Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Gators selected as 6-seed in NCAA Tournament

Gators selected as 6-seed in NCAA Tournament

They will host seventh-seeded Harvard on campus at the Al McGuire Center Wednesday at 6 p.m. Before the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament, they won 12 straight games and are now 25-7 on the season. The Jayhawks open in Wichita, Kansas, with a Thursday game against Penn.

Duke is set to play 15th-seeded Iona in Pittsburgh. No. 5 seed Ohio State and No. 12 seed South Dakota State might be one of the best first-round matchups as it features a pair of All-American candidates in Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop and Jackrabbits big man Mike Daum.

Who are the teams to watch in the tournament this year? The games in Virginia Tech's bracket will be played in PPG Paints Arena. "We know what we're capable of doing". "(If) we're fortunate to win two games, Omaha is kind of a home away from home during the NCAA Tournament". The Quakers lost at Harvard, 76-67 on February 10. Their resume is highlighted with victories against top tier teams such as Kentucky and Arizona, but they lost three of their final five games to conclude the season.

And, the Wildcats are going to need all of the help they can get if they are going to escape the first two rounds in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Other top seeds in the Midwest Region include No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Michigan State.

The truth is, the committee pulls out whatever metric it needs at whatever time it needs it to justify letting big name programs into the field, year after year.

There are eight SEC teams in this year's tournament field which is a record number for the league. The Tigers earned a No. 4 seed after playing all season without top post players Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley.

"We look at the entire body of work", said chairman Bruce Rasmussen.

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United Kingdom won a national title in 2012 while making the Final Four in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

"There's no team in this tournament that is more prepared than Auburn as far as everything we've gone through", Pearl said. As a die-hard Missouri State Bears fan, I was gearing up for a magical March run. The SEC sent eight teams and the Big 12 sent seven.

Clemson will face the victor of Charleston and Auburn. if it gets by the Aggies, and Barkley the Auburn graduate said on TBS that he is expecting Clemson to lose in round one.

Oklahoma State went 19-14 and 8-10 in the tough Big 12. It's just the third time the Spartans will play in the NCAA Tournament.

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Kentucky earned a four seed and will play Davidson, which upset Rhode Island to win the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Sunday. Senior Rob Gray, a native of Forest City, is among the best guards in the nation, averaging 18.6 points and 4.6 assists.

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