Bracket Brad's Big Board

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11. ACC12-6Florida St.'s extreme length and hot shooting bounced UVA. Not moving.
2. WCC21-1Tested for the first time in months by St. Mary's. Positive development.
3. ACC16-3In No. 1 seed conversation. How will SC weigh Zion absence, Gonz loss?

4. BTEN14-5Pulled off the three-peat against rival Michigan. Most Quad 1 wins.

25. ACC9-10Breathtaking back-and-forth with Duke but fell short by 1. Title contender.
6. SEC12-7Williams, Admiral a fericious one-two punch. Bone key cog for deep run.

7. SEC15-4Coughed up late lead against rival Vols. Washington beasted, but a No. 2.
8. BTEN11-8Wolverines' lockdown defense tossed water on Iowa's hot outside shooting.
39. SEC15-4Won SEC title outright; Smart back, but will Wade controversy punish it?
10. AAC15-4Nearly surrendered double-figure lead to Memphis. Top-20 in D efficiency.

11. BTEN11-9Co-champs in B1G fall to a plus-sized Minnesota team. Should be a 3.
12. BIG1212-7Wakeup call against West Virginia. 1.00 points/possession old wound.
413. ACC17-2'Noles have lost one game since January 22. Mighty UVA latest victim.
14. BIG128-11Absolutely crucial for Wade to return. Have experience, D, but need his O.
15. BIG1216-3McCormack, Dotson, Grimes stepping up. Limitations aside, some upside.

16. BTEN12-8Could not overcome early offensive drought vs. MSU. Threat due to D.
517. ACC14-6Sleeping. If Justin Robinson can return for tourney, dangerous. Rain 3s.
18. BIGE16-3Topped scrappy Xavier in OT. Booth, Paschall vital for deep NCAAT run.

19. BIGE14-6Win/loss agaisnt Seton Hall didn't matter. What does? Howard's wrist.
20. SEC12-7Frigid outside shooting in loss to Tennessee. Finish 8-6 vs. Quad 1s.
621. BIG129-10Remarkable turnaround after late-season stumble. What version shows?
22. MAC13-7Quietly one of most balanced teams in nation -- top 30 in off/def efficency.

23. SEC17-2Caught fire from three over past three weeks. Shoot 37.9% on year.
24. BTEN15-4Youthful inconsistence, but balanced. Rugged top-10 SOS has it prepared.
725. MWC13-8Where on earth does the SC seed them? 100+ SOS; 2 Q1 Ws, 2 Q3 Ls.
26. SOUTH13-8Terriers sunk their teeth into UNCG late. Those on the bubble exuberant.

27. AAC12-7Speed, athleticism and versatility of Houston too much. Rematch on docket.
28. ACC17-3Stood ground on the glass against UNC, but offensive woes resurfaced.
829. AAC11-8Sniped by hungry Temple team on the road. Dawkins with 36 pts, 11 rebs.
30. MWC16-6Queta/Merrill one of best inside/outside combos most are unfamiliar with.

31. BIGE15-4Microwave Myles Powell continued his torrid shooting -- 22 pts vs. Marq.
32. BIG1213-6Snake bit by West Virginia in B12 conf tourney. Pitfall of erratic team.
933. SEC10-9On wrong side in five of last seven. Must find three-point range in NCAAT.
34. BTEN14-5Transparent defense on display against Michigan. 300+ non-conf SOS. 10?
35. BTEN11-8Alleviated all questions about at-large worthiness with Penn St. victory.
36. ACC13-7Zion saw sliced Syracuse in two. Howard's 28 points overshadowed.
1037. BIG1217-1Ramrodded by Iowa St. Hit respectable 43.1 FG%, but lost by 17.
38. A1015-5Definite at-large considering No. 2 non-conf SOS and top-40 SOS overall.
39. PAC1212-9Snapped out of offensive funk against USC, Col. Don't snooze on 'em.
40. SEC12-7Nembhard mauled at end of game agaisnt Auburn. No call. No need to sweat.
1141. WCC18-4Shocker special against Gonzaga. Executed calculated game plan perfectly.

42. BTEN12-7Fought to bitter end against MSU, but fell short. Wesson must avoid whistles.
43. PAC1216-4Rather amazing entrance to NCAAT without Bol Bol. D, stiffling.

44. BIG1213-6Minted as No. 10 or No. 11 seed despite hiccup against Kansas St.
45. BIGE13-8Slammed by Marquette. Five Quadrant 1 victories should have Ponds IN.
1246. AAC10-9Tossed from AAC tourney by emerging Wichita St. Shizz should still dance.
47. PAC1212-7Backdoor way into the field due to top-60 SOS and 11 Quad 1/2 wins.
48. OVC15-5Magnificent Morant delivered against Belmont. Tallied 6th 30-point game.

49. WAC15-6Pound the paint -- Aggies top-10 nationally in offensive/defensive reb%.

50. ASUN19-3First year in the A-Sun and the Flames blaze trail to NCAAT. Upside aplenty.

1351. CAA11-10Pusic is a problem for just about any defender -- long, versatile, burns nets.

52. IVY14-4Tops in eFG% offense and defense in the Smarty Pants league.

53. AEAST15-6Exacted revenge on UMBC from regular season with convincing ticket punch.

54. CUSA8-13Quality wins vs. VCU and at Syracuse in non-conf. Monarch stingy on D.

1455. SBELT14-7Always entertaining Ron Hunter back in the Dance? He and Simonds close.

56. A1014-5Lockdown on defense though free throw woes will lead to undoing.

57. BIGW12-9Hard to score on Jones/Galloway inside. Why Irvine ranks No. 2 in 2PT% D.

58. HORIZ14-7Norse drowned Wright St. with 12 threes. Outside sizzle could scare favorite.

1559. BSKY11-9Grizz the fourth-oldest team in NCAAB. Akoh, Rorie familiar with posteason.

60. MVC14-7Historic comeback win against UNI for first auto-MVC bid since 1988.

61. PAT16-5Raiders rank top-20 in nation in EFG% offense and 3PT%. Snipers.

62. SLAND11-8Thought pint-sized the Wildcats dig in on D. Force TO close to 23% of time.

1663. BSOU7-12What March is all about ... Runnin' Bulldogs in tourney for first time ever.

64. SUMM14-7Bombs away is the M.O. of the Bison. Over 48% of shots from three.

65. MAAC5-9Pulled away from inferior Monmouth with 19-2 run. No. 1 team in MAAC in off. eff.

66. MEAC8-12Back in dance for third time since '14. Snag an offensive board 34% of time.

67. NEC4-15Bishop with the check mate in the NEC tourney finale -- 20 pts, 11 rebs.

68. SWAC9-10Classic SWAC team - Start 1-11. Go unblemished in conf. play. Currently 11-1.

Conference Breakdown: America East (1), American (4), Atlantic 10 (2), Atlantic Coast (7), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (7), Big East (4), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (8), Big West (1), Colonial (1), Conference USA (1), Horizon (1), Ivy League (1), Metro Atlantic Athletic (1), Mid-American (1), Mid-Eastern (1), Missouri Valley (1), Mountain West (2), Northeast (1), Ohio Valley (1), Pac-12 (3), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (7), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (2), Western Athletic (1)