Ranking the 16 Remaining Teams Left in the NCAA Tournament

However, the Retrievers' good fortunes lasted only one game as they were defeated 50-43 by ninth-seeded Kansas State in the second round Saturday. They should not be allowed in. The Syracuse Sky Chiefs play a Triple-A season. When they've struggled this season, such as losses to Washington and Arizona State, nobody in their talented backcourt came through in the clutch.

It was a thrill to watch, but I wasn't totally stunned, except by the score, as I had seen UMBC's previous game.

This may be the weirdest part of the argument, right from the jump. "He's a much better player now than he's ever been because he's learned all these things". Loyola-Chicago's buzzer-beating run to the Sweet 16 will be worth double that to the Missouri Valley Conference.

The success also will help the league coffers.

Units are earned for every game in which a team appears until the Final Four, and they're paid out annually over a six-year period. Since advancing to the majors is the objective of minor-league baseball players, it kind of undercuts the argument here. They play a lower level of competition than the power conferences do. "They're enjoying it. But they're gonna absolutely.be locked in, ready to go".

UConn is UConn, there is no denying they are the team to beat and it will take the stars aligning perfectly for Duke to be able to pull off that upset.

30-Wins by Chicago-Loyola, most in school history, including the 1963 national championship team.

West Virginia plays a distinct style regardless of their opponent.

The mystery man is senior guard Gabe Devoe who has spearheaded Clemson's basketball program to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1997.

In addition, there are no 1 or 2 seeds left on the left side of the bracket (South, West regions).

Thanks to their 17 3-pointers against the Tide, the Wildcats of Villanova will be heading back to the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Syracuse. Those complaints about the Orange getting into the field of 68 dissipated quickly with wins over TCU and Michigan State. Alabama was 8-10 in the SEC and advanced to the Round of 32.

The friendly banter created between those in my bracket pools and the non-stop four-day basketball coverage on five different TV stations makes the three-week NCAA Tournament one of my favorite times of the year.

"Oh, teams like St. Mary's are ranked 20th in the country". But following four days of pure chaos, the ACC is left with just one good chance at a national championship - the Duke Blue Devils.

St. Mary's...did not make the NCAA Tournament.

"That's not fair. It's not fair that now you have one shot to knock me out". The Southeastern Conference and Big Ten each have two.

This week, Big 12 teams are spread across three regions.

But, until Friday night, the greatest one possible hadn't happened. You can replace the NIT.

Never mind that I also had Virginia (toast) and Michigan State (see ya) reaching the Final Four and Michigan State playing Michigan in the final. Nevada tied it at 73 in the final minute, then hit the game-winner with 10 seconds to go.

Villanova now has six players averaging in double figures, so they can spread the ball around, and each one can get the job done on any given night.

And, oh yeah, the highest seed remaining in the South is Kentucky at No. 5.

Justin, you had one of your best seasons previous year, but you weren't a finalist for the Tewaaraton Award. And is that really fair?

While he has not before given a lengthy interview as U of L board chairman, Grissom said he sat down with Reed, a former Courier-Journal sports columnist and reporter for Sports Illustrated, because Reed is a "good old friend".

"But I think the biggest thing is we knew that they were going to make threes, and that was okay, as long as they were taking hard threes and not wide-open ones by their best shooters".

  • Julie Sanders