What Makes the Tournament Exciting — March Madness

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The 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament field will be announced Sunday.

Selection Sunday [VIDEO] is the day when the selection committee reveals the entire NCAA March Madness tournament bracket, including all teams and seeds.

The ACC has a national-best five teams in the AP Top 25.

Syracuse. Finally, an ACC tourney win for the Orange (20-12, 39 RPI).

Jacobson and Dutta studied teams who were 10 seeds or higher in past NCAA Tournaments as well as No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the National Invitation Tournament, which are often the teams who just missed the NCAA Tournament. After a tough overtime win over Iowa in their first game, Michigan completely dominated Nebraska, winning by 19 to set up a semifinals matchup against the tournament's one seed, Michigan State.

More than 100 different pieces of art are produced during and immediately following the announcement of the 68-team field, and every approved design will be on press Monday and delivered in advance of the first-round games. This makes for the second consecutive season that the Zags have taken the WWC and entered the NCAA tournament.

The Longhorns are 18-13 and have two wins against Oklahoma on their resume, but beating the Sooners isn't as impressive as it looked at the time.

Last season, North Carolina lost in the second round of the ACC tourney to Duke. That's what conference tournaments are, after all.

The Wolfpack would then go on to win the NCAA Championship as well by beating top-seeded University of Houston; a team that was on a 26-game winning streak and led by future Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. While the Tar Heels may be down of late, they are still the defending champions. Even though the Red Raiders are comfortably in the NCAA Tournament, Evans will want to get himself back to his consistent best ahead of the Big Dance.

Cincinnati, Houston and Wichita State each split with each other and went a combined 38-4 against the rest of the league.

This very system allows mediocre teams to steal bids from the more deserving (smaller) schools, especially when Conference tournament play comes around.

Gonzaga men's team has been a powerhouse all season, going 30-4 on the season so far. The victor of this contest will take on Kansas State in the semifinals. The Bearcats will have the edge because of the recent triumph. No. 1 seeds reach the Final Four roughly 40 percent of the time, so figure on selecting at least two to advance to the final weekend. That's no guarantee to happen, though, since in the semifinals they would likely meet a Davidson team that they needed three overtimes to beat at home on February 27.

Louisville (Out)- Blowing a significant lead and losing at the buzzer to Virginia and falling to NC State to end the regular season may keep them out of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats won both meetings over the Musketeers, and neither was close. The teams with the most pair-wise victories were included in the tournament field.

"But if it doesn't get fixed in the long run it could", McManus said.

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Enter one email per line. Texas moved on to the quarterfinals, where they will face Texas Tech. But the last impression that the Cornhuskers left on the selection committee was a loss to MI in their first game of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday. Texas A&M beat Alabama by just two in a hard-fought game in the last game of the season.

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