MTSU, Vanderbilt heading to NCAA Tournament

It's a bracket so competitive, ACC tournament champion Duke got a No. 2 seed, Big Ten tournament MI received a No. 7 seed and Wichita State, which won 30 games, received a No. 10 seed.

Here's a complete preview of the East Region. UNC with a 1-seed (over Duke w/ 2), Wichita with a 10-seed?!? "And it really made it challenging as we went down into the depths of the bracket". We're going to be fine. "Today is the day we put ourselves on the national map". Florida is the fourth seed. Hard to believe that Northwestern has never before gotten included through its many years of playing Big Ten basketball.

2011: United Kingdom wins the SEC Tournament to finish with a 25-8 record and the No. 13 ranking in the RPI.

The Tigers beat Yale on Sunday for the title in the first Ivy League Tournament, where in previous years they would have clinched earlier by being unbeaten in the regular season.

"The experience helps a lot, " said Southern Cal junior guard Jordan McLaughlin, who was on the court for the deflating loss past year.

More than any team on the bracket, though, isn't America the team most desperately in need of a Cinderella story?

Villanova G Jalen Brunson: The exploits of Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins are well known by now, but Brunson of Villanova is nearly as good and the sophomore is the heir apparent when Hart and Jenkins conclude their careers. It's won 24 NIT games, which is tied for eighth nationally. They'll be tested every step of the way, but they are a popular Final Four pick for a reason.

Mike Daum is averaging 25.3 points per game, which was the second-best mark in college hoops in 2016-17.

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The same goes for Richard warning Morgan that he'd eventually need to kill someone again; nearly daring him to do it on the spot. Richard , the Poor Man's Gerard Butler (his official Kingdom title), stares at a backpack marked "Katy" and angrily digs a hole.

While Luke Kennard was his usual stellar self in the tournament (20 ppg in tournament run), it was freshman standout Jayson Tatum who emerged as the hero for the Blue Devils. You'd do well to start in the East Region. The Mustangs are led by conference player of the year Semi Ojeleye, who's from Ottawa. However things shake out in the NCAA Tournament, this year's been a resounding success.

Syracuse, Iowa, Illinois State, Monmouth and Texas-Arlington were among the many teams that were snubbed from the NCAA Tournament, according to fans.

After a 78-year wait, the Wildcats finally are going dancing for the first time. The Blue Raiders are now a No. 12 seed against Minnesota. It's only a matter of time before they return to the Big Dance.

- COACHING BLOODLINES: Northwestern plays its first-ever NCAA Tournament game against Vanderbilt, whose 15 losses are the most ever by an at-large team. According to the latest data from ESPN's Tournament Challenge, 7.5 percent of people have selected the Cavaliers to appear in the Elite Eight, yet FiveThirtyEight's projections give them an 18 percent chance of making it at least that far, the flawless value play to hinge your bracket around. Instead, there's always a lot of talk when it comes to the snubs from the tournament-the teams left on the outside looking in for the 2017 NCAA Tournament. It's a matchup of contrasting styles and if Marquette can find holes in a defense that was among the best in the SEC, an upset can occur.

WhatIfSports.com gives the Gators a 65.9 percent chance of advancing past East Tennessee State into the round of 32. The Wildcats also has tremendous depth beyond Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins.

In terms of this season, the Tar Heels are averaging 84.9 points per game, and they are about to go up against a No. 16 seed.

This is not a forecast of who will win each game in the 2017 NCAA tournament.


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