Deep sleepers: Who could wreck brackets in March?

Tricia Pearson
March 13, 2018

TBS airing a Will Ferrell comedy about a man heading to prison on federal charges right before the NCAA bracket reveal is extremely appropriate.

Tech's coaches and players spent a painful four days reflecting on that game, while also wondering about their NCAA Tournament situation.

"I think that this team has what it takes to win tournament games". In each of the last five seasons, one team seeded No. 7 or higher has gotten there.

No. 8 Missouri: Freshman Michael Porter Jr. was rusty in his first game back from a back injury that cost him all but two minutes of the regular season, scoring only eight points (5-of-17 shooting) in a loss to Georgia in the SEC Tournament. But Cal's cats are just learning how to play winning basketball.

A year ago, the Summit League champions weren't as fortunate, as they fell to No. 1 Gonzaga in the round of 64 by 20 points. "I had to ask my guys, 'How many of you know what state Boise is in?'" coach John Calipari said, as part of an entertaining riff during an ESPN interview about the long trip his team faces.

Adams' backcourt mate Matt Mobley averages 18.5 points per game.

"Obviously, my friends look into all that stuff, so they text me, 'Oh, you might be playing".

Sports Illustrated believes that Michigan State will beat Kansas in the regional final.

They're elite at defending the three, which should help them in a possible second-round matchup against Kansas and beyond, but it's their style of play that makes them a tough matchup.

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The Tigers have been very good from the free throw line this season.

Oklahoma State went 19-14 and 8-10 in the tough Big 12. The Wolverines were ranked seventh in defensive rebounds and 11th in offensive rebounds in their league.

How did five teams - Alabama, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Syracuse and Texas - with losing records in their respective conferences make the 68-team field?

Admiral Schofield had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Tennessee, which was attempting to win its first tournament championship since 1979.

Ordinarily, the rule when filling out brackets is that the First Four games in Dayton should be ignored because those teams are all incapable of winning a game when the "real" tournament starts on Thursday. They earned a bid thanks to an Atlantic 10 Tournament championship and have won eight of their past nine games.

This will be the 15 all-time meeting with the Crimson Tide. He can be just as effective creating opportunities for others. The Bruins had some stiff competition in the non-conference portion of their schedule, posting wins over Georgia Tech, Wisconsin and Kentucky while falling to fellow tournament teams like Cincinnati, Michigan and Creighton.

Duke is talented. Duke can rebound. And on the court, Arizona went from No. 2 in the AP Top 25 to unranked in November after an ugly 0-3 showing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

No offense to any of Villanova's post players, but Ayton's going to score at will.

The reason why South Dakota State is a favorite of men's basketball analysts is Mike Daum, who is one of the best mid-major players in the nation. USC was kept out of the tournament despite going 23-11 and finishing second in the Pac-12, while ASU and UCLA were assigned two of the final four spots in the at-large field, and thus were assigned to play extra "First Four" games just to reach the first round.

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