Texas, Texas A&M punch tickets to NCAA Tournament

URI taking on 10-seed Oklahoma, Providence College facing 7-seed Texas A&M in NCAA Tournament

UPDATED: URI Given 7 Seed in NCAA Tournament, Will Face Oklahoma in 1st Round

I'll never forget where I was in 2006 during the March Madness Selection Show.

Creighton is one of 68 teams in the NCAA tournament field announced Sunday. If the Spartans can get to the regional final, they may face a Kansas team that beat them by 20 points in the second round previous year.

When did actually winning games stop mattering?

-Snubbed: St. Mary's missed despite a 28-5 record. That's nine more wins - nine! - than Alabama, and 10 fewer losses. Auburn plays Charleston and Clemson goes against New Mexico State in the first round.

Montana's last win in the NCAA tourney came in 2006, when as a No. 12 seed they down No. 5 seed Nevada, 87-79, in the first round. The Blue Raiders went 24-7.

Let's evaluate that claim.

Tournament seeding attempts to work on an S-curve where teams ranked Nos. The Horned Frogs also made the tournament this year.

Duke (26-7) has one of the nation's most talented rosters, led by senior guard Grayson Allen and dynamic freshman big man Marvin Bagley Jr. They are 2-11 overall in the dance.

This is why we have advanced metrics.

"There's no team in this tournament that is more prepared than Auburn as far as everything we've gone through", Pearl said. On the second weekend, in Atlanta, the Cavaliers may face a major-conference champion in either Kansas or Arizona in the Round of 16, with No. 3-seeded Tennessee (25-8) or Cincinnati - KenPom.com's fourth-best team over all - potentially waiting in the regional final.

Oh, right, we should talk about Oklahoma. UNC beat the Bulldogs a year ago in the national title game. So why are they in?

"I don't control those things", Littell said. "Doesn't she have one of the toughest strength of schedules in the country?"

Nebraska's lack of postseason success in the sport of basketball has been frustrating, as the Huskers have yet to win an NCAA Tournament game out of their seven tries. They made the tournament past year, but lost in the first round to Wisconsin. Under Bennett's watch, Virginia has become a perennial powerhouse in college basketball again. The system is broken and tilted to reward power conference schools. But Louisville is out and Syracuse is in as a No. 11 seed in the First Four.

For the third consecutive year, the NCAA revealed its top 16 seeds over the course of the season.

UVA will face the upset-minded University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) on Friday, March 16 in Charlotte, N.C.

It turns out, all Wichita State had to do to shine in the committee's eyes was join a bigger conference.

Both Villanova and Xavier are number one seeds. They will host seventh-seeded Harvard on campus at the Al McGuire Center Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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