What's new about the 2018 NCAA Selection Show

What's new about the 2018 NCAA Selection Show

The Sunday before the tournament begins is called Selection Sunday [VIDEO], where the 68 teams who will compete are revealed to the public.

So if the Hokies and Villanova win Thursday, they will meet each other on Saturday in the round of 32. But before jumping too far ahead, the Wildcats will wait to see who comes out of the play-in game between LIU Brooklyn and Radford as the victor.

"When we got on the plane to come to St. Louis, there are a lot of unknowns about kind of our future, especially in the NCAA Tournament", Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson said.

The one seeds for this year's tournament are Kansas (Midwest), Xavier (West), Villanova (East) and Virginia (South). "But the perseverance that they've showed this year and especially over the last 48, 72 hours. we've played ourselves hopefully (into) the tournament".

Win and the Wildcats snatch the A-10's automatic NCAA bid away from top-seeded Rhode Island.

Finishing the nonconference slate at 12-0 and earning a No. 3 ranking, ASU suffered its first loss to No. 17 Arizona to open Pac-12 play and went 8-10 to finish ninth in the conference before losing to Colorado in the Pac-12 Tournament opener on Wednesday.

The last time a TCU basketball team made it to March Madness was 1998. Indeed, at least one squad with a sub-.500 record in its league has received an at-large bid in five of the last six seasons.

SNUB: A couple of Big 12 teams have to be wondering what happened in that selection committee room. They are not going to hit a road block in their their first four games of the tournament. Kidding, mostly. Many folks were surprised that Arizona State made the tournament.

This will be the Seminoles 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Sunday at UMBC, hometown fans and students rallied to back their team. "The games in November, December count the same as the games in February and March". Yes, their best player, Bonzie Colson, missed a large portion of the season with a foot injury before returning a couple weeks ago.

In fact, according to the advanced analytics site KenPom.com, Kansas - though seeded first - is the third-best team in its own quadrant. The Cyclones enter this year's tournament as the No. 10 seed and will need to prevail again to keep playing next week.

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