3/4 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

Maryland Men's College Basketball Nick Faust

Last Eight In: La Salle, Boise State, Alabama, Temple, California, Illinois, Iowa State, San Diego State

First Eight Out: Maryland, Tennessee, Southern Miss, Iowa, Mississippi, Arizona State, Baylor, Villanova

The two newcomers in this week’s bracket are La Salle and Boise State. They replace Mississippi and Maryland. And that may be a trend over the next two weeks as conferences like the Atlantic 10 and the Mountain West keep making better and better cases to get a whole lot of teams into the tournament. Right now we have five A-10 teams in and five Mountain West teams in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. It is quite conceivable that the SEC ends up with two or three teams. The perception is that the A-10 and MW have a lot of bubble teams, so those should be some great conference tournaments. However, a quality loss to a team like Saint Louis or New Mexico should not put an end to La Salle or Boise State’s NCAA dreams.


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Duke, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia

Big East: Georgetown, Louisville, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Marquette, Notre Dame, Cincinnati

Big 12: Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Iowa State

Big Ten: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois

Pac-12: Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Colorado, California

SEC: Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Alabama

A-10: Saint Louis, Butler, VCU, Temple, La Salle

CAA: Northeastern

C-USA: Memphis

Horizon: Valparaiso

MAC: Ohio

MVC: Wichita State, Creighton

MWC: New Mexico, Colorado State, UNLV, San Diego State, Boise State

WAC: Louisiana Tech

WCC: Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s

America East: Albany

A-Sun: Mercer

Big Sky: Montana

Big South: Charleston Southern

Big West: Long Beach State

Ivy League: Harvard

MAAC: Loyola (MD)

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: Robert Morris

OVC: Belmont

Patriot: Bucknell

Southern: Davidson

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: South Dakota State

Sun Belt: Middle Tennessee

SWAC: Southern


See the Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket