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Villanova vs Providence Big East Tournament Championship

Sure, you would have ultimate bragging rights in your office pool if you correctly picked this, but it is far more likely you will be watching the likes of Villanova or Virginia continuing to rack up wins as No. 1 seeds as your chances at winning the bracket pool disintegrate.

After former NBA star Charles Barkley picked the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA Eastern Conference, coach Dwane Casey says his focus is elsewhere.

"This is something Coach (Bill) Battle and I talked about in that first job interview", Johnson said, referring to the Alabama athletics director who hired him.

"I think everyone knows it's 0-0 for everybody now", Davis said. "Experience helps, but being ready to play that night is the most important thing".

New Mexico State coach Chris Jans didn't promise any wins in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. That's my title game prediction, and the Cavaliers will win the national championship.

When the event that gives Selection Sunday its name began at 6 p.m., Florida only waited 10 minutes to learn that it was in the tournament.

The West's top five seeds all appear in advanced stats site's top 15, making it the deepest region at the top.

The victor of the eighth-seeded Creighton versus ninth-seeded Kansas State game would be a second-round opponent for Virginia if the heavily favored Cavaliers defeat UMBC. The Big 10 tournament was moved up a week, and the Wolverines snuck by Iowa in overtime, then beat Nebraska by 19, Michigan State by 11 and Purdue by 9.

Blueitt's return was a huge boon to the Musketeers.

Guard Kyron Cartwright heads the point and is averaging 11.0 points per game and ranks 23rd in the nation in total assists (187). UF (20-12, 11-7 SEC) will open its tournament run against either St. Bonaventure or UCLA on Thursday.

Kansas, Villanova, Virginia and Xavier - the No. 1 seeds in this year's NCAA Tournament - should remember the Alamo.

"They always wanted me to coach at Marshall", said D'Antoni, now 70. "The volume wasn't up high enough to hear".

No. 3 MI vs.

CAROLINA CLOSE TO HOME: It's become an NCAA Tournament tradition: North Carolina opening close to home. The Orange will face Arizona State in a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday.

Bracket pick: Gonzaga. Zags lost four of their top five players from last year's team that went to the Championship.

- Charleston, like Auburn, won a share of its conference's regular-season title after going 14-4 in CAA play this season.

Don't go overboard with your upset picks; advance all four No. 1 seeds to the second round at the very least.

A&M's matchup against Providence will be played in Charlotte on Friday. You can also see all 68 teams in the tournament here.

1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, its reward for one of the best seasons in Atlantic Coast Conference history. The Aggies finished 28-5 overall this season, including 12-2 in the Western Athletic Conference. Underdogs are a big part of NCAA Tournament lore and nearly every year, a few double-digit seeds make a surprising run deep into the bracket.

The most popular national title game combination is No. 1 Virginia vs. They've also won 14 of their past 15 games.

The fabled last four in were Arizona State, St. Bonaventure, Syracuse (a team that was not thought even to be on the bubble) and U.C.L.A. Should the Cavaliers advance to the Round of 32, they'll face the victor of Kansas State and Creighton.

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