3/10 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

 

Last Eight In: Villanova, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Temple, Saint Mary’s, Wichita State, Kentucky

First Eight Out: La Salle, Virginia, Alabama, Southern Miss, Iowa, Baylor, Arizona State, Middle Tennessee State

 

Five down and just 63 more to go. Over the weekend a few teams punched their ticket, if you will. And many were in thrilling fashion. Belmont slipped past Murray State in overtime to make OVC teams wonder why they let the Bruins into the conference. Florida Gulf Coast pulled off a bit of an upset at Mercer to make their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. Out in the Ivy League it looked like it may take until Tuesday, or beyond with a playoff, to figure out who was going to represent the conference. But Harvard won on Friday and Saturday, while Princeton lost twice over the weekend to clinch a spot for the Crimson. On Sunday, Liberty made headlines by winning the Big South. The Flames were the fifth seed in the North Division and got very hot and the exact right time. Next stop, Dayton! The MVC title game probably only affected seeding as both Creighton and Wichita State should be in the tournament. Creighton got a nice boost to their resume and should be a six or seven seed next Sunday.

 

See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket

 

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

Big East: Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Villanova

Big 12: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oklahoma

Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota

Pac-12: UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, California

SEC: Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee

 

A-10: Saint Louis, Butler, VCU, Temple

CAA: Northeastern

C-USA: Memphis

Horizon: Valparaiso

MAC: Ohio

MVC: Creighton, Wichita State

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

WAC: Louisiana Tech

WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s

 

America East: Albany

A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast*

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Liberty*

Big West: Long Beach State

Ivy League: Harvard*

MAAC: Iona

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: LIU Brooklyn

OVC: Belmont*

Patriot: Bucknell

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Florida International

SWAC: Southern

 

See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket