Four things to watch leading to Selection Sunday

Four things to watch leading to Selection Sunday

Four things to watch leading to Selection Sunday

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Unfortunately, neither the Cougars nor the Utes built a strong enough regular-season resume to receive an at-large big to the NCAA Tournament, so they'll both likely be relegated to play in the NIT - the ol' Nobody's Interested Tournament - and rumor has it they might even end up facing off against each other. At this time of the year, everyone has a few small injuries. This team has been doubted from the get-go, and if they hear the rumbles again they are sure to capitalize even better than before. In one of the most anticipated parts of March Madness, the Selection Show reveals all the brackets.

Smith was Stanford's star in their Pac-12 title win, contributing 18 of the team's 48 points in their five point title game win over Oregon State. Like Northern Kentucky, the Gamecocks were well below.500 past year at 8-23, and were picked to finish last in the conference in the preseason. But there's just a single word that matters, the only that's worth anything and negates any other said in defense of the team Jim Boeheim likes to characterize as a poor, overlooked, disrespected ACC powerhouse.

Butler has lost each of its last two games, including Thursday in the tournament to an Xavier team that was mightily struggling heading into the postseason.

This college game has little in common with the game played from the 1940s through the 1970s. But it's also not ideal - especially for times when foul trouble exists. And I think this year, I think there's a balance in college basketball.

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And in Vancouver, Canada, for the first time, a Jewish Community Center received a bomb threat Tuesday night as well. This threat comes amid multiple waves of threats to Jewish institutions across the country.

The 2017 NCAA Tournament Selection Show will take place tonight. Simply put, Hart is terrific. Now all eyes will turn to sixth-year coach Rob Murphy, who still has two years left on his deal, but hasn't made an NCAA Tournament. Jalen Brunson is big time. They entered the tournament as a 15-seed and upset 2-seed Georgetown in the first round while on their way to a Sweet 16 run. They're hoping for six more wins to cap their collective careers. But the most impressive thing about that statistic is that seven of the 11 came away from home.

And Weber State, the only in-state school to reach its tournament title game, lost in Saturday night's Big Sky championship in most disappointing fashion, dropping an overtime heartbreaker to North Dakota.

Seton Hall's going dancing for the second straight year. The Wildcats went a flawless 13-0 in non-conference play, featuring wins over top-ranked programs such as Purdue, Notre Dame, and Virginia.

If Villanova were to win another title, it would be become the eighth program to have won back-to-back titles, just the third since the John Wooden UCLA dynasty won its last repeat title in 1973.

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