Their course to the Final Four will nearly certainly take them through the Wildcats, somehow.
Southern California was among the first four teams out of the bracket. 8 of the Aggies' 14 appearances, and 8 of their 11 NCAA wins, have come since 2006 ...
However, we buy into Coach Cal having his team ready as the tourney arrives. "Northeastern plays a zone very similar to ours".
DON'T FORGET: Marshall. The Thundering Herd are in the NCAAs for the first time since 1987 and have some momentum after winning the Conference USA Tournament.
Filling out a bracket can drastically increase the entertainment of the games for those who normally don't care, since the bracket will provide a concrete map of which teams to root for and when, thus increasing emotional investment in each game.
The SEC's other teams include ninth-seeded Alabama, No. 7 seed Arkansas, sixth-seeded Florida, No. 8 seed Missouri and No. 7 seed Texas A&M.
Anyways, this has more to do with TCU being susceptible to an upset than anything else. Kansas State has two wins over Texas, two wins over TCU and a win over Baylor this season.
First-year Ohio State men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann shouts instructions to the Buckeyes during a December game against Appalachian State. CBS will again be the main channel for all of the great tournament action, as well with Jim Nantz calling the Final Four and National Championship games for CBS. They arguably peaked with an overtime win over Gonzaga on November 24 in the Phil Knight Invitational before losing to Duke. He scored 34 points in two of his last three games. He ranks fourth in total blocks in the ACC and fifth in blocks per game, while he is 27th in the country in both categories.
The Cardinals put up an interesting case as they didn't lose to single team outside of the RPI top 100 and had three Q1 wins, which is a big tool the committee uses to make selections.
ST. BONAVENTURE - The first person I saw when I walked into the Reilly Center late Sunday afternoon was Tim Kenney. Just one day, one game at a time.
During this losing skid, the Buckeyes have been exposed a little bit. "They've (NMSU) played really well on the biggest platforms that we've played on thus far". Shortly after the new championship team is crowned, a commission investigating alleged bribes and payoffs is expected to release its recommendations.
"We were trying to get to the NCAA Tournament all year", said guard Avery Johnson, Jr".
Calipari also cautioned against taking the SEC lightly a year after SC was one of the biggest surprises of the tournament.
- Worst win: South Carolina State.
WFMY News 2 will be live at UNCG as they wait to hear their selection of who they will play and where.
The Huskers are just the third team out of 307 power six teams to win 13 conference games and not make the NCAA tournament.
They also match up perfectly with Clemson.
Did we mention that Arizona is coached by Calipari's good friend Sean Miller, another Pittsburgh native whose teams have won 25-or-more games every season since 2011-12? The junior also averages 5.8 assists per game (2 in Pac-12) and shot 43.3% from beyond the arc.