3/10 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Mississippi College Basketball Brian Long

Last Eight In: Southern Miss, Colorado State, North Carolina State, Miami (FL), South Florida, Mississippi State, West Virginia, Washington

First Eight Out: Xavier, Mississippi, Drexel, Iona, Colorado, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Washington

Most of the bubble teams actually won on Friday. Xavier and Mississippi got quality wins, but there is no room for them in the NCAA Tournament quite yet. But those two are right on the bubble and it could go either way. But at least Xavier and Mississippi can still play their way into the big dance. Teams like Southern Miss, Colorado State, Miami, Drexel and Iona can do nothing but sit back and hope other bubble teams lose and that there are no major surprises taking away a spot. That means cheer for Memphis and Long Beach State to take care of business on Saturday. Otherwise, the bubble will get much busier if the Tigers and 49ers join the fray.


The Complete 2012 NCAA Tournament Projected Bracket


ACC: North Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Virginia, Miami, North Carolina State

Big East: Syracuse, Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Connecticut, South Florida

Big 12: Kansas, Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Texas

Big Ten: Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue

Pac-12: California, Washington, Arizona

SEC: Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi State

A-10: Temple, St. Louis


C-USA: Memphis, Southern Miss

Horizon: Detroit*

MAC: Akron

MVC: Creighton*, Wichita State

MWC: New Mexico, UNLV, San Diego State, Colorado State

WAC: Nevada

WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s*, BYU

America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: Belmont*

Big Sky: Montana*

Big South: UNC-Asheville*

Big West: Long Beach State

Ivy League: Harvard*

MAAC: Loyola (MD)*

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: LIU Brooklyn*

OVC: Murray State*

Patriot: Lehigh*

Southern: Davidson*

Southland: Lamar

Summit: South Dakota State*

Sun Belt: Western Kentucky*

SWAC: Mississippi Valley State

"*" Indicates the team has automatically qualified for the NCAA Tournament


The Complete 2012 NCAA Tournament Projected Bracket