1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 24th

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Bracket 122417

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Duke, Michigan State, Arizona State

The 2 Seeds

Texas A&M, North Carolina, Kansas, Wichita State

The 3 Seeds

West Virginia, Virginia, Xavier, Purdue

The 4 Seeds

TCU, Arizona, Kentucky, Miami (FL)

The 5 Seeds

Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Oklahoma

The 6 Seeds

Texas Tech, Seton Hall, Arkansas, Florida State

The 7 Seeds

Notre Dame, Nevada, Missouri, Michigan

The 8 Seeds

Syracuse, Louisville, Baylor, Alabama

The 9 Seeds

Minnesota, Creighton, Florida, SMU

The 10 Seeds

Clemson, Texas, Virginia Tech, Butler

The 11 Seeds

Rhode Island, St. John’s, Auburn, Maryland, St. Mary’s (CA), St. Bonaventure

The 12 Seeds

Northern Iowa, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Texas-Arlington

The 13 Seeds

Towson, Vermont, UNC-Greensboro, South Dakota State

The 14 Seeds 

Lipscomb, Buffalo, UC Santa Barbara, Stephen F. Austin

The 15 Seeds

Portland State, Belmont, Pennsylvania, Northern Kentucky

The 16 Seeds

Wagner, Iona, Bucknell, Morgan State, NC-Asheville, Texas Southern




Last Four In

Auburn, Maryland, St. Mary’s (CA), St. Bonaventure

First Four Out

UCLA, Ohio State, Oregon, Boise State

Next Four Out

USC, Temple, Utah, San Diego State




ACC (10), SEC (8), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), Big Ten (5), American (3), Pac-12 (2), West Coast (2), Atlantic 10 (2)

ACC – Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Florida State, Syracuse, Louisville, Clemson, Virginia Tech

America East – Vermont

American – Wichita State, Cincinnati, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure

Atlantic Sun – Lipscomb

Big 12 – Kansas, West Virginia, TCU, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Baylor, Texas

Big East – Villanova, Xavier, Seton Hall, Creighton, Butler, St. John’s

Big Sky – Portland State

Big South – NC-Asheville

Big Ten – Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan, Minnesota, Maryland

Big West – UC Santa Barbara

Colonial – Towson

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Northern Kentucky

Ivy – Pennslyvania

MAAC – Iona

MAC – Buffalo

MEAC –Morgan State

Missouri Valley – Northern Iowa

Mountain West – Nevada

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – Belmont

Pac-12 – Arizona State, Arizona

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Texas A&M, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Florida, Auburn

Southern – UNC-Greensboro

Southland – Stephen F. Austin

Summit – South Dakota State

Sun Belt – Texas-Arlington

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)


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