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First Four

First Round

East (Washington, DC)

Columbia, SC

 

Salt Lake

 

Hartford

 

Des Moines

 

    West (Anaheim)

    Salt Lake

     

    Hartford

     

    Jacksonville

     

    Jacksonville

     

      Midwest (Kansas City)

      Columbus

       

      San Jose

       

      Tulsa

       

      Des Moines

       

        South (Louisville)

        Columbia, SC

         

        San Jose

         

        Tulsa

         

        Columbus

         

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          Last 4 In

          Team RPI
          UCF(19-5) 34
          Arizona St.(17-8) 51
          Butler(15-11) 59
          Clemson(15-10) 58

          First 4 Out

          Team RPI
          Furman(22-5) 61
          Utah St.(20-6) 47
          Nebraska(15-11) 91
          Florida(14-11) 64
          Team Bracket Index UpdatedFeb 18, 7:26am

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          Seed Team Conf Stk Net* Rpi* Quad 1* Quad 2* Quad 3* Quad 4* Sos* Nc Sos* Next Game
          1 E Duke(23-2) ACC (11-1) W9 2 1 7-1 7-1 5-0 4-0 2 5 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
          M Tennessee(23-2) SEC (11-1) L1 4 8 4-2 7-0 6-0 5-0 66 77 Feb 19, 7:00pm ET
          S Virginia(22-2) ACC (10-2) W2 3 4 7-2 5-0 2-0 8-0 31 173 Feb 18, 7:00pm ET
          W Gonzaga(25-2) WCC (12-0) W16 1 5 4-2 6-0 5-0 10-0 50 45 Feb 21, 9:00pm ET
          2 E Michigan St.(21-5) BIG10 (12-3) W3 7 12 10-3 4-2 3-0 4-0 26 118 Feb 20, 6:30pm ET
          M Michigan(23-3) BIG10 (12-3) W1 8 10 7-3 8-0 1-0 7-0 68 182 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          S Kentucky(21-4) SEC (10-2) W1 6 7 8-3 3-1 5-0 5-0 17 15 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          W North Carolina(20-5) ACC (10-2) W1 9 11 5-5 5-0 6-0 4-0 11 8 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
          3 E Marquette(21-4) BIGE (10-2) W2 20 15 7-3 5-1 2-0 7-0 39 83 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
          M Kansas(20-6) BIG12 (9-4) W3 18 2 9-5 5-1 4-0 2-0 1 1 Feb 23, 8:00pm ET
          S Houston(25-1) AAC (12-1) W10 5 3 4-1 10-0 2-0 9-0 58 131 Feb 23, 6:00pm ET
          W LSU(21-4) SEC (11-1) W4 14 6 6-2 7-2 5-0 3-0 19 9 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
          4 E Texas Tech(21-5) BIG12 (9-4) W4 10 19 4-5 8-0 1-0 8-0 43 165 Feb 23, 8:00pm ET
          M Nevada(24-1) MWC (11-1) W10 12 17 0-0 8-0 7-1 9-0 128 41 Feb 20, 11:00pm ET
          S Iowa(20-5) BIG10 (9-5) W4 28 29 5-5 6-0 3-0 6-0 74 253 Feb 19, 8:00pm ET
          W Purdue(18-7) BIG10 (11-3) W1 11 13 6-6 6-1 2-0 4-0 6 30 Feb 19, 7:00pm ET
          5 E Florida St.(20-5) ACC (8-4) W7 25 18 4-3 5-2 4-0 7-0 40 65 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          M Wisconsin(17-8) BIG10 (9-5) L2 15 25 7-6 4-2 2-0 4-0 10 66 Feb 18, 8:00pm ET
          S Kansas St.(19-6) BIG12 (9-3) L1 26 16 6-4 4-2 6-0 3-0 22 109 Feb 18, 9:00pm ET
          W Iowa St.(19-6) BIG12 (8-4) W1 17 20 5-4 3-2 5-0 6-0 23 94 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          6 E Maryland(19-7) BIG10 (10-5) L1 21 22 5-5 6-2 2-0 6-0 21 59 Feb 19, 8:00pm ET
          M Louisville(18-8) ACC (9-4) W1 16 23 4-7 5-1 5-0 4-0 4 6 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
          S Virginia Tech(20-5) ACC (9-4) W2 13 28 3-5 5-0 4-0 8-0 89 237 Feb 18, 7:00pm ET
          W Villanova(20-6) BIGE (11-2) L1 19 14 4-4 8-2 4-0 4-0 16 17 Feb 20, 6:30pm ET
