Kentucky, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Florida are going from the SEC, which missed having eight teams for the second year in a row when Alabama was one of the first four out.
The NCAA said UNC Greensboro was in the field of 68 until OR won the Pac-12 tournament on Saturday night to earn an automatic bid. 3 in the country in points per game (86.1).
After a loss to St. Mary's in the WCC Championship Game, the Gonzaga Bulldogs dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 in the Poll and were also named as the fourth No. 1 seed.
There are generally between 10 and 16 upsets per tournament.
Selection Sunday is here, and the bracket has been unveiled.
Third-seeded Houston won a school-record 31 games along with its first regular-season conference championship since 1992. Even your grandma in your family bracket league knows she has to take at least one 12-seed given how frequently they win (all but three years since 2005). And while those numbers are ultimately impacted by the quality of Yale's schedule, the Bulldogs were defensively stout in non-conference wins over California and Miami.
Northeastern is led by head coach Bill Coen.
Aside from a 14-4 conference slate, NU will enter postseason play in the midst of a seven-game winning streak, which includes wins in 12 of its last 13 outings.
It would be a massive win for the city, especially the Power & Light District - the bar oasis across the street from the Sprint Center - and it would be awesome for college basketball.