3/8 Bracket

A few quick nuggets:

*IU’s resume is now pretty similar to OU’s 2018 resume, and remember, Trae and the Sooners received a 10 seed:

NET KP RPI SOS NON Q1 Q1/Q2
IU 16-14 56 47 82 24 161 6-9 8-14
18 OU 18-13 48 48 26 135 6-9 9-12

*In 2018, three teams received at-large bids with two Q1 wins:  Rhode Island (7 seed), Nevada (7 seed), and Creighton (8 seed).  The committee valued bubble teams with Q1 wins, which is one of the reasons Notre Dame (2-9 against Q1) was left out.

Temple and Clemson both only have 1 Q1 win, which means they are going to likely need at least another over the next 10 days.  Temple gets a chance this weekend against UCF.

*NC State’s loss to Georgia Tech likely sunk them.  You can’t lose to a horrible team, at home in March, and survive with that awful non-conference SOS.  They are going to need a signature win in the ACC Tournament, as even a win over Clemson probably doesn’t do them any good.

*I’m having a hard time slotting Arizona State, as the bad losses (2 Q3 and 2 Q4) are outweighing the 20-9 overall record and 3 Top 30 wins.  Bid-thieves could knock the Sun Devils out.

Last Four In:  Florida, Alabama, Arizona State, Temple

Next Four:  TCU, NC State, Clemson, Furman

EAST

Columbia 1 Virginia 16 Norfolk State/Quinnipiac
8 Baylor 9 St. John’s
5 Mississippi St 12 Indiana
San Jose 4 Marquette 13 New Mexico State
Des Moines 3 Michigan State 14 N. Kentucky
6 Buffalo 11 Texas
7 Wofford 10 Minnesota
Jacksonville 2 LSU 15 Texas State

WEST

SLC 1 Gonzaga 16 Sam Houston St
8 Washington 9 Oklahoma
5 Wisconsin 12 Florida/Temple
Hartford 4 Florida State 13 Hofstra
Tulsa 3 Texas Tech 14 S. Dakota State
6 Maryland 11 Belmont
7 Auburn 10 Seton Hall
Jacksonville 2 UNC 15 Radford

SOUTH

Columbia 1 Duke 16 Prairie View/LIU Brooklyn
8 UCF 9 Iowa
5 Villanova 12 Alabama/Arizona State
San Jose 4 Kansas State 13 Vermont
Hartford 3 Purdue 14 Old Dominion
6 Cincinnati 11 Creighton
7 Iowa State 10 Utah State
Columbus 2 Kentucky 15 Loyola-Chicago

MIDWEST

Columbus 1 Tennessee 16 Bucknell
8 VCU 9 Syracuse
5 Virginia Tech 12 Lipscomb
SLC 4 Kansas 13 UC Irvine
Tulsa 3 Houston 14 Yale
6 Nevada 11 Ohio State
7 Louisville 10 Ole Miss
Des Moines 2 Michigan 15 Montana

 

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