3/16 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Arizona State, Temple, St. John’s, North Carolina State, TCU, Oklahoma, UCF
First Eight Out: Texas, Alabama, Clemson, Belmont, UNC Greensboro, Indiana, Xavier, Furman
Despite quite a few close calls, the bubble only shrank by one spot on Friday with VCU’s loss. Bubble teams should consider themselves very lucky that there are only a few more spots that could against the bubble since it could have been much worse. In the AAC, Memphis and Wichita State are hoping to get one step closer to stealing a bid. In the Pac-12, Oregon could earn an automatic bid with a win over Washington, although by our calculations it would come at the expense of conference foe Arizona State. San Diego State and Bowling Green could punch their ticket on Saturday. The Aztecs face off against Utah State, who would join the bubble with a loss, but will likely be in regardless. Buffalo is certainly in the NCAA Tournament, but they were nearly upset on Friday by Central Michigan. It has been a while since the MAC was a two-bid league, but all the bubble teams will be cheering against that to happen and hope that the Bulls take care of business. Buffalo only lost twice in MAC play this year and one of those was to Bowling Green.
ACC: Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
American: Cincinnati, Houston, Temple, UCF
Big East: Marquette, St. John’s, Villanova
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech
Big Ten: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Arizona State, Washington
SEC: Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee
A-10: Davidson, VCU
CAA: Northeastern*
C-USA: Old Dominion
Horizon: Northern Kentucky*
MAC: Buffalo
MVC: Bradley*
MWC: Nevada, Utah State
WCC: Gonzaga, St. Mary’s*
America East: Vermont
A-Sun: Liberty*
Big Sky: Montana
Big South: Gardner-Webb*
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Yale
MAAC: Iona*
MEAC: Norfolk State
NEC: Fairleigh Dickinson*
OVC: Murray State*
Patriot: Colgate*
Southern: Wofford*
Southland: Abilene Christian
Summit: North Dakota State*
Sun Belt: Texas State
SWAC: Prairie View A&M
WAC: New Mexico State