3/11 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Rhode Island, USC, Providence, Vanderbilt, Xavier, Kansas State, Wake Forest, Marquette
First Eight Out: Syracuse, Illinois State, California, Houston, Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana, TCU
Rhode Island beat St. Bonaventure on Friday afternoon in what amounted to a must win game for the Rams. They may need to win another one to reach the NCAA Tournament. While Davidson is certainly a tough team that can beat anybody, not having to play Dayton, who Davidson upset, could be a mixed bag for the Rams. The game could be more likely to result in a victory for Rhode Island, but it does not build their resume nearly as much as a win over Dayton would.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
American: Cincinnati, SMU
Big East: Butler, Creighton, Marquette, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia
Big Ten: Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, USC
SEC: Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
A-10: Dayton, Rhode Island, VCU
CAA: UNC Wilmington*
C-USA: Middle Tennessee
Horizon: Northern Kentucky*
MAC: Akron
MVC: Wichita State*
MWC: Nevada
WCC: Gonzaga*, Saint Mary’s
America East: Vermont
A-Sun: Florida Gulf Coast*
Big Sky: North Dakota
Big South: Winthrop*
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Princeton
MAAC: Iona*
MEAC: North Carolina Central
NEC: Mt. St. Mary’s*
OVC: Jacksonville State*
Patriot: Bucknell*
Southern: East Tennessee State*
Southland: New Orleans
Summit: South Dakota State*
Sun Belt: Texas-Arlington
SWAC: Texas Southern
WAC: New Mexico State