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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:58 pm

Yahoo Sports wrote:March Madness bracket 2018: NCAA tournament field of 68 revealed

The field for the 2018 NCAA Tournament is set. So is the bracket, and it is below in full.

The big news, though? On the bubble. UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Arizona State and Syracuse were the last four in, with Oklahoma and Texas also making it.

Baylor, Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and USC, on the other hand, were the first four out. Notre Dame was the last team eliminated by Davidson’s win over Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 final on Sunday. Louisville, Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee and Marquette also missed out.

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Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier received the four No. 1 seeds.

Here is the full bracket, with the Final Four pitting the winner of the South vs. the winner of the Midwest, and the winner of the East vs. the winner of the Midwest:

SOUTH REGION

1. Virginia
16. UMBC

8. Creighton
9. Kansas State

4. Arizona
13. Buffalo

5. Kentucky
12. Davidson

3. Tennessee
14. Wright State

6. Miami
11. Loyola Chicago

2. Cincinnati
15. Georgia State

7. Nevada
10. Texas

EAST REGION

1. Villanova
16. LIU Brooklyn/Radford

8. Virginia Tech
9. Alabama

4. Wichita State
13. Marshall

5. West Virginia
12. Murray State

3. Texas Tech
14. Stephen F. Austin

6. Florida
11. St. Bonaventure/UCLA

2. Purdue
15. Cal State Fullerton

7. Arkansas
10. Butler

MIDWEST REGION

1. Kansas
16. Penn

8. Seton Hall
9. NC State

4. Auburn
13. Charleston

5. Clemson
12. New Mexico State

3. Michigan State
14. Bucknell

6. TCU
11. Arizona State/Syracuse

2. Duke
15. Iona

7. Rhode Island
10. Oklahoma

WEST REGION

1. Xavier
16. North Carolina Central/Texas Southern

8. Missouri
9. Florida State

4. Gonzaga
13. UNC Greensboro

5. Ohio State
12. South Dakota State

3. Michigan
14. Montana

6. Houston
11. San Diego State

2. North Carolina
15. Lipscomb

7. Texas A&M
10. Providence

Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were bubble teams heading into Selection Sunday.

The biggest surprise inclusion in the field was Syracuse, which was confirmed as the last team in. Most bubble projections had the Orange out, and not even among the first four out.

USC was the biggest snub. The Trojans got to the final of the Pac-12 tournament, but were left out, while conference foes UCLA and Arizona State made it.

Arizona takes it all. Just need to get past Virginia. Great defense!

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:01 pm

Arizona and Miami are out. Buffalo and Loyola/Chicago advance.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:50 pm

OMG! Virginia lost.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:18 pm

Loyola/Chicago defeats Kansas State. Now down to the final four.

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Post by Jules on Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:23 am

Did you lay any bets on, Quill?? bounce bounce

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:10 pm

Nah, betting isn't one of my addictions.

But the University of Arizona was in, and I used to teach there. Arizona is traditionally a top-5 team, but this year they got bounced in the first round.

I like the plucky Chicago-Loyola team. But at final-four time the big, pushy teams take over. I would guess that Kansas will take it. With guards Svi Mykhailiuk and Malik Newman, Kansas has got to be favored.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:13 am

So it's down to Michigan v. Villanova. Monday night, April 2nd.

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Post by Original Quill on Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:06 am

Villanova in a walk.

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