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Alabama gets a No. 9 seed, will face Virginia Tech
NCAA Tournament dishes Virginia a tough road as top team
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12 March, 2018

Boise landed about as strong of a field as possible for this week's NCAA Tournament games at Taco Bell Arena. They have a 6-0 mark in Charlotte with first- and second-round wins there in 2005 and '11 and two regional wins there '08. Purdue won 19 straight games and seemed poised to win the Big Ten until a 3-game losing streak.

WFMY News 2 will be live at UNCG as they wait to hear their selection of who they will play and where. Here is all the info you need to know to watch FSU basketball and the latest projections heading into Sunday.

Arizona State will face fellow No. 11 seed Syracuse in a play-in game on Wednesday, March 14 in Dayton, Ohio, with the victor advancing to face TCU in the round of 64. Purdue and Villanova could meet in the East Region final months after it was expected they would play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

The Pac-12 tied the American Athletic Conference and the Atlantic 10 with only three teams in the tournament but could wind up with only one team left standing among the final 64. Most of the games take place on weekends, but the first week shows games being played every day starting on Tuesday evening, March 13.

Wednesday's schedule for the 2018 Big 12 tournament featured four teams in two games fighting to keep their hopes for a spot in the field of 68 alive.

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MI beat Purdue for the Big Ten title at Madison Square Garden, where more than 4,000 seats went unsold for the championship game. Both look like candidates to be a No. 3 seed at least depending on how things go in Orlando when the tournament begins Thursday.

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The Conference championships will determine the 32 teams that earn automatic bids to the "Big Dance" but the remaining 36 teams will be chosen via "at-large" bids.

Kentucky coach John Calipari said Sunday that he loved the SEC getting eight teams into the tournament, proof the league finally is past the point of a loss costing programs dearly.

Under Tony Bennett, Virginia has advanced past the first weekend of the NCAA tourney only twice in five appearances. The top six players include four juniors, a senior and a freshman. Oklahoma and Arizona State started so well, but finished so poorly, limping to the finish. What will they be seeded? Both figures are the highest since the line was moved back a foot in 2008.

Creighton beat Villanova two weeks ago.

3 seed, faces 14th-seeded Montana in its first-round game in Wichita, Kan., with a scheduled tip off of 9:50 p.m. ET. The Cyclones enter this year's tournament as the No. 10 seed and will need to prevail again to keep playing next week.


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