NCAA selection committee chairman talks bracketology, numbers ahead of Selection Sunday

Emilio Banks
March 10, 2018

They still have enough to get by a Kentucky team that's just not organized enough to win a fourth straight SEC tournament or make a fifth consecutive title game. And that doesn't happen every year. Are we paying the men's basketball team?

Once the tournament starts, most of the infrastructure will be the same as it has been in the CBS-Turner era. Who will be this year's tournament Cinderella story?

Moving west, there is no team in the nation that is more accustomed to success than Kansas.

On top of that, Michigan swept Michigan State.

MIAMI: The Hurricanes ended the regular season on a four-game winning streak after a pair of last-second wins. You only get three hours of access, however, for games broadcast on TBS, TNT, and truTV. After taking out No. 11 Syracuse or No. 14 Wake Forest, they'd get No. 3 Miami in the quarterfinals and presumably second-seeded Duke in the semifinals. But in its first year broadcasting the event, TBS should probably be anxious less about numbers and more about making sure viewers don't resent them. Farrell missed the first game with a bad ankle. The Scottrade Center in St. Louis has odd rims and is known as a tough spot to shoot.

"I was so happy when he popped off after that dunk", Wagner said. But when the national champions cut down the net at the Alamodome in April, one can't help but wonder if the win will eventually be tainted or wiped out by scandal. And for Tennessee basketball, that begins with the SEC Tournament.

Louisville (Out)- Blowing a significant lead and losing at the buzzer to Virginia and falling to NC State to end the regular season may keep them out of the NCAA Tournament.

Florida is an example of a team peaking at the right time. "Just anything to change things up". Texas A&M, Missouri and Arkansas should all feel pretty solid about getting in.

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This year's March Madness bracket reveal at 5 p.m. Sunday will be different in several ways, beginning with the fact that TBS is taking over the honors and the selections will be announced before a live audience in Atlanta. Teams like LSU and Mississippi State have been on the bubble in recent weeks, but they mostly look out of the picture entering the tournament - barring a miracle run.

Rather than telling you a certain team will make it to a particular round, our Stage Odds page allows you to see the exact probability a team has to reach a certain round.

This one was less dramatic - though surely the Wolverines did not mind.

The Spartans are making their third appearance all-time in the NCAA tournament and first since 2001.

Conference tournaments present fun conversations and powerful moments. Most of the players in this SEC tournament field don't have significant postseason experience.

"The last four at-large teams on the overall seed list, as well as teams seeded 65 through 68, will be paired to compete in the First Four games on Tuesday and Wednesday following the announcement of the field", according to the NCAA. The Gators could be the favorite in this event if Chiozza is playing well.

"That's definitely what we're looking to do".

That's why the Vols were keeping their eyes focused on bigger prizes even as they celebrated their SEC title. "He's the one that loves to play defense".

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