For a second straight season, two of Rhode Island's four Division I men's basketball programs have earned invitations to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, aka "The Big Dance". "It's a concern. But with what this team has gone through this year, who cares?" coach Tom Izzo said.
The whiplash effect from following the drama at Arizona has put the Wildcats directly in the center of college basketball as we enter the postseason.
Syracuse was considered the last team in. "The more big games you've played in the better".
America believes the following teams have a better shot of winning the national title than No. 1 seed Xavier: No. 2 Duke (6.8 percent), No. 2 UNC (4.9 percent), No. 3 Michigan State (4.4 percent), No. 4 Arizona (2.7 percent) and No. 3 Michigan (2.4 percent).
The Tournament will officially begin with the First Four games March 13 and 14 in Dayton, Ohio, followed by the First and Second rounds on March 15-18.
Making their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in the past seven seasons, the Aggies were selected as the No. 12 seed for the Midwest Regional on Sunday and will take on No. 5 seed Clemson in San Diego on Friday in the first round. Among the notable omissions from the tournament included Middle Tennessee, USC, Saint Mary's, Notre Dame, Louisville, Marquette and Oklahoma State.
Virginia Tech was the 31st overall seed in the tournament, and Alabama was 36th.
NCAA tournament: Xavier, Ohio State part of tough West Region
"I think the more experience you have the better", Williams said. "The volume wasn't up high enough to hear".
The Hokies and Crimson Tide will tipoff from PPG Paints Arena is slated for 9:20 p.m. on Thursday. The Sooners (18-13) went 2-8 down the stretch, but NCAA selection chair Bruce Rasmussen said games in November and December weighed just as heavily as those in February and March.
Keep an eye on the matchup between No. 7 seed Texas A&M and No. 10 seed Providence. Michigan State will go into Friday's game against Bucknell not having played a game in two weeks because of the Big Ten's early conference tournament.
POTENTIAL UPSETS: The West Region has three games that will be popular upset picks.
"A lot of people think the plane crash was just the football team, but I think you have to understand all the biggest supporters of basketball were on the airplane too, and we lost all of them", said D'Antoni, who at the time was a young basketball assistant coach there only months after finishing his playing career as a Herd point guard.
No. 5 seed Ohio State could have its hands full with No. 12 South Dakota State in Boise.
Duke (26-7) has one of the nation's most talented rosters, led by senior guard Grayson Allen and dynamic freshman big man Marvin Bagley Jr. BBN knows that Coach Cal hates conference tournaments. Houston, No. 21 in the AP Top 25, knocked off Wichita State before losing to Cincinnati by one in the American Athletic Conference title game Sunday. But before jumping too far ahead, the Wildcats will wait to see who comes out of the play-in game between LIU Brooklyn and Radford as the victor.
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