As Selection Sunday nears, teams ready for Madness

Posted March 10, 2018

Top-seeded Augustana opens up the 2018 NCAA D-II Women's Basketball Tournament in a contest with eighth-seeded Lindenwood today at 5:30 PM in the Elmen Center.

Second-seeded USC (21-10) swept No. 3 Utah (19-10) this season, but the Utes often have a strong fan contingent in Las Vegas, second only to Arizona, and their league-best scoring defense will earn them their second Pac-12 final berth in three seasons.

Two years ago, CBS took a hatchet to the Selection Show by dragging it out for what felt like days.

Last year, CBS attempted to cure the show's flagging reputation, revealing the entire bracket within the first 40 minutes of the show.

The remaining power conferences hold tournaments this week. Then at-large selections will be revealed in alphabetical order.

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It is not clear when in the show the seeds will be announced.

The American Athletic Conference will be the last to finish this week, ending roughly a half-hour before the 68-team bracket is unveiled. With that in mind, CBS and Turner executives looked at the move to TBS and Atlanta as an opportunity to make some changes. It's - we're on break and we don't have any games. The wait for the actual matchups might take longer. "So who really knows how it's going to shake out?" Understanding the format and the delivery have to be intact. The Bears are 0-2 against the Mountaineers this year, and a third loss to Bob Huggins' crew won't leave the Selection Committee with a good feeling about Baylor on Sunday.

This is the day that the 68 teams that will compete are chosen. I know I do every season around this time before the final brackets hit.

The calendar has flipped to March, which means we are just days away from the most exciting time of the year - March Madness.

College basketball's signature event will be played while the sport is roiled in scandal.

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One of the most anticipated days in sports is nearly here. The victor advances to the NCAA Central Region semifinals and will take on the victor of the Arkansas Tech - Northern State game on Saturday, March 10 in the Elmen Center.

As good as John Beilein is as a basketball tactician, the reason that the Wolverines look like a team that can make a run through the NCAA tournament and to San Antonio is because they are a team that is going to lock you down. If we have missed one of your favorite sites, please feel free to share with us all in either the comments section or on our forum. They'll be joined on set by analysts Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Seth Davis and Kenny Smith. Kenny Smith. We found this out in our seminar (Monday) when they all expressed their opinions. The difference is that SC wasn't part of the SEC until 1991-92 while Texas A&M and Missouri just joined the league in 2012-13. It's a testament to Bill Self and his coaching that have made the Jayhawks' run possible despite the long grind of a league schedule.

He said the country is so divided politically that sports fans are looking forward to some Madness.

"I thought the [Big Ten] Tournament was a great tournament", Rasmussen said.

BYU. The Cougars were 2-3 against Quadrant 1 teams coming into Tuesday, and they couldn't build on their biggest win of the season after defeating Saint Mary's in the WCC semis.

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