Michigan State fell from the top line of today's bracket after last night's loss to Indiana. Kansas has replaced Sparty at the No. 1 seed in the West.
That was good news for Missouri. The Tigers are now the No. 2 seed in St. Louis. Kentucky fans may not be happy about the possibility of having to play Mizzou in St. Louis, but the committee does not care. They want teams close to home if they can.
Connecticut's last season swoon continued with a come-from-ahead loss at Providence. If you listen to the studio guy on TV at halftime, you would be lead to believe that the Huskies 5-11 record since New Year's was important. It's not. The committee has de-emphasized how a team finishes the season as a criteria, and no longer tracks such information on their team data sheets. Teams are judged on their entire seasons, and no particular weight is given to any one portion.
That is also good news for Xavier, which blew a lead and lost at Saint Louis last night. The Muskies really havent' been the same team since the fight with Cincinnati. They haven't fallen out of the bracket yet, but they keep sliding toward the bottom.
UCF took a beating at Memphis last night and dropped out of the bracket. The Knights were replaced by Texas for now. The Longhorns play tonight against Oklahoma.
In the Big Sky, Montana beat preseason favorite Weber State to win the regular season title. That means the Grizzlies will host the conference tournament.
The bubble watch was also updated this morning, and look for another update later on tonight.