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Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier top seeds in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

March 22 2018, 05:44 | Irvin Gilbert

Texas Southern which began the season 0-13 is in NCAA Tournament 2018

Texas Southern which began the season 0-13 is in NCAA Tournament 2018

Villanova fans don't have good memories of the last time their team played the first two rounds in Pittsburgh in 2015. I know the analytics and early wins have them in, but in no way is that real-life NCAA Tournament team. Had that shot missed, Louisville would have probably been in the NCAA Tournament.

Tournament play will begin on Tuesday and Wednesday with play-in games in Dayton. The Tide beat seven NCAA Tournament teams for a total of nine wins. Selection committee chair Bruce Rasmussen will also join the show to discuss the results. The show will be broadcast from a new studio in Atlanta and feature a live audience. CBS and Turner executives said the matchups will then be unveiled one region at a time. The Wildcats also have multi-talented freshman big man Deandre Ayton, who had two monster games in the Pac-12 Tournament.

"I really hope that we get a favorable first round pick, but I have faith in my team that we can make it", Miles Franklin said. Eastern on TBS with Greg Gumbel, Ernie Johnson, Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Seth Davis and Kenny Smith all breaking down the bracket.

Cheryl Wray covers sports for the Alabama Media Group.

The game will be televised on TBS, with Brad Nessler and Steve Lavin on the call. Understanding the format and the delivery have to be intact.

Filling out a bracket can drastically increase the entertainment of the games for those who normally don't care, since the bracket will provide a concrete map of which teams to root for and when, thus increasing emotional investment in each game. I looked at each one of them independently.

"Everyone was holding their breath and as soon as that swish happened, we just went insane!" And guess what? All three are part of the federal investigation into college basketball corruption.

In September, the Justice Department arrested 10 people, including four assistant coaches from Arizona, Southern California, Auburn and Oklahoma State.

Middle Tennessee made its first Top 25 appearance and dominated the Conference USA regular season, but came up short in the conference tournament. "But the perseverance that they've showed this year and especially over the last 48, 72 hours. we've played ourselves hopefully (into) the tournament".

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