Sunday, March 15, 2015

Selection Sunday - What Is Left To Do

Can UConn steal a bid from a bubble team?

Today is Selection Sunday when we finally get to see the 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket.  Still, there is some unfinished business left to do.  So what's on tap before we see the brackets tonight?

Also see:
*Who Gets The No. 1 Seeds
*Latest Bubble Watch

1-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP:  This is the most important game of the day.  If UConn beats SMU for the AAC title, the Huskies win an automatic bid in the tournament and knock one of those bubble teams out of the dance.  So this is a game fans of Indiana, LSU, Texas, Boise State, Temple, Ole Miss, UCLA and several other schools are going to be watching very closely.

2-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP:  This will get the most eyes on it.  A Kentucky win means they will be 34-0 heading into the NCAA tournament and attempting to be the first undefeated team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers.  A loss would be an epic news story, as well, but wouldn't really shake the foundation of the actual bracket.  Kentucky will still be the No. 1 overall seed and Arkansas may move up to be a 3 or 4 seed.

3-BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP:  Both Wisconsin and Michigan State are firmly in the field.  But a Wisconsin win could likely put them as a No. 1 seed.  They would have won both the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles which would hold some weight over teams like Duke and Virginia.

4-SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP:  Okay, it isn't a big-time game like pretty much anything on this list, but aside from UConn, these two are the only teams playing today that must win to get into the tournament.  Georgia Southern and Georgia State have been solid all season long and could be a Cinderella once they get in.

5-ATLANTIC TEN CHAMPIONSHIP:  Both VCU and Dayton are in the dance.  Only seeding could matter here, and I don't think it will very much.

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