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Auburn faces Charleston on Friday in return to NCAA Tournament

12 March 2018, 07:38 | Justin Tyler

LOCAL Let the ‘Madness’ begin Now that all the teams have been selected March Madness can officially begin

   Let the ‘Madness’ begin        Now that all the teams have been selected March Madness can officially begin

Will a long shot make it to the Final Four?

The Musketeers could be poised to break through this season.

"The tournament is so unique", coach Chris Mack said Sunday.

Villanova (30-4) will play Thursday the victor of the play-in game against LUI Brooklyn and Radford.

Sumner went on to the National Basketball Association and athletic guard Trevon Blueitt considered leaving before deciding to stay in Cincinnati for another season. The Blue Devils have won 12 of 14 matchups against Michigan State, including an 88-81 victory early this season in a meeting of the top two teams in The Associated Press poll. Although the seeds go one through 16 in each region, the committee also releases a true seed list, which ranks every team in the tournament.

"I think our team has had a really good year, especially considering our youth", Wojo said. He might be a high-volume shooter, but his scoring prowess would play well on teams in the ACC. The quadrant's bottom half features second-seeded Duke, a perennial championship contender, and third-seeded Michigan State (29-4), among college basketball's most balanced teams. "Those are heartbreakers. Certainly, Louisville is a capable, NCAA-caliber team, as is Notre Dame". No. 2 Cincinnati and No. 3 Tennessee are in the other half of the South bracket.

Virginia Tech is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, and they'll be going to Pittsburgh as an 8-seed.

There are some familiar foes in the Tar Heels' portion of the bracket.

The West Region will be a tough one as the group features multiple conference champions and risky threats.

One comes in Charlotte on Thursday, when No. 10 Providence faces No. 7 Texas A&M.

Like Florida, UCLA has had an up-and-down season and enters the tournament with three losses in its last five games, including an overtime loss to Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament on Friday.

The victor of No. 7 Texas A&M (20-12) and No. 10 Providence (21-13) awaits in a potential second-round matchup for UNC, which was sent to Charlotte instead of Duke.

No. 5 seed Ohio State could have its hands full with No. 12 South Dakota State in Boise.

Davidson beat Rhode Island in the A-10 tournament championship game Sunday to steal an at-large bid.

The first Clemson Tiger from the state of Texas, junior Elijah Thomas, is almost averaging a double-double with 10.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

Wichita State vs. Marshall Friday, approx.

Here's a new exercise: Who would win if they played football? Both of those games came back in December.

UNC Greensboro, the champions of the Southern Conference, is the 13th seed in the West and will take on fourth-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Boise, Idaho.

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