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Purdue earns a No. 2 seed, will face Cal State Fullerton

Purdue earns a No. 2 seed, will face Cal State Fullerton

Even the fourth-year coach probably didn't expect Auburn would end its NCAA Tournament drought the way it did, though. "I think this runs deep enough and involves enough people in programs that something's got to change". The SEC received five bids last season but only three in 2016. The 6 seeded Gators are in the East region and will face the victor of the St. Bonaventure and UCLA play-in game. The Tide will face Virginia Tech in the first round.

Sumner went on to the National Basketball Association and athletic guard Trevon Blueitt considered leaving before deciding to stay in Cincinnati for another season.

Donte Grantham's season-ending ACL injury has put more pressure on Marcquise Reed to be the team's offensive spark, though, which could be troublesome for Clemson.

College Sports Madness has OSU projected as a No. 10 seed, but also counts the Cowgirls among the last eight teams getting into the field with at-large berths.

"I have great respect for the family and Ryan, and he's done a heck of a job, only in his second year (at UMBC) in how he's turned it", Bennett said.

The Midwest looks like the bracket of death with No. 1 seed Kansas opening up in Wichita.

In the meantime, the NCAA Tournament is back, and we're primed for a heck of a tourney.




With two wins in the first week, Virginia could match up against Pac-12 champion Arizona or SEC Tournament champion Kentucky in the Sweet 16. He said it can be hard to transition from playing familiar conference foes for three months to preparing for an unknown opponent. The Wildcats are 9-2 favorites to win the title, according to VegasInsider.com, with Duke right behind at 5-1.

POTENTIAL UPSETS: The West Region has three games that will be popular upset picks.

No. 9 seed N.C. State will play No. 8 seed Seton Hall for the opportunity to play the victor of Kansas vs. The Huskers finished their regular season with a 22-10 overall record and13-5 Big Ten record earning themselves a four-seed in the Big Ten Tournament. Also in Idaho are defending national runner-up Gonzaga, which would have a home-court advantage of sorts in a second-round matchup against either Ohio State or South Dakota State.

The first Clemson Tiger from the state of Texas, junior Elijah Thomas, is almost averaging a double-double with 10.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed, but Texas Southern sits at 68th on the true seed list, and will have a play-in game to win before it can take a crack at college basketball history against No. 1 Xavier.

While both those games were highly competitive, the couldn't compare to the drama in the final where the decibel levels in the Palestra were classically high.


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