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This team is a familiar one for UNC fans: last April, the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga to bring home the national title.

ESPN's Joe Lunardi believes Oklahoma State will be on the outside of the NCAA Tournament field because of its soft nonconference schedule.

Simpson finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds and Moe Wagner led MI with 17 points, despite playing only 17 minutes because of foul trouble - which plagued him all tournament. Meanwhile, like Alabama, teams like Mizzou, Texas A&M and Arkansas would be wise to avoid an embarrassing early loss in St. Louis.

The NCAA is throwing a changeup this season, likely a reaction to the full bracket being leaked two years ago before the show and complaints about how long it took to get the pairings announced around commercials.

The Boilermakers were the final team U-M had left to beat after going 0-for-2 against them during the regular season. The ACC starts us off on Tuesday, with the Atlantic 10, Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC beginning Wednesday and the American commencing on Thursday. However, Notre Dame still has some work to do if it wants to keep its season alive beyond the ACC tourney.

Forecasts from the model are available at, a web site devoted to the statistical analysis of March Madness. For instance, this year, three teams have a greater than 20% chance to make it to the championship game. No team outside that top three has more than one win over the upper group.

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Similar to past years, the final NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets will be released during the Selection Sunday broadcast on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. However, even though they are ranked ahead of their first-round opponent, No. 5 seed TCU, the Horned Frogs are solidly in the tourney field.

Purdue guard Dakota Mathias (31) drives against MI guard Zavier Simpson (3) during the first half of the NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament championship college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in NY. These games are usually played a few days after Selection Sunday and determine which of the eight teams playing will advance to the first round of the tournament. It will await its draw for the NIT after winning the conference's regular season championship.

Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Villanova hopped over Xavier to reach No. 2 in Monday's poll, though Trevon Bluiett and the No. 3 Musketeers are the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament. He's in the clear for now, though, and don't be surprised if he turns it around and posts a series of dominant performances in the Pac-12 tournament. In Lunardi's projections, only four teams are in the mix for a tourney berth. No. 9 seed Arizona State.

On top of that, Michigan swept Michigan State.

Then moving to the No. 1 seeds, Rasmussen said the discussion will begin Wednesday night. That means their first game is against No. 4 seed Creighton. Tigers fans can travel in numbers given the right situation, and with an NCAA tournament bid on the horizon, they could help Missouri quite a bit.

Sixty-four teams will compete in first-round games in Boise, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Nashville, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Wichita in an attempt to advance to the next stage.