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Virginia Tech Receives An At-Large Bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Virginia Tech Receives An At-Large Bid to the 2018 NCAA Tournament

Marshall earned an automatic berth as the Conference USA Tournament champion and is going to its first NCAA Tournament since 1987. The selection committee revealed the full group on Selection Sunday, and as expected, the Huskers were left out. They burst onto the scene with a 102-86 win on a neutral court over then-No.15 Xavier to move to 6-0.

The last time Alabama won a game in the NCAA tournament was in 2004 when Mark Gottfried's No. 8 seeded Tide advanced to the Elite Eight round before falling to second-seeded CT 87-71 in Phoenix Regional final.

UNC just won three games in four days but lost the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship to Virginia. The Cavaliers will play the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in the first round Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year marked the first time since 1999 that any of those things have happened on the Plains.

Following one of the best regular seasons in program history, Xavier earned its first NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeding despite losing in the Big East Tournament semifinals.

Challenged about Oklahoma's seed by TBS's Charles Barkley, Rasmussen said, "The games in November count the same as the games in February".

Alabama becomes just the second15-loss team to make the Division I tournament field, following eighth-seeded Vanderbilt past year.

If you listen to the litany of college basketball experts around the nation, this year's tournament is more wide open than any in recent memory.

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"We've been good in the tournament and we've been not so good in the tournament", Self said.

Villanova has a more urgent goal as a No. 1 seed than a Final Four.

Duke, North Carolina, Purdue and Cincinnati are the No. 2 seeds. "The bracket is loaded at the top with Kansas (No. 1 seed), Duke (2) and Michigan State (3)".

Montana is coached by Travis DeCuire, who is in his fourth season at the helm and sports an 83-48 record with the Grizzlies.

What frustrates me is seeing how many mediocre teams (mainly from the Big 12) made it into the dance, but Nebraska wasn't even considered.

Davidson beat Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament championship game Sunday to steal an at-large bid. "I'm just hoping for the best". The last time a league team received a No. 16 seed was 1989, when Princeton lost to Georgetown by a point - as close as any bottom seed has come to beating a top seed in 128 such matchups.

Four of Oklahoma's non-conference losses were to teams that eventually won their conferences - Connecticut, Oregon, DePaul and Arkansas-Little Rock - and South Dakota State finished second in its conference.


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