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Men's basketball: Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier top seeds in tourney

13 March 2018, 07:34 | Kristen Gross

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"It was pretty much chalk in the conference tournaments this week as far as non top-five or six league regular season champions", he said.

Saint Bonaventure will make its first NCAA Tournament since 2012 after earning its first at-large bid since 2000.

"We have a lot of basketball to play", Solomon said. And the NCAA, along with CBS and TBS, were not about to throw a party for 68 teams and not have Young be among its invited guests. "It's the NCAA Tournament". While Vitale offered his gripes to ESPN's cameras, Barkley had the opportunity to grill the tournament's selection committee chairman, Bruce Rasmussen. "So we look at all the games".

Quadrant 1 wins are defined as victories in home games against teams with RPIs in the top 30, neutral-court wins against teams in the top 50 or road wins against teams in the top 75. They had some absolutely great wins. "Obviously we knew we were in".

Sure, games in November and December certainly do count.

How they make a run: Holder channels his unstoppable play from early in the season and shoots lights-out from the perimeter to extend his career by one or two games.

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Take Oklahoma for example: Sure, the Sooners got off to a hot start to the season and were even considered one of the best teams in the country through their non-conference schedule.

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. The committee says the federal case had no bearing on the at-large bids.

However, Oklahoma State was left out of the tournament mix.

-Snubbed: St. Mary's missed despite a 28-5 record. Oklahoma once got as high as No. 4 before the wheels fell off.

There were some pretty controversial snubs in this year's NCAA Tournament bracket, and now there's speculation that schools like the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were left out of the tournament due to their links to a major FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. The committee simply could not leave Steph Curry 2.0 out of March Madness after he averaged 27.4 points for the Sooners this season. Those are impressive numbers for a freshman.

As Young struggled, Oklahoma lost.



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