3/14 Men's Basketball Bracketology Breakdown

St. John's Men's College Basketball

Last Eight In: Florida State, Saint Joseph’s, Tennessee, Providence, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Iowa

First Eight Out: Minnesota, Dayton, Missouri, California, Arkansas, St. John’s, Green Bay, Louisiana Tech

The bubble is always interesting, but Thursday was a great bubble day, unless you are a fan of St. John’s, Arkansas or California. The Red Storm fell to Providence in what was virtually an NCAA Tournament play-in game. The Friars now face Seton Hall in the semifinals, which could be a bad thing. We think Providence is pretty safe either way, but losing to the Pirates would be much worse than losing to Villanova. In the SEC, Arkansas had to beat South Carolina to get a shot at Tennessee and potentially clinch a berth. But they lost to the Gamecocks and that is a bad loss at a bad time. Out west, Cal fell to Colorado and moves to the wrong side of the bubble. The Buffaloes would have had to sweat it out if they lost in the quarterfinals, but should feel pretty safe now.


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket


ACC: Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia

American: Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Memphis, SMU

Big East: Creighton, Providence, Villanova, Xavier

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

Big Ten: Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Pac-12: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA

SEC: Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee

A-10: George Washington, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, VCU

CAA: Delaware*

C-USA: Southern Miss

Horizon: Milwaukee*

MAC: Toledo

MVC: Wichita State*

MWC: New Mexico, San Diego State

WAC: New Mexico State

WCC: BYU, Gonzaga*

America East: Stony Brook

A-Sun: Mercer*

Big Sky: Weber State

Big South: Coastal Carolina*

Big West: UC Irvine

Ivy League: Harvard*

MAAC: Manhattan*

MEAC: Norfolk State

NEC: Mount St. Mary’s*

OVC: Eastern Kentucky*

Patriot: American*

Southern: Western Carolina

Southland: Stephen F. Austin

Summit: North Dakota State*

Sun Belt: Georgia State

SWAC: Texas Southern


See The Men's Basketball Projected NCAA Tournament Bracket