TSN's complementary NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® programming also features ESPN's College Basketball Tournament Special on Monday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ET on TSN4, and the March Madness Tournament Challenge on Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 12 p.m. ET on TSN3. Several other teams have already claimed their spot in the tournament by winning their conference championship, including the Lipscomb Bisons from the Atlantic Sun conference, the Radford Highlanders from the Big South conference, the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers from the Missouri Valley conference and the Murray State Racers from the Ohio Valley conference.
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.
Baylor is the No. 6 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, and the Bears have struggled down the stretch, losing three of their last four regular-season games.
Jacobson and Dutta studied teams who were 10 seeds or higher in past NCAA Tournaments as well as No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the National Invitation Tournament, which are often the teams who just missed the NCAA Tournament. In two of those appearances they made it to the Sweet 16 and in one year they made it as far as the Elite Eight. Even though they busted you bracket, deep down you found yourself rooting for the George Mason Patriots.
MI became the only school in the Big Ten to beat every other team in the conference this season after knocking off Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
The country's No. 1 team will spend a fourth straight week atop the rankings, though Virginia did get a good scare from a not particularly terrifying Louisville team.
That's the trade-off the conference had to make to play its tournament at Madison Square Garden for the first time.
MI leads the Big Ten and is eighth in the nation in points allowed (63.6 per game). However, a loss in the quarterfinal of the PAC 12 Tournament to either Stanford or Cal would leave them outside of the tournament field because of the bad quality of both the teams. Now they wait more than a week and hope for an at-large bid. This then determines a Quadrant one win or loss and so on and so forth.
The dunk made it 66-48 and brought chants of "Tes-key!" from the MI fans - who showed up in droves for the first Big Ten Tournament played in NY. Who will be this year's Cinderella story that will capture the heart of the nation?
"I just think at this time of the year you want to keep your guys on edge but you also want to be smart, " Painter said.
The week's biggest fall belonged to Rhode Island.
And the Tar Heels would need to get past those two in order to reach their third ACC final in four years.
The Wildcats are getting ready to play in this week's SEC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo. The Wolverines won the title in 1998 over Purdue, lost to Michigan State in 2014 and defeated Wisconsin past year.