3/14 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown


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

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

Just when it looks like the bubble is getting smaller, Louisiana Tech goes and loses to Texas-San Antonio. It would have been extremely beneficial if the Bulldogs would have not added such a horrible loss to their resume. Losing to Utah State, Denver or New Mexico State down the line would not have been nearly as bad. Like Middle Tennessee State, Louisiana Tech deserves to remain in the discussion, but a handful of teams will likely have to play their way out of the tournament for the WAC to get two representatives into the NCAA Tournament. With Oklahoma, California, Minnesota, Colorado and other presumably safe teams losing, there are going to be quite a few worried players, coaches and fans on Selection Sunday and a lot of 9, 10 and 11 seeds who do not have much momentum heading into the NCAA Tournament.

 

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

Big East: Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, 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: James Madison*

C-USA: Memphis

Horizon: Valparaiso*

MAC: Ohio

MVC: Creighton, Wichita State

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

WAC: New Mexico State

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: Morgan State

NEC: LIU Brooklyn*

OVC: Belmont*

Patriot: Bucknell*

Southern: Davidson*

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State*

Sun Belt: Western Kentucky*

SWAC: Southern

 

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