The NCAA Tournament Selection Show starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Payments of up to $150,000, supplied by Adidas, were promised to at least three top high school recruits to attend two schools sponsored by the shoe company, according to federal prosecutors. I give them a 65% chance to get into the NCAA Tournament, and now they sit and wait for their name to be called on Sunday. Meanwhile, like Alabama, teams like Mizzou, Texas A&M and Arkansas would be wise to avoid an embarrassing early loss in St. Louis. The four winning teams will head to the next stage. I think the NCAA Tournament is one of those things that really brings people together. Approximately 25 percent of all the apparel sold during the tournament is bought at the Final Four semifinal and National Championship games.
ASU (11 seed)- For the Sun Devils, a win over Colorado gets them in and a loss would leave them out of the NCAA Tournament.
Davis and the Blue Raiders have staged a first-round upset the past two years, something you might want to remember if they do make the field and you are getting into an office pool. No. 13 Tennessee and No. 16 Auburn shared the regular-season title, though the Tigers claimed the No. 1 seed.
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio (3) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, March 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City.
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Kansas (24-7) has won or shared the last 14 Big 12 regular-season titles, a feat that seems impossible considering the roster turnover that occurs in college basketball.
We have more ACC Quarterfinals tonight. Win that game and the Bruins are in easily.
The same can not be said about the Pac-12, as Arizona goes into the conference tournament as the heavy favorites.
Marquette (Out)- Marquette won the must-win game against Creighton that I mentioned in the last update, setting them up in a great spot. Furthermore, knocking out a big school right out of the tournament. It's not easy to miss the NCAA tournament despite a pair of wins over potential No. 1 seeds, but by golly Arizona State is determined to try. The Cavaliers have allowed 53.1 points per game in ACC play, and their system is favorable in quick turnaround situations because the focus and effort needed to compete with them leads to quick fatigue for opponents. He told USA Today, "I don't know why there'd be an uproar".
Second-seeded USC (21-10) swept No. 3 Utah (19-10) this season, but the Utes often have a strong fan contingent in Las Vegas, second only to Arizona, and their league-best scoring defense will earn them their second Pac-12 final berth in three seasons.
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. A key element of the deal was the exclusive rights to unveil the brackets on the selection show, which typically eclipses the ratings for every regular season college basketball game each season. Wagner took home the honor of the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 15.8 points in Michigan's four games.