In an effort to help you pick your bracket, these nine-step guides for each region in the tournament are created to give you some information that'll hopefully serve as some background for your predictions.
One upset we won't be picking is a No. 16 seed over a No. 1 seed. In turn, you'll know whether you can afford to give into that perennial impulse to hate-pick against Duke in the first round.
"It was nerve-wracking because when you saw Wisconsin an 8 seed, we were wondering what our seed was going to be", swingman Scottie Lindsey said.
Additionally, fans who are interested in watching the FGCU women's basketball team in the ASUN Tournament Championship Final at Stetson on Sunday at 3 p.m. can watch the game in the Alico Arena Hospitality Suite. Six teams have won three.
What team will be wearing the glass slipper? No. 2 seeds, meanwhile, have fallen four times in the past five years, owing to the significantly higher quality of no. 15 seeds than no. 16 seeds. One first-round upset won't make a pool champion. "You've just got to play the tournament". The Wildcats will hear their name called during the selection show and will make their first NCAA tournament this year. CT was a No. 7 seed when the Huskies won it all in Arlington in 2014. Virginia has a 13.8% chance of reaching the Final Four, the 10th-best chance of any team in the tournament. Kansas came out on top of that pile in San Antonio in 2008.
Less than five minutes into the show, UNO (20-11) was the second team revealed in the 68-team bracket, and as the packed room of fans and family members celebrated the long-awaited accomplishment, Gill wasn't sure how to react.
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Villanova wing Josh Hart vs. Duke wing Luke Kennard. For teams from conferences ranked higher than 10 in the ratings, Chartier's students recommend looking back at their nonconference matchups. SMU is coming off the AAC Tournament title, and are coming in with some serious momentum. The experience of previous year is in their back pockets, and they made it through a grueling regular season with a strong core, having won their last five games.
They're 6.5-point underdogs against the Shockers, and most will likely be picking Wichita State to pull the upset over Archie Miller's club.
All the 12 seeds are live.
No. 12 UNC Wilmington over No. 5 Virginia.
No. 13 losing heat? This season for the first round of the East Region the Wildcats will play in Buffalo, New York at KeyBank Center. Advance all 4-seeds at your own risk. Louisville shot 33.3 percent in 2013. The four regional semifinalists will play in the Sweet 16 in Memphis, Tenn.
Additional teams like Butler: 3 seed UCLA (9.0%), 2 seed Arizona (9.7%), 3 seed Florida State (10.4%), 4 seed Florida (11.9%) and 3 seed Baylor (12.1%). The Spiders were unable to hold off a late charge by VCU in Saturday's Atlantic 10 Semifinal and lost in overtime to the Rams - the third time they've been bounced by their neighbors in the A-10 tourney since VCU joined the league. As good as last year's title team was, they failed to accomplish the conference double. Last season, 10th-seeded Syracuse even found its way in the Final Four.
Risky double-digit seeds hang out in this region. Nate Silver's FiveThrirtyEight also likes to break down the tournament field by advancement percentages.
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