March Madness West Region Predictions: Is Xavier over rated as top seed?

Gonzga is a 4 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament

Gonzga is a 4 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament

The Tigers then were paired with Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament victor N.C. Central, another historically black school that was making its second straight appearance in Dayton for a play-in game with a new starting lineup.

Oklahoma State beat Kansas twice and had victories against Texas Tech and West Virginia. The Bulldogs are riding in a 15-game winning streak. Beilein has one of his best defensive teams ever this year, though, as the Wolverines limit opponents to 63 points a game. Then, the computer is calling another 51-49 coin flip on Gonzaga advancing to the Final Four as a no. 4 seed. That put a damper on a campaign in which head coach Bruce Pearl lit up the SEC with a relentless, three-heavy offense run by a smallball lineup born out of the school's decision to sideline sophomore frontcourt contributors Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley in the wake of the FBI's findings against former assistant coach Chuck Person.

Baylor lost four of five down the stretch to play itself out.

Last season, Gonzaga made an appearance in the national championship - the furthest they have ever gone in the NCAA Tournament.

The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the way with nine teams in the field. However, the program doesn't have a pedigree of great success in the NCAA Tournament.

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First, it will be broadcast by TBS, not CBS, the longtime network home of the tournament.

The Zags have become tournament regulars, and that means something this time of year. It still starts at 6 p.m. EDT. Most of all, they are a team that has bought into Miller's obsession with detail.

"We didn't execute in the last minute-and-a-half", Miller said. Which team will find itself moving on to San Antonio? After a regular season that featured top-five upsets on a weekly basis and left nearly every team with at least one truly head-scratching loss, chalk would qualify as a surprise outcome in this year's NCAA tournament.

"The tournament is so unique", coach Chris Mack said Sunday. Totals 25-59 13-25 68. But Davidson's only hope was to win the conference tournament - and Stephen Curry's alma mater did just that.

Penn won the Ivy League to earn an automatic bid Sunday, and so did Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference.

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