Here's everything you need to know about one of the most important days on the NCAA calendar. What is Selection Sunday? Of the 68 teams, 32 gain automatic entry, while the remaining 36—32 for the women's tournament—are chosen by the selection committee. Additionally, the bracket and seeds for the men's tournament are also released on Selection Sunday. When is Selection Sunday?
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Phillip By Creg Stephenson cstephenson al. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Neither has won a national championship in basketball. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis Time: p. Central p. The national title game Monday night pits Virginia , the standard-bearer in lockdown basketball, against the new kids on the defensive block, the Texas Tech Red Raiders It's great defense.
Fun to watch. If you're the casual fan and you've got one hand in the popcorn and beer, you're waiting around looking for the big dunk or whatever, you're probably bored. If you're really into the game, you get it. Texas Tech reached the Elite Eight for the first time last season and Virginia lost its previous two trips to the Final Four, in and The last time two teams who had never won a championship played in the title game was Michigan State against Indiana State in That's right, Magic Johnson vs.
Larry Bird. The Cavaliers survived a scoring onslaught by Carsen Edwards 42 points and forced overtime on Mamadi Diakite's short jumper to beat Purdue in double overtime in the Elite Eight.
Virginia had another nail biter in the Final Four, beating Auburn on Kyle Guy's three free throws with 0. Down 2 with 1. He sank all three free throws to send the Cavaliers to the title game.
The shot-blocking senior returned after taping his ankle up, but Red Raiders coach Chris Beard declined to give an update Sunday. Playing without Owens would be a huge loss for Texas Tech. A year ago, the Cavaliers became the first No.
Virginia has used the historic loss as motivation all season and is on the cusp of erasing it with the biggest victory in program history. Guy hit a late 3-pointer before the three massive free throws against Auburn.
Jerome was the catalyst early against the Tigers and finished with 21 points. Hunter came alive after quiet first half, finishing with 15 points.
Mooney was money against Michigan State, hitting three straight 3-pointers to give the Red Raiders a point cushion. Culver took over when the Spartans started paying more attention to him, scoring six straight points to stave off a Spartans charge. Though quiet against Michigan State, Moretti can get hot in a hurry, as he did earlier in the bracket.
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