Kansas State earned the number nine seed in the South Region and is headed to Charlotte, North Carolina. Penn had a 24-0 run that extended to both halves. While excited to be extending their season, they had to be disappointed that they had only 48 hours before taking on the Bruins. Duke is the third-best team by the site's figures, with Division I's third-best offense and seventh-best defense.
You can get a printable bracket right here or see it in full below. The Friars are playing some of their best basketball of the season, getting wins over Creighton and Xavier in the Big East Tournament. The Wildcats are averaging 76.4 points per game this season and are paced by senior forward Peyton Aldridge, who is averaging 21.5 points per game with 7.8 rebounds per game. The team was 7-25 the year before he took over.
The Cavaliers finished the ACC regular season at 17-1, losing only once to Virginia Tech at home. He said perception, not results, was holding OSU's postseason outlook back; in October, the Cowboys were picked to finish last in the Big 12. We now know for sure that the No. 1 seeds are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xaiver - are you going to pick a one-seed to win it all?
The Cardinals put up an interesting case as they didn't lose to single team outside of the RPI top 100 and had three Q1 wins, which is a big tool the committee uses to make selections. Oh, and it has Oklahoma freshman Trae Young, who has the potential to go on a Steph Curry-like NCAA run. Before the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, they won 12 straight games and are now 25-7 on the season.
"There's no team in this tournament that is more prepared than Auburn as far as everything we've gone through", Pearl said. Virginia has never won the NCAA Tournament and its last Final Four appearance was in 1984.
At the end of the day, it just wasn't enough.
Wichita State vs. Marshall Friday, approx.
'NOVA NO. 1: Villanova (30-4) is the No. 1 seed in the East Region, a familiar position for the Wildcats.
Afterward, Boynton addressed the media inside the Sprint Center and told them he had a team deserving of an NCAA Tournament berth.
TCU won last year's NIT.
But that was before Davidson, which had beaten the Bonnies in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament on Saturday, knocked off No. 1 seed Rhode Island on Sunday to secure an automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. Tuesday's games will feature LIU Brooklyn vs Radford at 6:40 p.m. ET followed by St Bonaventure vs. UCLA at 9: 10 p.m. ET. Having several key players back from last year's national championship victor also gives UNC an advantage over the rest of the region. The tournament title was UK's sixth under John Calipari and fourth straight. He has scored 20 or more points eight times, including a season-high 27 in a January win over Michigan State.