Michigan, MSU both No 3. seeds in NCAA Tournament

Michigan, MSU both No 3. seeds in NCAA Tournament

Michigan, MSU both No 3. seeds in NCAA Tournament

If they win that - and barring a miraculous upset by #16 UMBC - K-State will have to face the Tournament's No. 1 overall seed, the Virginia Cavaliers.

Virginia, coming off the 71-63 victory over UNC on Saturday night in the ACC championship game in Brooklyn, New York, was one of nine ACC teams that received NCAA Tournament bids.

The first round will begin at several regional sites on Thursday.

Duke went 26-7 this season with a 13-5 ACC record. Michigan State, the Big Ten regular-season champ, meets Bucknell on Friday in Detroit.

The No. 1 seed in the South Region, Virginia is in a bracket that includes Arizona, Kentucky, Cincinnati and Tennessee. Wichita is a 2½-hour drive from their campus in Lawrence, and Omaha is three hours to the north.

Ordinarily, the rule when filling out brackets is that the First Four games in Dayton should be ignored because those teams are all incapable of winning a game when the "real" tournament starts on Thursday.

"The advantage is your fans get an opportunity to come see you play", Self said.

"Everyone is 0-0 starting next week", he said, "so that's the way we're looking at it. (If) we're fortunate to win two games, Omaha is kind of a home away from home during the NCAA Tournament".

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The Friars earned the number 10 seed in the South Region. The Quakers lost at Harvard, 76-67 on February 10. NCAA Selection Committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen, the athletic director at Creighton, said OU's case was buoyed by quality nonconference wins.

"This was a good tournament for us and we'll learn from this game", Pinson said. Having several key players back from last year's national championship victor also gives UNC an advantage over the rest of the region. They had some absolutely great wins. I feel really grateful that I get the chance to coach these kids and this team.

The region has three ACC teams, with Clemson joining Duke and North Carolina State.

Kerry Miller covers men's college basketball for Bleacher Report. Krslovic is entrenched as parting of the Grizzlies starting line-up has averaged 7.5 points and 5.1 rebounds over the season, but increased his output to 13 points and 8.3 rebounds in helping guide his side return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 5 years.

Penn and Harvard had earned a share of the Ivy League regular season title with 12-2 league marks. Both were entangled in the federal investigation into college basketball that cost coach Bruce Pearl his top assistant.

At the end of the day, it just wasn't enough. The quality of competition. "Now we have eight teams in". ASU is an 11-seed and will also be in a play-in game against 11-seed Syracuse. And though there are 68 teams in the field, Virginia will first focus on a team from a small school in Baltimore. The Bisons - don't forget the s - are making their NCAA debut after beating Florida Gulf Coast to win the Atlantic Sun tournament.

Conspicuous in their absence from the field were Louisville and Notre Dame, with Syracuse claiming one of the last spots. Foster has averaged 20 points for the BlueJays since transferring from Kansas State.

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