Bracket Brad's Big Board

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11. BIGE18-12395-1Pressed by scrappy Seton Hall, but emerged with W. Top of heap.

2. WCC17-4561614-3Blowhards will continue to doubt 'Zags, but have all the ingredients.

3. ACC16-5515-3Lost two of three against arch rival Duke, but ACC champs a No. 1.
4. BIG1216-3735-3How important is Jackson? With F suspended, lost to TCU.
25. ACC17-21105-0No team has more RPI top-50 Ws. Starting to live up to hype?

6. PAC1216-416373-1Team is peaking at the right time

7. SEC14-519112-3To reach Glendale, must string together consistent 40 minutes.

8. PAC1213-792861-4Have to wonder with Boucher's absence how far can it go.
39. ACC15-414241-4Can only blame selves for Duke loss. 15-26 from charity stripe.
10. PAC1213-764632-30.99 points per poss scored vs. Arizona a season low.
11. ACC14-541613-3Bacon, per possession offense arrived too late. Unpredictable.
12. BIG1212-898542-6Second loss to Kansas St. stings. Crumbling. Offense in dry spell.
413. BIGE14-731143-6Never won a Big East tournament game. Xavier extended streak.
14. ACC13-762532-4Better on D, has all the ingredients needed for another Sweet 16.
15. BIG1216-421454-4Tough to prepare for because of pressure defense, but enigmatic.
16. SEC14-525195-3Scored only 0.88 pts/poss in third time around against Vandy.
517. BTEN19-210475-2Ran into Michigan buzzsaw. Won regular season, but probable 4/5.
18. AAC14-654614-4Three's very much the charm. Took down Cincy yet again. Titles.

19. BIG1211-889592-5Morris is a godlike floor general. Full of marksmen. Better on D.

20. BTEN14-875742-4Bested by stupid hot Michigan. D, rising offense S16 characteristics.
621. AAC17-2241162-2Always pack brass knuckles on D. Success boils down to off.
22. ACC18-14433-1Offensive resurgence stymied by Notre Dame. Hard to predict.
23. BTEN17-537642-3What plane crash? Run might be biggest story in CBB this year.
24. BTEN10-10133551-6Turned a corner after rough patch, but Michigan had Bucky's number.

725. BIGE15-535573-3Stumbled a bit down the stretch. Offense is killer, but D? Suspect.
26. BTEN15-752521-6Tossed out of Big Ten tourney by white-hot NW'stern. 7 feels right.
27. AAC15-429492-2Applied foot to throat of Redbirds to earn auto. Seed will surprise.

28. WCC19-2401541-0Gaudy record but best win was recorded against thin Dayton team.
829. A1012-81301040-5With Dayton loss now in position to take Atlantic 10 auto.
30. A109-1099181-3Hollow resume. In soft bubble year, should definitely be safely in.
31. SEC13-632153-4Overshadowed by most in SEC, but can seriously fill up the cup.
32. BTEN12-9126850-5Rebounded fast from February lull. Confidence though roof.
933. ACC14-6821192-5Finished shy of 40 percent from field against stout FSU defense.
34. ACC14-420442-3Emptied out the gas tank after halftime against UNC. Off stagnant.
35. BIGE15-518204-4Delgado's brilliant Big East tourney run came to end. Take seriously.
36. SEC12-755421-5No reason to sugarcoat, Gamecocks are horrific on offense.
1037. BIGE18-3365-3Win over Butler guarantees NCAA tourney bid. Needed Band-aid.
38. BIGE13-647282-5No need to sweat it out, Eagles faithful. Plenty of quality Ws to name.
39. BIG1213-6911023-4Defensive shortcomings on display against Iowa St. Weakness.
40. BIGE14-636274-4Missed way too many freebies, made dumb mistakes vs. Creighton.
1141. PAC1215-639332-3Overall wins may be attractive but lack of quality Ws say deceiving.
42. SEC7-1214171-8Tripled up on Florida. Too many good wins. Will rewrite history books.
43. CUSA14-523351-3Giant killers from season ago are more experienced, as dangerous.

44. BTEN18-327811-3Fought to finish, but Minnesota's size, interior execution too much.
45. BIG1215-5531012-4Why over 'Cuse? 1) 9-8 R/N record, 2) No bad Ls, 3) Higher SOS
1246. ACC8-11129311-5Fell to VT, but IN. Why? 1) SOS, 2) No bad Ls, 3) Three quality Ws.
47. A1015-39253-3Fulfilled in-hand destiny with close out of VCU. No more doubts.

48. CAA6-142721470-0Beware No. 5 seeds. Seahawks are dynamite scorers. Cinderella.

49. MWC18-313502-2Have athletes, scorers to hang with anyone. D, though, dreadful.

50. AEAST16-5702270-3Ripped off 19-game winning streak. Unblemished in AmEast play.

1351. IVY9-81471601-3Biggest brains of the Ivy League. Untouched. Champs.

52. SOUTH16-4652020-2Fast pace and pressure D why Bucs are top-70 KenPom team.

53. PAT13-81142040-2Fear the Buck. Have three-point shooting ability, size to hang.

54. BSOU11-81742210-1Back in tourney for 9th time since 2000. Can strike quickly from 3.

1455. WAC17-3451271-2Chuha and Jones are why the Aggies rank near top in OR%.

56. ASUN14-81672170-4New 'Dunk City' just as athletics as 2013 team. Cinderelle upside.

57. MAAC12-81161640-2Fought tooth and nail against rival Siena. Dancing for 7th time.

58. HORIZ14-61031870-1Only at Division I level since 2012. Dancing. Quite the ascension.

1559. MAC9-102141690-1Antonio Gates-U is back in the Big Dance after knocking off Akron.

60. SBELT9-112311910-2Arlington's elimination paves the way for an unexpected rep.

61. SUMM17-5581481-2Picked to win Summit preseason. Wound unexpected road to NCAAT.

62. OVC15-61873390-1The other Gamecocks dancing for the first time in school history.

1663. BSKY7-12206950-1Topped Weber St. in OT to reach second season. First time dancing.

64. SWAC4-162541070-5Eeked out close tourney berth against Alcorn. Dropped 16 dimes.

65. MEAC11-92973500-0Eagles rank top-25 nationally in effective FG% defense, 3PT% D.

66. NEC10-112613360-1Started the season 1-11 but perservered and earned auto in NEC.

67. BIGW12-7711200-2Program began in 1910 and now in the NCAAT for first time.

68. SLAND9-102242060-1Enter conference tourney as favorite. Thomas waxes floor inside.

Conference Breakdown: America East (1), American (3), Atlantic 10 (3), Atlantic Coast (9), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (6), Big East (7), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (7), Big West (1), Colonial (1), Conference USA (1), Horizon (1), Ivy League (1), Metro Atlantic Athletic (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Mountain West (1), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-12 (4), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (5), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (2), Western Athletic (1)