Feb 12 2017
On Saturday, the NCAA Tournament selection committee announced its rankings for the top 16 teams in the nation.
Louisville is the 2 seed in the East, Florida State is the 2 seed in the Midwest, North Carolina is the 2 seed in the South, Virginia is the 3 seed in the West and Duke is the 4 seed in the Midwest.
The next four teams on the seed list were Arizona, Virginia and Southeastern Conference foes Florida and Kentucky. As the highest-seeded No. 4 team, Butler was assigned to its closest region, which is Memphis.
"Those four teams are having tremendous seasons but as we know in college basketball, things can change quickly", Hollis said, according to NCAA.com. Selection Committee Chair Mark Hollis-who, coincidentally, is Michigan State's athletic director-did mention both the Badgers and Boilermakers as teams that just missed out on the top 16, along with Creighton, so it's entirely possible one or both play their way into the top quarter of the field. By planting a flag, the committee showed the college basketball community what it values most when building the bracket.
The final bracket announcement will take place on March 12.
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If the season came to an end today, Jim Delany's league would not be represented on one of the top four seed lines. "The separation is great".
Wisconsin is the seventh ranked team in the country in the AP Poll, but was not featured in the official Bracket Preview. The overall top seed, as well as two of Kentucky's 5 current losses are in the same Region.
The Wildcats have have lost four of their five marquee games (UCLA, Louisville, Kansas and Florida) this season, including two (UCLA and Kansas) at home.
No. 17 Purdue is 20-5, 9-3 in the Big Ten, with a résumé highlighted by wins over ranked teams Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Maryland and Northwestern and road wins at Michigan State, Ohio State, Maryland and in, all of which remain in NCAA Tournament contention.
Feb 11 2017
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Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and Kristaps Porzingis 27 on a night there was plenty of fight from the Knicks - especially Oakley. The 53-year-old is said to be upset that the team is celebrating its 70th anniversary and has not asked him to be a part of it.
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Feb 08 2017
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Feb 08 2017
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Root has just seven Tests before next winter's Ashes series, which is little time to get used to the role. They chose to back their captain who was younger and more central to their plans going forward.
Feb 07 2017
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Nobody could do anything. "From the very moment I met you I loved you, I cherished your genuine heart, and that lovely smile". Lifeguards gave her first aid on the beach before taking her to a nearby hospital but she died en route.
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Feb 05 2017
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