Virginia Tops NCAA Bracket in a Season Marked by Scandal

Virginia Tops NCAA Bracket in a Season Marked by Scandal

Virginia Tops NCAA Bracket in a Season Marked by Scandal

It's been an up-and-down season for the Florida State Seminoles, but will end with an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Commenator Charles Barkley made a statement that the Sooners finished 2-of-8, and that with a No. 10 seed, the committee must have initially placed them as a No. 1 seed if they were included comfortably. The Retrievers upset Vermont in the America East Conference title game Saturday 65-62 on a late 3-pointer. They present an intriguing matchup as a team that is elite at playing a similar style to UVa. The avidity for the actual tournament is still there, but casual fans don't necessarily need a long reveal show in this day and age.

The one seeds for this year's tournament are Kansas (Midwest), Xavier (West), Villanova (East) and Virginia (South). KU will play their opening round game against 16th-seeded Pennsylvania at Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena on Thursday.

If the Cavaliers take care of business in the first round, they will take on either No. 8 Creighton or No. 9 Kansas State the following Sunday.

Thirty-two of the teams in the field will have already clinched spots through conference tournament championships. Over the past five NCAA tournaments, No. 15 seeds are 2-18 in round of 64 games against No. 2s; No. 14 seeds are 5-15 against No. 3s; and No. 13s are 2-18 vs.

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As expected, the Hokies (21-11) received one of 36 at-large bids to the NCAAs tonight.

Either they can't make free throws, turn the ball over too much or allow teams to light them up from long-range.

For bubble teams, that makes the Atlantic 10 final in Washington the most important game to watch on Selection Sunday. NCAA Tournament Selection Committee Chair Bruce Rasmussen will also join Adam Zucker from CBS Studios in NY.

After a 12-1 start, which included a 109-89 win over the Cowboys on January 3, the Sooners limped to the finish line with six wins in their final 18 games. Both of those games came back in December. Yes, their best player, Bonzie Colson, missed a large portion of the season with a foot injury before returning a couple weeks ago. And not only was it good enough for a bid, it was good enough for a No. 10 seed. Even though the Sooners had lost six of eight at that point, they were still the No. 16 overall seed, based mostly on the strength of their six Q1 victories.

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