Where will Kansas State start the NCAA Tournament? Here are some possibilities

Where will Kansas State start the NCAA Tournament? Here are some possibilities

This year could reinforce the knocks as much as any.

A little more than a month ago, OU had nothing to worry about.

The Sooners can't afford to take anything for granted entering Selection Sunday.

The Cavaliers headline the South Region bracket, earning a No. 1 seed for the sixth time in program history.

FSU is now one of just seven NCAA Division I programs who has made the NCAA Elite Eight twice since 2015, and is looking for its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.

But we've seen versions of this before. "We're going to refocus and get ready for the end goal".

OU is still confident because of its schedule, one of the most hard in the country. But the Final Four is not exclusive to great teams, and besides, the Big 12 has fewer Sweet 16s in the last 10 years than the Big Ten, ACC and Big East.

"I told our players, everybody can play if they're in there", Bennett said.

Sexton savours Irish Six Nations title win
Ireland couldn't catch a break but when Garry Ringrose returned after an injury layoff he was excellent. However, the number 10 was included in the starting XV and as ever played a key role in Ireland's win.

After all, there's really nothing more he or his team can do now. That means making the NCAA Tournament as an automatic qualifier instead of creating additional at-large bids. Hosts Ernie Johnson and Greg Gumbel will be joined by analysts Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Seth Davis and Kenny Smith in Atlanta for analysis, discussion, interviews and reactions from teams.

The NCAA tournament will go on this year as it always has, with blue bloods looking to add to their Final Four tradition, Cinderella teams hoping to experience magic, and players and coaches rising to the occasion to become March Madness' shining stars.

San Diego State: The Aztecs (21-10, RPI 85, Strength of Schedule 125) did what they had to do to keep in contention for a bid to the Big Dance for the first time in three years by blowing out No. 22 Nevada 90-73 in the Mountain West Conference semifinals.

Lon Kruger has coached 230 games at Oklahoma, and his teams have won 61 percent of them. The senior guard averaged 19.8 points, 5.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 45.4% from the field and 45.7% from three. Most notably, Oklahoma (18-13) dropped from a four-seed to a No. 10 - the product of losing eight of its final 10 games. It has a 3-3 record in Quadrant 2 contests, and its only loss in either Quadrant 3 or 4 was at Iowa State, which is eight spots away from qualifying as a Quadrant 2 game. The outlier is UNC, who could beat rival Duke and Virginia to jump all the way to the #1 line, but Kansas would have to lose in the Big 12 Tournament. So I fear that Baylor and Oklahoma State could miss the tourney.

Even against many of those not on the bubble, OU wins the Quadrant system comparison.

Yet the fourth-seeded Wildcats (27-7) went on to win the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles, and open NCAA play against 13-seed Buffalo (26-8) on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.

They don't call it March Madness for nothing. I still have Xavier ahead of the two Michigans on the seed list and that's not likely to change. In its schedule, OU has a major advantage, and it's clinging to that tightly as Selection Sunday arrives.

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