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Brackets For Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament Are Released

12 March, 2018, 11:17 | Author: Lora Ball
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Winning the way they did against Providence in overtime during the Big East tournament championship shows how tough this Villanova team can be, and as long as guys like Mikal Bridges and Jalen Brunson are on top of their games, Villanova is going to be a very unsafe team to compete against in the East Region.

Clemson coach Brad Brownell sat in a meeting with Tigers Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich for more than two hours last March and discussed the future of Clemson's men's basketball program and what the Tigers needed to do to return to the NCAA Tournament. NCAA Tournament Selection Committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen was even forced to address the issue on Sunday. The Wolverines looked like one of the hottest teams in the country when they last played but will they have any rust when they face No. 14 seed Montana?

Xavier overcame losing point guard Edmond Sumner to a torn ACL midseason to make an improbable run to the Elite Eight a year ago, knocking off Maryland, Florida State and Arizona before losing to the Zags. Before that, Self went to the NCAA twice with Tulsa and three times with IL. NMSU also has a win over Davidson, a No. 12 seed, in this year's tourney.

-Teams that squeaked in included Oklahoma, which means the nation's most electric player, Trae Young, will be on the court for at least one game, on Thursday against Rhode Island.

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Oklahoma (16-14) will be waiting anxiously to see if it will take part in this year's NCAA tourney. That would normally translate to a 9-seed, but thanks to two Big East teams gaining #1 seeds (Villanova in the East, Xavier in the West), and having already faced both teams three times this season (3-3 record), PC was moved out of the nine-spot into the 10.

1 overall seed in the tournament and will headline the South Region. The Wildcats are 9-2 favorites to win the title, according to VegasInsider.com, with Duke right behind at 5-1.

No. 2 North Carolina vs.

The Bulls rolled through the Mid-American Conference this year and had close losses against several NCAA Tournament teams, including Cincinnati, South Dakota State, St. Bonaventure and Syracuse. During the Big East Tournament, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Providence in overtime, 72-68. "When you beat UNC at home, Duke at home, you go to U.Va. and win, no one in this room has ever really experienced that before". Ray Hagley, the team physician who was on the plane with his wife.

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"I told our players that everyone can play if they're in there", Bennett said in a teleconference Sunday after the pairings were released. "I just can't wait to get to practice and be around my guys".

Here is the official, printable NCAA bracket for the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.

Georgia State isn't a regular in the tournament, but the Panthers have made the most of their opportunities in the past. "That's why we play the games".

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