Yet the Wildcats have gone out of the Dance on the first weekend six times in their past seven appearances.
Details on how to watch the bracket reveal can be found below. Also in Idaho are defending national runner-up Gonzaga, which would have a home-court advantage of sorts in a second-round matchup against either Ohio State or South Dakota State.
The other 36 teams will be at-large bids chosen by the Selection Committee. That's where the Cornhuskers stand on Selection Sunday. Louisville finished 3-10 against Quadrant 1 teams, and 2-3 against Quadrant 2.
The committee annually considers how injuries affected results, but the duration of Colson's absence and the timing of his return are unusual. "It will be a discussion item".
Those were the first words out of the star freshman's mouth on Friday after the Crimson Tide's second straight triumph in the Southeastern Conference Tournament, an 81-63 victory in the quarterfinals over 16th-ranked Auburn, the top seed.
The Sun Devils (20-11) tied for eighth in the Pacific 12 Conference at 8-10.
"The perception is that if it's in the Quadrant 1 they're all looked at the same". If you're looking for a team that has an impressive resume, we feel we're one of those teams. I think that's the past way to go about it. At the same time, if you go on the road to play a team ranked in the low 200s, you aren't penalized for a loss as much because it will fall in the third quadrant rather than Quadrant 4.
"We have had a really good year, a ton of ups and downs in terms of adversity we've been hit with, and I think our guys have responded with great resolve, great togetherness, great fight", said Texas coach Shaka Smart. Charleston guard Joe Chealey averages 17 points and 3.7 assists per game.
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Let's dump all these silly conference tournaments, award automatic bids to the real champions, and get on with the tournament that really matters a week earlier.
According to Rob Dauster of NBCSports.com, 51 of 64 teams that have made the Final Four since 2002 have rated in the top 30 in adjusted offensive efficiency in the Pomeroy Ratings. I believe Duke and UNC are locks, but it will be between Cincinnati (if they beat Houston), Purdue, Michigan, and Arizona for the other two #2 seeds.
The Cavaliers headline the South Region bracket, earning a No. 1 seed for the sixth time in program history.
One team should have a stress-free Sunday.
Beyond Xavier, the South's toughest outs include last year's runner-up, Gonzaga (30-4), which received a No. 4 seed; red-hot MI, the Big Ten tournament champion; and North Carolina, which will open the tournament in Charlotte.
Such are the perks of a remarkable season.