3/13 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Last Eight In: Colorado State, Drake, Syracuse, Michigan State, Louisville, Utah State, VCU, Wichita State
First Eight Out: Saint Louis, Boise State, Xavier, Memphis, Mississippi, Seton Hall, SMU, Louisiana Tech
Yesterday we talked about how Mississippi and Seton Hall both had opportunities to play their way into the NCAA Tournament thanks to many other bubble teams losing. Ole Miss lost to LSU and Seton Hall fell to Georgetown. That means the bubble has surprisingly stayed very similar despite being the Friday before Selection Sunday traditionally making a mess of projected brackets. Saturday has the chance to make the bubble smaller if Georgetown or Oregon State can continue their impressive conference tournament runs and earn an automatic bid. Another team to watch is Memphis. They face off against Houston on Saturday afternoon. A win over a top ten team would get them into the discussion even if they were to lose in the AAC final on Sunday. Perhaps the most important game of the day did not finish until the wee hours of Saturday morning. Utah State and Colorado State were both on the bubble, but in. With USU earning the victory, they have now basically flipped places. The Rams are now the last team in and hoping for a trip to Dayton, while Utah State is slightly more safely in the field.
ACC: Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
American: Houston, Wichita State
Big East: Connecticut, Creighton, Villanova, Xavier
Big 12: Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Big Ten: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Pac-12: Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, USC
SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Missouri, Tennessee
A-10: St. Bonaventure, VCU
CAA: Drexel*
C-USA: Western Kentucky
Horizon: Cleveland State*
MAC: Buffalo
MVC: Drake, Loyola (IL)*
MWC: Boise State, Colorado State, San Diego State, Utah State
WCC: BYU, Gonzaga*
America East: Hartford
A-Sun: Liberty*
Big Sky: Eastern Washington
Big South: Winthrop*
Big West: UC Irvine
Ivy League: Yale
MAAC: Iona
MEAC: Norfolk State
NEC: Mount St. Mary’s*
OVC: Morehead State*
Patriot: Colgate
Southern: UNC Greensboro
Southland: Nicholls
Summit: Oral Roberts*
Sun Belt: Appalachian State*
SWAC: Prairie View A&M
WAC: Grand Canyon