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2011 NCAA Tournament Field

Posted on: February 18, 2011 6:19 pm
Edited on: March 13, 2011 5:06 pm
 
I'm getting an early start on my brackets this year but it's subject to change as the end of the season and conference tournaments end.  So, without further ado, here's my (amended) picks as of now.

After a few upsets today (2/19), I've edited my brackets already.  Upsets abound!  UConn is fading fast in my bracket.  A lot of people seem to feel that the Big East will get 11 teams into the NCAA but I just can't bring myself to put that many from one conference in.  Looks like Marquette is odd man out, unless UConn continues to fade.  Have to see how they do in the Big East Tourney.

This is probably my third or fourth amendment to my brackets.  The way it's going, Marquette may make it into the tourney after all.  I still find it difficult to put in 11 teams from one conference though.

Yet another update to my bracket.  I'm not sure Michigan State will make it in, unless they have a good showing in the Big-10 Tournament.  I have them in for now but only time will tell.

Here's my last modification before they announce the brackets later today.


FIRST ROUND (Play-in games)

EAST (16th Seed)

Arkansas-Little Rock vs Alabama State


SOUTHWEST (16th Seed)

UT-San Antonio vs UC-Santa Barbara


SOUTHEAST (12th Seed)

 VCU vs Alabama

WEST (12th Seed)

St. Mary's vs. Penn State or Michigan State


SECOND ROUND

EAST

#1 Ohio State vs #16 Ark-LittleRock/Alabama State Winner

#8 George Mason vs #9 Florida State

#5 Texas A&M vs #12 Virginia Tech

#4 Syracuse vs #13 Princeton

#6 Xavier vs #11 Georgia

#3 Louisville vs #14 Long Island

#7 Old Dominion vs #10 Clemson

#2 Notre Dame vs #15 Boston University


SOUTHEAST

#1 Duke vs #16 UNC-Asheville

#8 UCLA vs #9 West Virginia

#5 Georgetown vs #12 VCU/Alabama Winner

#4 Florida vs #13 Belmont

#6 Cincinnati vs #11 Illinois

#3 BYU vs #14 Indiana State

#7 Temple vs #10 Colorado

#2 Pittsburgh vs #15 Akron


SOUTHWEST

#1 Kansas vs #16 UT-San Antonio/UC-Santa Barbara Winner 

#8  Richmond vs #9  UNLV

#5 St. John's vs #12 Tennessee

#4 Wisconsin vs #13 Bucknell

#6 Washington vs #11 Memphis

#3 Connecticut vs #14 Morehead State

#7 Villanova vs #10 Gonzaga

#2 North Carolina vs #15 St. Peter's


WEST

#1 San Diego State vs #16 Hampton

#8 Utah State vs #9 Missouri

#5 Arizona vs #12 St. Mary's/Penn. St. or Mich. St. Winner

#4 Kentucky vs #13 Oakland

#6 Kansas State vs #11 Butler

#3 Purdue vs #14 Wofford

#7 Vanderbilt vs #10 Michigan

#2 Texas vs #15 Northern Colorado



Last four in:  VCU, Alabama, St. Mary's, Michigan State/Penn State

First four out:  USC, Boston College, Missouri State, Marquette



Category: NCAAB
Tags: Bracketology
 
Comments

Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2011 6:50 pm
 

2011 NCAA Tournament Field

The way Villanova finished the season, they may not get in.  They probably will though but I don't think Marquette will make it unless they win the Big East Tourney.



Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:54 am
 

2011 NCAA Tournament Field

The Big East will get 11 teams in.  Watch DePaul run the table in their conference tournament and get a 12th Big East spot!


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