March Madness: Can College Hoops Overcome Its Credibility Crisis?

10 March, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Alyssa Little
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Just when you thought the NCAA couldn't get any dumber, they agree to this trash.

Alabama (10 seed)- The Tide enter the SEC Tournament with a rematch with Texas A&M on their plate. It is 10-3 in Pac-12 tourney games in Sin City, winning it all two of the previous three years and making the final in three of the last four years.

Simpson finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds and Moe Wagner led MI with 17 points, despite playing only 17 minutes because of foul trouble - which plagued him all tournament.

There is no denying that the NCAA Tournament trumps nearly any other sporting event of the year.

The Bulldogs won a tough race for the Big South regular-season title with a 13-5 record, holding off 12-6 Radford and 12-6 Winthrop, but they lost to Radford in the semifinals. With a loss, I would put Oklahoma in, but I am not sure if the committee would do the same, so it would be a waiting game for the Sooners.

Gonzaga men's team has been a powerhouse all season, going 30-4 on the season so far. During coaching stints at Canisius and Richmond, his teams had similar gaps before NCAA tournament appearances. If they end up beating Colorado, I believe even with a loss to Arizona they will be in.

MI players celebrate after beating Purdue 75-66 to win the NCAA Big Ten Conference tournament championship college basketball game, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in NY.

"The layoff is something that we haven't seen before but I think it could be beneficial both physically and mentally to get a little break, " P.J. Thompson said.

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MI leads the Big Ten and is eighth in the nation in points allowed (63.6 per game).

UCLA (Last 4 In)- UCLA needed a win over USC to close the season, and they got it.

Much like Notre Dame, Syracuse picked up a narrow victory in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday, knocking off lowly Wake Forest.

Expect a renewed focus from coach Dan Hurley's squad and a return to the form that produced a 16-game win streak midway through the season.

The power conferences tend to produce the bulk of the 68-team field by grabbing most of the at-large berths in addition to automatic bids. I know I will not be missing a game nor will I be missing any of the great eats. The following year revealed another No. 11 seed in Dayton who made the Elite Eight.

The major difference from past years is that that initial release will simply be the qualified teams.

Ahead of this year's 2018 NCAA March Madness Selection Show, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will produce a special four-hour Social Madness social media preshow, running exclusively on official March Madness handles across YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, along with NCAA.com and Bleacher Report beginning at 2 p.m.

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