Bucknell Earns 14 Seed, Will Face Michigan State in NCAA Tournament


They'll open the round of 64 against Montana on Thursday. Indeed, of the last 16 champions, only one - UConn in 2014 - came from outside the top 10 and only three came from outside the top three. I'll give you an example. I think that's the only place MI is vulnerable, is on the glass. They'll win a couple, not a bunch. Xavier, the one seed in the bracket is ranked below MI in the Kenpom rankings. "That was my ultimate goal the day I got this job: Can we make this a consistent victor?" I like Kansas to pull away late in this one.

And Purdue's and number two seed.

"I have changed like the wind", the 65-year-old Beilein said in an interview with The Associated Press.

They need Cassius Winston, who got bottled up by MI in the Big Ten semifinals at Madison Square Garden, to do damage from long range.

The Spartans spent all year working to get a No. 1 seed in the new downtown arena. They're going to dominate the tournament.

Sixth-seeded TCU (21-11) is making its first NCAA trip since 1998, but that's not the factoid we relish most. "We're just paying attention to our first game, because if we paid attention to four games ahead of us, then we're gonna get knocked out early". The only exception is Kevin Ollie at UConn, and he took Jim Calhoun's momentum and Jim Calhoun's roster.

Despite winning the Big Ten title with the winningest regular season in Spartan history, some minimize the team's accomplishments because of its strength of schedule. The SEC is next with eight teams, though its best-seeded team is Tennessee at No. 3. The ACC has nine teams in the field, matching the record it set past year. Arizona State's résumé includes victories against No. 1 seeds Xavier and Kansas.

Now- now, do I have a dark horse? In the past seven years, three No. 7s, a 9, a 10 and an 11 reached the final weekend. Go find a five or a six. They're a six seed.

"Florida is very interesting", he said.

I don't know if he's great- good coach, tremendous experience back court. "Now they're getting their roll on". I saw him beat Cincinnati. If the Spartans win it all, be sure they will count on McQuaid to make crucial shots which could define his college career. They are built from the guards up. They also have the ability defensively. He revealed them last night. "Good coach - I don't know if he's great - good coach, tremendous experienced backcourt, they've got an National Basketball Association player". MI in that lone meeting with the Illini back on January 6 at home committed 15 turnovers but toughed out a 73-63 win.