Texas, Texas A&M punch tickets to NCAA Tournament

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Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen, the chair of the Division I men's basketball committee, said on the TBS studio show announcing the NCAA Tournament brackets that the Fighting Irish were the last team left out of the field.

Coach Odom says his team is resilient and ready for the challenge.

"We need to get these teams right", she said. "People think you play for the national championship if you play in the last game and I don't". The Tide will open with Virginia Tech on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Sumner went on to the National Basketball Association and athletic guard Trevon Blueitt considered leaving before deciding to stay in Cincinnati for another season.

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After all, there's really nothing more he or his team can do now.

The Bisons, under fifth-year coach Casey Alexander, are making their NCAA tournament debut. "Going forward into next week", Weber said, "we have every indication he will be able to play". "The volume wasn't up high enough to hear". In the last reveal on February 19, UConn, Mississippi State, Louisville and Notre Dame were projected as No. 1 seeds. Cincinnati is the No. 2 seed in the South Region and will face Georgia State on Friday.

When looking at the history of No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, there's a good chance that Villanova will have little trouble winning their first game, no matter who they end up playing in the opening round. The Tar Heels are 33-1 in NCAA Tournament games in their home state, the only loss coming in 1979.

Bucknell (25-9) won the Patriot League title. The West region site is Los Angeles.

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Meanwhile, the NCAA is left to live nearly exclusively off revenues from the annual Division I basketball tournament. It's always fun to watch Barkley reacquaint himself with college basketball on live TV as he studies the brackets.

Coach LeVelle Moton of the Eagles lost all five starters from last season but got back to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

The SEC regular-season co-champions earned the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region (Omaha, Neb.) and will play No. 13 seed College of Charleston in San Diego in the first round on Friday at 6:27 p.m. CT (TruTV).

No. 5 seed Ohio State could have its hands full with No. 12 South Dakota State in Boise. Earlier Sunday the Rams lost to Davidson, 58-57 in the Atlantic 10 Championship game.

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.

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MARSHALL VS. MARSHALL: One first-round game that should be fun to watch is Wichita State and coach Gregg Marshall against Marshall. Maybe the biggest shock was Florida State garnering a No. 9 seed, when they'd been squarely on the bubble since losing in the ACC Tournament on Wednesday. But the Boilermakers were upset in the Bahamas and the anticipated game may come instead with a Final Four berth at stake.

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