Gators, Seminoles earn at-large bids to NCAA Tournament
Mar 12 2018 by Kathy Alvarado
The Mizzou men's basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013.
The Bruins had such noteable wins against SEC Tournament victor Kentucky, a regular season win against Pac-12 Champion Arizona in Tucson and swept USC.
6 seed in the East Region of the tournament, and the Gators will play the victor of one of the First Four games from Dayton. "I'm happy for our team to have this opportunity, and we obviously have two really good potential opponents to start preparing for".
The Sun Devils received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
The Gators have a 42-16 NCAA Tournament record and have advanced to the Elite Eight during five consecutive NCAA appearances, including last season.
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Lifting the Gaels' resume is a 74-71 victory over Gonzaga from January 18 and an RPI top-50 win over New Mexico State. Every season, the case is made for a mid-major team to beat out a middle-of-the-run squad from a power conference.
We have some NCAA Tournament First Four action out of the East Region as the St. Bonaventure Bonnies take on the UCLA Bruins in a college basketball matchup on Tuesday. He is also the first head coach in UF history to do so.
Florida State (20-11, 9-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated four ranked teams this season - Florida, North Carolina, Miami and Clemson. They'll play No. 6 seed UCLA on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. They face 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago.
Florida State is the No. 9 seed in the West Region and will play Missouri (20-12) on Friday in Nashville.
Villanova, Kansas, Xavier and Virginia earned the No. 1 seeds in the 68-team field. The national championship game is April 2.