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Breaking down the NCAA tourney — March Madness

12 March 2018

The Musketeers (28-5) are No. 1 in the West Region and will face the First Four victor between North Carolina Central and Texas Southern on Thursday in Nashville.

"This was a good tournament for us and we'll learn from this game", Pinson said.

"We need to get these teams right", she said. They played first- and second-round games in Omaha in 2008, 2012 and 2015.

The other games in Nashville are Nevada-Texas and Missouri-Florida State.

Sumner went on to the National Basketball Association and athletic guard Trevon Blueitt considered leaving before deciding to stay in Cincinnati for another season.

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While UF seemed to follow success with frustrating losses throughout the regular season, the Gators showed greater defensive intensity and played their best basketball during the past two weeks.

"I told our players that everyone can play if they're in there", Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. He might be a high-volume shooter, but his scoring prowess would play well on teams in the ACC. Arizona, a No. 4 seed in the South, has been roiled by a report that wiretaps caught coach Sean Miller discussing a $100,000 payment to freshman Deandre Ayton.

Well, it didn't come as a surprise, but the Nebraska Cornhuskers were left out of the NCAA Tournament fun. Middle Tennessee was 8-2 in its last 10 games, while St. Mary's was 7-3.

Wright, who became Villanova's career wins lead in the Big East Tournament, has the Wildcats rolling behind their B-listers: Big East player of the year Jalen Brunson, all-Big East pick Mikal Bridges and national title game leading scorer Phil Booth. The Tar Heels could be in for a battle with either team. The league title was just the third in program history.

The West Region will be a tough one as the group features multiple conference champions and risky threats.

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That first-round South Regional game will be Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

For the second straight year, the A.C.C. placed nine teams in the tournament. USC (23-11, 12-6) had a better overall and conference record than ASU (20-11, 8-10).

St. Bonaventure finished second in the Atlantic 10 and lost in the conference tournament finals to Davidson. Mobley averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

Also keep an eye on No. 6 Houston and No. 11 San Diego State in Wichita, Kansas.

"Now you gotta win some of those games, but if we're going to push coaches and programs to play these strength of schedules, don't punish them if they don't win those games". But the Boilermakers were upset in the Bahamas and the anticipated game may come instead with a Final Four berth at stake.

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South African seventh seed Kevin Anderson also prevailed in his second round match, 7-5 6-4 over Russian Evgeny Donskoy. The Czech 12th seed was a class above against Maximilian Marterer, cruising to a 6-1 6-4 victory in just 71 minutes.

UNC Greensboro, the champions of the Southern Conference, is the 13th seed in the West and will take on fourth-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.

Breaking down the NCAA tourney — March Madness