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Virginia, 'Nova, Kansas, Xavier earn top seeds — March Madness

12 Mars 2018

"But you know, that's definitely in the back of our minds".

"I'm excited for these guys for the opportunity".

The college game continues to keep pace with general basketball trends, with almost 22 3-pointers attempted, and 7.7 made, per game. They had some absolutely great wins. At 19-14 with an 8-10 Big 12 record, they are likely set to be one of the top seeds in the NIT, hosting games in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Things are different now and UCLA has to get ready for March Madness. They reached the Pac-12 Tournament final, before falling to Arizona. Is Cincinnati the best team nobody is talking about? The team made a run to the Sweet 16 last year, but this year's squad is strikingly different.

"And now, Auburn is competitive - competitive enough to win the league and go to the NCAA Tournament". Which this year, makes absolutely no sense.

Villanova, Kansas and Xavier are the other No. 1 seeds in the bracket. Nope. It's only happened once, in 2008. Never before in #Ncaa Tournament history has a No. 1 lost to a No. 16. The time of year when millions of people pore over their college basketball brackets. only to watch them disintegrate in a matter of hours. Will a long shot make it to the Final Four? The 10th-seeded Bulldogs defeated Villanova this season and lost to the Boilermakers in December. The Bison also beat Arkansas in the 2006 tournament and past year as a No. 13 seed played West Virginia tough.

So without further ado. the picks. However Duke will have to first get past Iona and the victor of Rhode Island and Oklahoma, while TCU has to wait to find out their first round opponent, and if they progress, Michigan State will prove a hard task in the second round. Kentucky and Arizona will have to work for their wins.

Speculation over a West Virginia-Marshall pairing could still come to fruition in the second round.

It's kind of like going to an amusement park and thinking you're finally tall enough to get on the roller coaster, only to come up an inch short.

Despite finishing strong, Oklahoma State struggled in their conference with a 8-10 record and finished the season with 14 losses. He has scored 20 or more points eight times, including a season-high 27 in a January win over Michigan State. Clemson also really struggles against pressure, which plays right into New Mexico State's hands.

REGIONAL FINAL: Duke over Kansas. It also made a run to the Elite Eight in 1997 as a No. 10 seed.

SECOND ROUND: Xavier, Gonzaga, Michigan, North Carolina. In the offseason, OSU lost three of its top four scorers to the National Basketball Association or graduation.

REGIONAL SEMIFINAL: Gonzaga over Xavier, North Carolina over MI. The Spartans are your 2018 champions.at least until the games begin. MSU won the Big Ten regular season title and went 29-4 for the season.

Virginia will beat North Carolina.

He also acknowledged that Davidson's upset win over Rhode Island on Sunday was a killer for Notre Dame.

Virginia, 'Nova, Kansas, Xavier earn top seeds — March Madness