3/12 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Gonzaga Men's College Basketball

Last Eight In: Temple, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, St. John’s, Indiana, Mississippi, BYU

First Eight Out: Texas, Xavier, Miami, UCLA, Rhode Island, Old Dominion, Iona, Illinois

Sooner or later the bubble will shrink because of an upset or two along the way. So far, with teams like Northern Iowa and Gonzaga winning their conference tournaments, the bubble has been safe. It will happen, but there really are not too many other opportunities left. It is pretty safe to say that a team like Florida State isn’t going to run the table and win the ACC title. The Pac-12, with just three teams safely in the tournament and a history of upsets, is one conference to watch. The other likely spots for a team to come out of nowhere and win their conference tournament is in the A-10 and MWC. As good as Davidson, Dayton and VCU may be, Rhode Island, Richmond and George Washington are certainly capable of stringing together a few quality wins and earn an automatic bid to NCAA Tournament.


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ACC: Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Virginia

American: Cincinnati, SMU, Temple, Tulsa

Big East: Butler, Georgetown, Providence, St. John’s, Villanova

Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia

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

Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, Utah

SEC: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Texas A&M

A-10: Davidson, Dayton, VCU

CAA: Northeastern*

C-USA: Louisiana Tech

Horizon: Valparaiso*

MAC: Toledo

MVC: Northern Iowa*, Wichita State

MWC: Boise State, Colorado State, San Diego State

WCC: BYU, Gonzaga*

America East: Albany

A-Sun: North Florida*

Big Sky: Eastern Washington

Big South: Coastal Carolina*

Big West: UC Davis

Ivy League: Harvard

MAAC: Manhattan*

MEAC: North Carolina Central

NEC: Robert Morris*

OVC: Belmont*

Patriot: Lafayette*

Southern: Wofford*

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: North Dakota State*

Sun Belt: Georgia Southern

SWAC: Texas Southern

WAC: New Mexico State


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket