Where is your favorite team in the tournament ranked? The Orange had to sit out the 2015 NCAA Tournament after SU officials imposed a one-year postseason ban on the school's basketball program for committing NCAA violations. Illinois State also was a prominent snub even though it had lost just two games since December.
Sure, predicting the first- and second-round upsets is always fun-and we've got a handful of sleepers to consider this year-but if you're going to win your NCAA tournament bracket pool, you're going to need to nail your Final Four picks.
You could tell Northwestern arrived when CBS showed up for the regular-season finale against Purdue and put a rollicking Welsh-Ryan Arena crowd on national TV, with play-by-play man Jim Nantz calling it one of the best atmospheres he's seen in his illustrious career. The Wildcats will play the victor of Mount St. Mary's and New Orleans. The victor will be the No. 11 seed in the South Region, advancing to play No. 6 Cincinnati on Friday in Sacramento, Calif.
The 'Dores finished the year 19-15 with a 10-8 record in conference play.
Jaguars sign former Texans cornerback and UCF alum AJ Bouye
While the details of the deal and figures aren't official, it's clear that the Jaguars are not here to play around anymore. Considering his young age, it is also possible that the player has yet to reach his potential.
If so, will Wake Forest be playing in Dayton? This Cincinnati team is one tough squad and has the talent to be Sweet 16 bound. Other cities hosting First Round NCAA Tournament action include Greenville, Tulsa and Indianapolis.
As for the NCAA Tournament odds, North Carolina, Duke and Villanova are the top three favorites to take home the 2017 NCAA Tournament title according to Bleacher Report.
The odds of picking 60 plus consecutive winners is harder than winning most lotteries.
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