Bracket Brad's Big Board

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11. ACC31-3613-1Underestimate UVA for "boring" offense and you'll be sorry.

2. BIGE36-41117-3Had to fend off pack of junkyard dogs from Prov. Toughness builder.

3. BIG1231-8214-3Even extremely thin up front, took down OSU, Kansas State, WVU.

4. BIGE29-6128-4Untimely downfall to Providence swings open door to be leapfrogged.
25. ACC26-11112-7Obscene amount of Quad 1 wins, but staunchly on No. 2 line.
6. ACC29-8169-4Charged hard until the end against UNC but couldn't overcome deficit.
7. BTEN30-7406-6Horrid ball screen defense against Michigan reason for undoing.
8. AAC31-5455-5Bearcats allow an incredible 0.86 pts/poss -- second-lowest in CBB.

39. BTEN30-5852-5Dreams of a No. 1 seed dashed by rival Michigan. Tough draw for 1.
10. SEC26-9186-8Scored an off-the-charts 1.52 points/possession in W against Ark.
11. BTEN33-8568-5Exceptional on D, space brilliantly, create mismatches ... Title contender.

12. SEC26-8477-6D ravaged in second half by Sexton, 'Bama. Avoid in bracket pools.
413. BIG1226-11378-8Grinded out tough win against Texas Tech. Recorded Q1 win No. 8.
14. WCC32-51254-3Balanced approach, solid in all spots, Bulldogs are close to complete.

15. PAC1227-8515-3Ayton with 22 double-doubles on year. Should be No. 1 in NBA Draft.

16. BIG1227-10528-6Elite defensive team. Red Raiders rank No. 4 in adjusted D efficiency.
517. AAC25-8293-4Completely different complex from other teams -- more O, less D.
18. ACC25-10137-6Fought until the last chapter agaisnt UVA. Totaled only 0.89 pts/poss.
19. SEC26-11410-9If threes are dropping, Wildcats have athleticism and D chops to run.

20. BTEN25-9304-6Penn St. has the Buckeyes' number. Beat on glass, at the FT line.
621. SEC21-132410-7Trampled by Hogs in SEC semis, but 10 Quad 1 Ws say No. 5 or 6.
22. ACC22-10503-7Leaning on zone looks has sparked 'Canes. Won four of last five.
23. AAC27-8725-4Rob Gray's final performance on home floor -- 30 points vs. UConn.
24. SEC23-12357-9Rainmaking Razorbacks can really light it up from outside -- 40%.
725. BIG1221-12103-8Offense, interior presence of Brodziansky, smooth passing pluses.
26. ACC21-12646-6Quality Ws of high variety -- Ariz, Duke, Clemson, at UNC, at Syra.
27. SEC22-13710-10T.J. Starks brilliant down stretch, but fell short against Alabama.
28. ACC21-12714-9Eliminated by desperate ND. Sharpshooting from outside still lethal.
829. A1026-8595-7Eased minds of bubble residents, for now, with win over VCU.
30. BIGE22-12237-8Carrington showed prizefighter guts in waning moments vs. Butler.
31. BIGE21-12535-8Missed wide open three in overtime. Fell to Providence. Likely 8-9.
32. MWC29-8615-3Mountain West champs smacked down by SDSU. Depth an issue.
933. SEC20-1638-9Ran out of gas without Hall against emerging Kentucky. No doubt IN.
34. BIGE21-1486-10Blue collared Friars erased all doubts about at-large with Xavier win.
35. SEC20-13345-6Porter Jr. back in action, but bitten by Dawgs. Must meld quickly.
36. ACC23-12769-7Perimeter defense ranks dead last in ACC. Evident in Louis loss.
1037. BIG1218-14266-7Terrible down stretch, but Quad 1 wins in Dec/Jan matter to Committee.
38. A1026-8895-5Adams, Mobley scorch from all points on the floor. If D can improve ...
39. BIGE21-14216-10Not even remotely competitive against superior Villanova in semis.
40. PAC1221-12484-5Divisive team in bracket community, but KY, at Ari, at USC Ws enough.
1141. MVC32-61274-2Likely March Cinderella shoots 42.1% from three; top-50 in D eff.

42. A1021-12844-7Fundamentally sound Wildcats peaking at the right time. Watch out.

43. BIG1225-12655-10Conquered TCU in a thriller. Fourth Quad 1 W. All doubt, adios.
44. PAC1224-12392-7Resume drastically improved down stretch. Trojans exhibit four Quad 1 Ws.
45. BIG1219-15207-10Bamba played limited minutes in L vs. Tech. Vital he's healthy for NCAAT.
46. PAC1220-12754-3D simply abhorrent. Victories over Kansas, Xavier eons ago. No lock.
1247. MWC22-111014-3Come for behind pay-day against New Mex. Pope/Kell rock solid combo.

48. MAC27-9831-6Sharpshooting Bulls can light up the scoreboard netting 1.15 pts/poss.

49. WAC28-61662-3Handled business in weak WAC and out. Danced officially with auto.

50. SUMM28-71611-3Ineffective on D, but Daum is a superstar. Have shooters to pull upset.

1351. OVC26-61930-3Balanced Racers first to earn at-large. Top-25 in eFG% off./def.

52. SOUTH27-82060-2Put slumping ETSU out of its misery. Dancing for third time ever.

53. CAA26-81990-3Make opponents pay at the line. Dancing for first time this century.

54. CUSA25-111654-4Herd took advantage of MTSU's ousting and eliminated WKU for auto.

1455. BSKY26-82490-1Grizzlies one of the rare mid-majors that dominated start to finish.

56. PAT25-102160-3Fear the Buck? Played 35th-toughest non-conf schedule. Dangerous.

57. HORIZ25-102380-4Raiders plunder the opposition on defense. Top-50 in several categories.

58. SBELT21-131600-2Bounced Lafayette from Sun Belt. D-minded UTA probably team to beat.

1559. SLAND28-73290-2Punched ticket for another NCAAT appearance. No. 1 in TO% D in country.

60. ASUN23-102320-4Slick shooting dismantled FGCU ... for a half. Bigger than most smalls.

61. MAAC20-141610-3Gaels can really fire from three (38.9%), but woefully undersized.

62. IVY24-92780-2Quakers no pacifists on defense giving up 0.97 pts/poss on year.

1663. AEAST25-112441-1Retrievers earned their biscuits, invaded Vermont and pulled upset.

64. BSOU23-132490-3Totally Radical -- Jones' buzzer-beating three has Highlanders dancing.

65. BIGW20-122110-3Ced Ceballos U is in the NCAA Tournament for second time ever.

66. MEAC19-163500-0Tough, rebounding-heavy Eagles soar into the field after improbale run.

67. NEC18-173150-0Blackbirds shocked Wagner on the road to steal a bid. Very undersized.

68. SWAC16-202930-7Mike Davis, once again, has the Jaguars in the NCAAT; 4th time since '18.

Conference Breakdown: America East (1), American (3), Atlantic 10 (3), Atlantic Coast (8), Atlantic Sun (1), Big 12 (7), Big East (6), Big Sky (1), Big South (1), Big Ten (4), 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 (4), Patriot League (1), Southeastern (8), Southern (1), Southland (1), Southwestern Athletic (1), Summit (1), Sun Belt (1), West Coast (1), Western Athletic (1)