          7 E St. John's(19-7) BIGE (7-6) W2 49 32 5-4 4-1 2-2 8-0 48 194 Feb 20, 8:30pm ET
          M Ole Miss(18-7) SEC (8-4) W4 33 41 4-7 3-0 5-0 6-0 67 151 Feb 19, 7:00pm ET
          S Cincinnati(21-4) AAC (10-2) W1 23 26 4-2 2-1 9-0 6-1 87 160 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          W Miss. State(18-7) SEC (6-6) W2 27 23 7-4 4-3 3-0 4-0 13 27 Feb 20, 6:30pm ET
          8 E Baylor(16-9) BIG12 (7-5) L1 32 52 3-6 7-1 1-0 5-2 42 212 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          M TCU(17-8) BIG12 (5-7) L2 34 33 1-6 5-2 7-0 4-0 24 93 Feb 18, 9:00pm ET
          S Buffalo(22-3) MIDAM (10-2) W3 22 9 2-1 4-1 9-1 6-0 73 78 Feb 19, 7:00pm ET
          W Washington(20-5) PAC12 (11-1) W1 30 21 1-4 5-1 6-0 8-0 63 23 Feb 20, 11:00pm ET
          9 E VCU(19-6) ATL10 (10-2) W6 43 27 1-3 3-2 7-1 8-0 51 3 Feb 19, 8:00pm ET
          M Seton Hall(16-9) BIGE (7-6) W3 61 42 3-6 7-1 3-2 3-0 36 49 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
          S Minnesota(17-9) BIG10 (7-8) W1 58 46 3-7 5-2 3-0 6-0 44 163 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          W Ohio St.(16-9) BIG10 (6-8) L2 44 53 4-6 3-2 4-1 5-0 44 136 Feb 20, 8:30pm ET
          10 E Auburn(17-8) SEC (6-6) W1 24 40 1-6 6-2 5-0 4-0 34 55 Feb 20, 8:30pm ET
          M Wofford(23-4) SOUTH (15-0) W14 29 35 2-4 4-0 5-0 9-0 127 104 Feb 23, 4:00pm ET
          S Syracuse(17-8) ACC (8-4) L1 50 42 2-4 4-2 7-2 4-0 30 33 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
          W Texas(15-11) BIG12 (7-6) W1 35 48 4-6 4-4 4-1 3-0 7 12 Feb 23, 12:00pm ET
          11 E Temple(19-7) AAC (9-4) W2 56 30 1-6 5-0 6-1 7-0 55 176 Feb 23, 12:00pm ET
          M Alabama(15-10) SEC (6-6) L2 45 44 2-6 6-2 4-2 3-0 20 51 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          S Lipscomb(21-5) ASUN (12-1) W1 37 63 2-3 2-2 2-0 13-0 209 36 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
          W Oklahoma(16-10) BIG12 (4-9) W1 41 31 4-8 5-2 7-0 0-0 9 16 Feb 23, 12:00pm ET
          12 E Belmont(21-4) OVC (12-2) W9 63 49 2-1 3-1 2-2 13-0 206 69 Feb 21, 8:00pm ET
          M UCF(19-5) AAC (9-3) W3 39 34 0-2 6-2 7-1 6-0 84 143 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          M Arizona St.(17-8) PAC12 (8-5) W1 75 51 4-1 4-4 3-1 6-2 65 42 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
          S NC State(18-8) ACC (6-7) L1 31 99 1-7 6-0 2-1 9-0 148 352 Feb 20, 7:00pm ET
          W Butler(15-11) BIGE (6-7) W1 54 59 1-6 6-4 5-1 3-0 27 54 Feb 20, 9:00pm ET
          W Clemson(15-10) ACC (5-7) L2 42 58 1-7 3-3 5-0 6-0 41 128 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          13 E N. Mex. St.(22-4) WAC (11-1) W11 60 36 0-1 2-1 8-2 11-0 136 188 Feb 19, 9:00pm ET
          M Yale(17-4) IVY (7-1) W5 68 37 0-3 1-0 6-1 9-0 162 239 Feb 22, 7:00pm ET
          S UC Irvine(22-5) BIGW (10-1) W8 105 55 1-1 1-2 9-1 10-1 186 171 Feb 21, 10:00pm ET
          W Vermont(21-5) AEAST (11-1) W6 65 65 0-3 1-0 8-1 11-1 216 25 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          14 E Hofstra(22-5) COL (12-2) L1 48 50 0-2 1-1 4-1 16-1 211 205 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          M Radford(18-8) BSOU (10-2) L1 125 93 1-3 1-0 3-2 10-3 197 40 Feb 21, 7:00pm ET
          S Texas St.(21-5) BELT (10-3) W4 108 101 0-1 1-1 7-2 11-1 281 343 Feb 21, 8:00pm ET
          W Old Dominion(21-6) USA (11-3) W5 86 83 1-0 1-1 7-4 12-1 233 285 Feb 23, 1:00pm ET
          15 E