12/13 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown


Last Eight In: UNLV, Connecticut, Richmond, BYU, St. Mary’s, San Diego State, Marquette, Indiana
First Eight Out: Pittsburgh, Northern Iowa, Memphis, USC, Houston, New Mexico, Texas, Tulsa

Texas and Coach Shaka Smart made a statement with their win over North Carolina on Saturday. It’s too early to say that this Texas team has turned a corner, but it is certainly a good start. For now Texas remains on the outside looking in, but their losses to Washington, Texas A&M and Michigan may not look too bad come March. However, they do have a couple big non-conference tests left against Stanford and Connecticut. The Longhorns also play Vanderbilt in a non-conference tilt in late January. With how tough the Big 12 is expected to be this year, Texas needs to win at least a couple of those games and hope a .500 record in conference play would be enough. That would only put them at 18 wins and that will likely have the Longhorns on the wrong side of the bubble.


See The Men’s Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Duke, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia
American: Cincinnati, Connecticut
Big East: Butler, Marquette, Providence, Villanova, Xavier
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia
Big Ten: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue
Pac-12: Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah
SEC: Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt
A-10: Davidson, Dayton, George Washington, Richmond
CAA: Northeastern
C-USA: Old Dominion
Horizon: Valparaiso
MAC: Central Michigan
MVC: Wichita State
MWC: Boise State, San Diego State, UNLV
WCC: BYU, Gonzaga, St. Mary’s
America East: Stony Brook
A-Sun: North Florida
Big Sky: Eastern Washington
Big South: Winthrop
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Harvard
MAAC: Iona
MEAC: Norfolk State
NEC: LIU Brooklyn
OVC: Belmont
Patriot: Bucknell
Southern: Mercer
Southland: Stephen F. Austin
Summit: South Dakota State
Sun Belt: Georgia State
SWAC: Alabama A&M
WAC: New Mexico State