Changes are coming to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Selection Show
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 09, 2018,
Mar 09, 2018, 19:02
One of the things that has always amazed me about the NCAA Tournament is that even if your team isn't in the big dance, the tournament is still so appealing and millions of hours are lost watching basketball on the clock. This method of tournament selection is special because it means that even a team that performs poorly throughout the season can potentially trump the higher teams in the tournament and receive the automatic bid. 68 teams compete in a bracket-style tournament. Arizona State, for instance, [has] just a couple. Also, check to see if you're on the right channel. After taking out No. 11 Syracuse or No. 14 Wake Forest, they'd get No. 3 Miami in the quarterfinals and presumably second-seeded Duke in the semifinals. Playing on back-to-back days is only reserved for the early-season holiday and end-of-season conference tournaments. But the Midwest and East are loaded with highly-ranked teams, meaning someone will be left out.
Then, against the odds, the squad lost its first five SEC games. The Scottrade Center in St. Louis has unusual rims and is known as a tough spot to shoot. If Kentucky has multiple weapons rolling then they could easily make a run and win this event.
It will air on TBS for the first time since CBS and Turner Sports partnered on NCAA Tournament coverage in 2011.
When the games have begun and the peak of the fever is here, it's time for the heart pumping, teeth grinding, high pressure, of the tournament games.
No. 14 Texas Tech, the second seed, opens play against the Iowa State-Texas victor, while No. 18 West Virginia faces bubble team Baylor to wrap up the quarterfinals.
The only remaining question is, where will UM play next week in the NCAA tournament?
Like Florida, Texas A&M has had an odd year. Allow student-athletes to make money from sales of their jersey numbers and the use of their likeness in multimedia and video games. That includes a pair of wins against Top 10 teams: 75-64 over No. 2 Michigan State and 75-66 over No. 8 Purdue. The team plane skidded off a run after takeoff was aborted.
Missouri is an intriguing team to watch this week for a number of different reasons.
This one was less dramatic - though surely the Wolverines did not mind. The second option is an at-large bid. What better way to put an exclamation point on his season than a big performance in the Big 12 tournament? Most of the players in this SEC tournament field don't have significant postseason experience. That alone makes them risky. Texas A&M beat Alabama by just two in a hard-fought game in the last game of the season. "Look at what we're doing now, and the comparison would be unbelievably stark". The Vols need Schofield to maintain his hot streak that has enabled him to score at least 23 points in three straight games. Yet they enter Wednesday's second-round game against the Wake Forest-Syracuse victor with 10 Quadrant 1 wins, second only to Kansas (11) and that could have them in contention for a 2-seed despite their low ACC Tournament seeding.