankings for the majority of the season. Matt Mobley hit an Atlantic 10 Tournament-record nine 3-pointers and scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half for the Bonnies, who haven't lost since January 19.

The college game continues to keep pace with general basketball trends, with almost 22 3-pointers attempted, and 7.7 made, per game. Cameron Lard's basket in the closing stretch cut the lead to 66-64, but Matt Coleman's jumper for Texas marked the only two points in the final minute of the game, as the Cyclones failed to take advantage of a missed free throw and turnover from the victors.

"What Jalen does isn't always appreciated publicly", Wright said, per Lindsay Schnell of USA Today.

There's absolutely no indication OU has the momentum necessary to make a run to the Sweet 16 or beyond, but Young's playmaking ability will give the Sooners a chance against any opponent they face.

Villanova will face the victor of LIU-Brooklyn-Radford First Four game.

Wednesday's schedule for the 2018 Big 12 tournament featured four teams in two games fighting to keep their hopes for a spot in the field of 68 alive.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Davidson guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson (3) drives during the first half of an NCAA college basketball championship game in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Washington.

Oregon: The Ducks (22-11, RPI 63), seeded sixth in the Pac-12 Tournament, beat Washington State and Utah to remain in the hunt but lost to USC 74-54 on Friday night in the semifinals.

Tom Izzo has spoiled Spartan fans, and this year is no exception. But our body of work speaks for itself, and I think we have a good shot at getting in just because of our resume. I think that's the past way to go about it. "I don't understand why we would have four on the bubble. And that's kind of what this week is for". Instead of going region by region like usual, TBS will show an alphabetical list of which teams are in the tournament before showing the actual bracket.

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