UNCG to host NCAA Selection Show viewing party on Sunday

UNCG to host NCAA Selection Show viewing party on Sunday

If you're eager to see if your favorite team made the NCAA Tournament this year, be sure to tune into Sunday's selection show early. We talked about doing something in Chicago and going over and seeing (Denzel Valentine) play.

The major difference from past years is that that initial release will simply be the qualified teams.

The UNC Greensboro men's basketball team sent Spartan fans into a frenzy on Monday night as it won the Southern Conference Tournament Championship and secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. During coaching stints at Canisius and Richmond, his teams had similar gaps before NCAA tournament appearances. The higher seed always hosts the lower seed in the first three rounds.

MI will attempt to become the first team in seven years to win consecutive Big Ten Tournament titles when it faces Purdue in the final Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

One of the great joys - and disappointments - of the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament has been the overlap of games.

Which will then resolve themselves, eventually, after a while, I guess, into the tournament format to which all basketball fans in the history of the game have become accustomed.

Junior forward Drew McDonald leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.9 points and 9.5 boards. It will await its draw for the NIT after winning the conference's regular season championship. Auburn earns its first finals appearance since 2000, but Florida gets the crown for the first time since 2014. "I think their team's consistently getting better on the defensive end and really played hard defensively so we know it's going to be tough to go against them". However, even though they are ranked ahead of their first-round opponent, No. 5 seed TCU, the Horned Frogs are solidly in the tourney field.

The networks signed a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal to broadcast the NCAA tournament in 2010 and announced an eight-year, $8.8 billion extension last year.

Researchers at outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas cite one estimate that the productivity loss to employers totals $2.3 billion an hour in time their employees spend engaged with March Madness. Winners of conference championship tournaments get an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament bracket. MTSU won NCAA tournament games as a No. 15 seed and No. 12 seed in the past two years and looked poised to make more noise in this year's NCAA tournament.

Mississippi State is on the outside looking in but could work its way back into the March Madness mix with a couple of wins in the SEC Tournament this week.

Both teams open play in Friday's quarterfinals, with Auburn facing the Alabama-Texas A&M victor and Tennessee facing the LSU-Mississippi State victor.

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