Bracketology: NCAA Tournament Bubbles And Seeds

Bracketology: NCAA Tournament Bubbles And Seeds

Bracketology: NCAA Tournament Bubbles And Seeds

Carolina will see what seed and region they will be later today, and Carolina will likely play their first game next weekend, time and TV channel to be decided.

Looking at the best teams on the bubble, Kansas State, Rhode Island, Providence and USC may have the best arguments, while Illinois State and Syracuse may have to worry the most.

Arizona could ultimately get the final No. 1 seed in the South Region over Duke, which may end up a No. 2 in the East.

Selection Sunday begins at 5:30 p.m. on CBS as the field is announced and brackets are revealed.

Defending national champion Villanova is the No. 1 overall seed, a top seed for the third time in school history.

The Spartans on Thursday trounced a pesky Penn State team, removing all doubt about Tom Izzo's streak of NCAA Tournament appearances reaching 20 on Selection Sunday. The Eagles won the MEAC Tournament to get into the big dance.

It's the most wonderful, most nerve-wracking time of the year for college basketball fans. If the Tar Heels win, they'll face the victor of No. 8 seed Arkansas and No. 9 seed Seton Hall.

SU's five losses against teams ranked 101 or lower in RPI are the most in the group, but four other teams have also lost to a team ranked 200 or worse, including Providence, who did it twice.

The Tar Heels were leading by eight with 15 minutes left in the semifinal against Duke when Berry was called for his fourth foul on a very questionable reach-in call.

The Tar Heels are 51-10 all-time as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And 68 teams will have a shot to prove they're even better, with a path toward winning the NCAA Tournament. Last year they were assigned an 11 seed, but this year most are predicting they could get one of the top lines of the bracket. You can now purchase a "block" as you do for a Super Bowl that gives you the chance to win on every game of the tournament, based purely on the final score, regardless of who plays in the game. Lunardi pegs Syracuse as a 12-seed and facing the USC Trojans, while Dobbertean also has Syracuse as a 12-seed, but facing the Rhode Island Rams.

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