Breaking down what to look for on NCAA Selection Sunday

No. 1 seed Kansas No. 2 Duke on collision course in Midwest

Take for example Oklahoma State, which had a subpar RPI of 86 as of Saturday morning but boasts five Quadrant 1 wins, including a regular season sweep of potential No. 1 seed Kansas and wins over West Virginia and Texas Tech.

USA Today: South Bracket playing in Atlanta, FSU No. 10 seed taking on No. 7 Texas A&M.

Now that the 68-team field has been announced, the First Four games will be played March 13 and 14.

The pressure will be higher than ever for the Cavaliers (31-2) to do it now. "We knew when we came in this tournament we had to win games, and we wanted to because we have a lot to prove". "But you know, that's definitely in the back of our minds". "We look at every game as being as important as any of the others".

If Virginia can make it through the bracket to reach San Antonio, that would add to what has already been a milestone-filled season.

FSU was bounced from the NCAA Tournament past year in the second round against No. 11 seed Xavier.

The Sooners are ranked No. 48, and five teams ahead of them have already secured automatic bids by winning their conference tournament. They're 70th in adjusted defensive efficiency - and no national champion has ranked lower than 39th in that category since the stat was first recorded in 2002. The Cowboys became the first team since Iowa State in 2000-01 to win two regular-season games against the Jayhawks, including an 82-64 romp at Allen Fieldhouse on March 3. Then there are always the heavy favorites that, for whatever reason, aren't ready to play and make an unexpected early exit during the first weekend of the tournament.

Oregon: The Ducks (22-11, RPI 63), seeded sixth in the Pac-12 Tournament, beat Washington State and Utah to remain in the hunt but lost to USC 74-54 on Friday night in the semifinals.

Wednesday's schedule for the 2018 Big 12 tournament featured four teams in two games fighting to keep their hopes for a spot in the field of 68 alive.

Which teams are in the best position to get the job done this year? Shortly after that, a commission led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to deliver recommendations from an investigation triggered by an FBI probe that led to charges last fall against assistant coaches, agents, employees of apparel companies and others. And on the court, Arizona went from No. 2 in the AP Top 25 to unranked in November after an ugly 0-3 showing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

Duke, runner-up to Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference, plays Iona on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Coach John Calipari's latest crop of Kentucky freshmen just needed a little longer to figure things out. Roy Williams was close a couple times at Kansas, and has won three titles at North Carolina, mostly because he's been loaded with future pros.

North Carolina, the No. 2 seed, opens against Lipscomb in Charlotte and No. 3 MI faces Montana in Wichita, Kansas.

The Musketeers (28-5) are No. 1 in the West Region and will face the First Four victor between North Carolina Central and Texas Southern on Thursday in Nashville.

It doesn't matter which bracket FSU goes.

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