Xavier gets No. 1 in NCAA Tournament West Region


USC got left out of the NCAA Tournament, despite being projected to make the dance as an at-large by major bracketologists like Joe Lunardi and Howie Schwab.

The Bonnies will play UCLA (21-11) at approximately 9:10 p.m.in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton on Tuesday.

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Both were entangled in the federal investigation into college basketball that cost coach Bruce Pearl his top assistant.

"I honestly didn't hear", Bluiett said.

Pearl also has the pieces he needs to win, if the execution is there. The freshman played important minutes in February just in time for his first March Madness experience. The 6-foot-3 senior guard played his first two seasons at Kansas State but is averaging 20.3 points for Creighton.

"I think a unsafe team on this board is New Mexico State", Davis daid. "I don't", Pearl said. The Hokies will open play Thursday against Alabama in Pittsburgh. You can't win like that. "I felt like we had enough guys returning, enough experience".

"We've been good in the tournament and we've been not so good in the tournament", Self said. If we feel like we should've been playing Saturday and Sunday... that's how I felt.

History suggests that a Michigan State-Duke matchup in Omaha would be bad news for the Spartans. "We're just looking to compete".

Montana was scheduled to play at UCLA on December 6, but that game was canceled because of wildfires in California. It's going to come down to execution on defense, rebounding and making free throws.

The Bruins had such noteable wins against SEC Tournament victor Kentucky, a regular season win against Pac-12 Champion Arizona in Tucson and swept USC. Should the Cavaliers advance to the Round of 32, they'll face the victor of Kansas State and Creighton. Pennsylvania deserves better, and will more than likely falter to the top-seeded Jayhawks. "We know they stumbled down the stretch and that certainly affected their seeding, but they had enough on their resume to get in". Will a long shot make it to the Final Four? Notre Dame got no love either for its deep run into the ACC tournament or the return of its best player, Bonzie Colson.

Desmond Bane #1 of the TCU Horned Frogs goes to the basket against Justin Gray #5 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the second half of the game on March 3, 2018 at United Supermarket Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

"That's going to be part of my message". The Tide beat seven NCAA Tournament teams for a total of nine wins.