Villanova hungers for another national championship after Big East title
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 13, 2017,
Mar 13, 2017, 3:01
Selection Sunday is here. NCAA Tournament tickets sell out each year to watch the top basketball teams so make sure you get your basketball tickets early. "He's such a better player, which is awesome if you think about it, that he won it and he's better in every aspect of the game". We played Mikal (Bridges) and didn't play [Brunson] that much and it worked in the second half but we just couldn't win it. But they play in the West Coast Conference. UNC lost two of its last four, falling at Virginia and then again to Duke in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. That's where most of the drama should unfold on Sunday. Duke is the No. 2 seed after winning the ACC championship at Barclays Center hours after Villanova's victory. The Wildcats have the better overall record and have the advantage with their non-conference strength of schedule. Their 7-8 record against the RPI top-50 is the same as Louisville's record against the RPI top-50.
North Carolina has a good chance at entering the tournament as a no. 1 seed, however, nothing is certain when it comes to the selection committee.
We made a decision to look at some of the teams that were screwed over in some way by the selection committee. Add in the injuries that the team dealt with all season as well as Krzyzewski's absence, and things seem to be tilting toward a No. 1 for Duke.
Arizona at No. 2 is another big contender in the West, but No. 3 Florida State better watch out against legendary Cinderella FGCU.
Stay away from: No. 3 OR should make it to the Sweet 16, but a season-ending injury to big man and shot-blocker extraordinaire Chris Boucher might be tough to overcome.
In 12 previous Final Fours in the West, a team from the West - UCLA to be specific - won five, four of those in the John Wooden era. Those either/or games on your bracket that don't get locked in until Tuesday and Wednesday night? "I looked at it and I saw our name, but it took me like five seconds to jump up because I was just in shock". They'll be hungry to get back to the final. If the Rams grab the auto bid, a team such as Syracuse could be left out of the field.
The Orange had reached the Final Four last season. Did Jim Boeheim's team do enough this time around? Houston has already beat UConn twice this season, so Orange fans hope the third time is a charm for one of its worst losses this year. But that should not detract from the fact that they piled on 32 wins this season and took the conference title.
Southern California and Kansas State vs. Wake Forest.
Note: Despite having 15 losses, 19-win Vanderbilt has a very solid résumé, so I think the Commodores are in.
In short, the NCAA Tournament is an incredibly exciting and dramatic spectacle.and also a awful way to determine the best team in college basketball.
The Horned Frogs are suddenly on bracketologists' radars after knocking off the No. 1 team in the Big 12 and the country Thursday in an 85-82 win over Kansas. Notre Dame and Princeton occupy the 5-12 slot, and as always one can not rule out the upset here.
The selection committee creates a ranking of teams from 1-6 . But does it really matter what seed a team gets?