Breaking down the NCAA tourney — March Madness

My pick for this year is Arizona. Leave yours in the comment section below

My pick for this year is Arizona. Leave yours in the comment section below

Young became the first player in NCAA history to lead the nation in scoring and assists. Both were entangled in the federal investigation into college basketball that cost coach Bruce Pearl his top assistant.

Clemson will face the victor of Charleston and Auburn. if it gets by the Aggies, and Barkley the Auburn graduate said on TBS that he is expecting Clemson to lose in round one.

The Shockers didn't miss a beat in their first season in the American Athletic Conference and secured their ninth straight 25-win season. Young men from 68 teams enter the field, and only one will go home as a victor.

Keep an eye on the matchup between No. 7 seed Texas A&M and No. 10 seed Providence. Cincinnati is the No. 2 seed in the South Region and will face Georgia State on Friday. Reed has posted 11 20-point games this season, including a career-best 28 points in a loss at Virginia Tech (Feb. 21).

Rick Barnes is heading back to where he spent a good chunk of his career. 9 seed in the East Region.

The Bisons, under fifth-year coach Casey Alexander, are making their NCAA tournament debut.

"They had enough on their resume to get in", Rasmussen said. The victor will get the chance to take down the East Region No. 1 seed, Villanova.

Their course to the Final Four will nearly certainly take them through the Wildcats, somehow. "Now we have to wait regardless of where we end up", Flanery said in a phone interview Sunday night. He is in his second year at UMBC as a graduate transfer. "(If) we're fortunate to win two games, Omaha is kind of a home away from home during the NCAA Tournament". The West region site is Los Angeles. That included two wins over Duke, a win at Tennessee, a home win against eventual Big Ten Tournament champ MI and a neutral-court win against Ohio State.

Auburn won just two of its final four games after losing the SEC's top shot blocker, Anfernee McLemore, to an ankle injury.

Oh, and Auburn is the No. 4 seed after earning the top seed in the SEC Tournament.

Alabama is the No. 9 seed and will face No. 8 Virginia Tech in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Duke is the third-best team by the site's figures, with Division I's third-best offense and seventh-best defense.

If UF advances, it will play the victor of No. 3 Texas Tech vs. Foster began his career with the Wildcats.

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Game time is yet to be determined.

Louisville had a chaotic season mired by the firings of coach Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation case.

Virginia, which began the season unranked in The Associated Press poll, might be considered the prohibitive favorite, as much as the notoriously anarchic tournament can be said to have one.

Overall top seeds for the tournament are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier, with Villanova and Xavier both representing the Big East Conference as No. 1 seeds. The Cowboys also lost an assistant coach in the Federal Bureau of Investigation scandal. Four-year players against Diaper Dandies.

Coale's regular-season schedule was the second-toughest in the NCAA. Purifoy and Wiley were ruled out due to eligibility concerns on November 2 and have not appeared in a game this season.

Watch Bill Self's full comments on the selection show below.

The Radford Highlanders return to the big dance for the first time since 2009. Their road to the Final Four is far from easy, but they are just as capable as Kansas and Duke, if not more. The Southeastern Conference, which has made a concerted effort to transfer its success in football to the hardcourt, got 8 of its 14 teams into the field.

The Oklahoma Sooners have made it into the 2018 NCAA tournament.

On paper, it doesn't look like it, but this is March Madness, and upsets can and will happen!

Instead of seeing the likes of Middle Tennessee State, USC, and St Mary's, among others, leaving us with the likes of Syracuse, Oklahoma and Alabama.

Penn won the Ivy League to earn an automatic bid Sunday, and so did Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference.

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