To measure the unpredictability of this year’s NCAA Tournament, consider two items that didn’t make this column: Gonzaga, a 32-win team on a 15-game win streak, didn’t survive the first weekend, and Harvard, a 14 seed, won its first ever Tournament game.
Gonzaga is out of the NCAA tournament thanks to Wichita State, a No. 9 seed that made five straight shots from behind the arc Saturday for a 76-70 victory that sent the West Region’s top seed back home.
Paul Bessire, better known by the name of his simulation program, “The Prediction Machine,” joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer the machine’s advice for filling out brackets this year.
The Robert Morris Colonials have an opportunity rarely seen at that university as the defending NCAA Champions visit for the first round of the NIT Tournament.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.
With Selection Sunday coming up, CBS Sports Bracketologist Jerry Palm is beginning to get an idea of how the seedings will unfold.
Gonzaga has a history of busting brackets but the Bulldogs now find themselves in the role of the hunted as Gonzaga became No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in history.
No. 10 seed West Virginia was knocked out by No. 7 seed Gonzaga, 77-54 Thursday night at the CONSOL Energy Center to end their run in the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers managed just 22 points in the first half to Gonzaga’s 40.
The NCAA Tournament is coming to CONSOL Energy Center this week.
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