Published: Mon, March 13, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

A look at postseason tournament hopes for state teams

A look at postseason tournament hopes for state teams

If you're not keen on flipping through channels, NCAA.com will live stream all events on a page called NCAA March Madness Live. Syracuse was 1-4 against the top four seeds in the ACC Tournament with an average margin of defeat of nearly 15 points.

The field for the 2017 NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. on the CBS Selection Sunday Show.

As of Saturday, nine No. 1 seeds (out of 32 conference tournaments) lost before the final round.

The First Four will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday with the first round beginning on Thursday and Friday.

Those who lazily declare there is no difference between a No. 1 seed are paying no attention either to the numbers, nor to anecdotal history. It's a bit surprising that UNC hung on to a No. 1 after losing twice to Duke, but it probably suggests the selection committee loved the Heels all along.

Before we get started, let me just say that I know we don't have much of a leg to stand on since the Hoyas were real bad and haven't sniffed a bubble since January or the tournament in two years. Kentucky can win its third straight SEC tournament when it clashes with Arkansas (1 ET, ESPN) while scorching-hot MI will battle Wisconsin for the Big Ten crown (3 ET, CBS).

Louisville is the No. 2 seed in the Midwest, and OR is the 3.

Syracuse softball's Sydney O'Hara tied an NCAA single-game record by hitting four home runs in a victory against North Carolina State this weekend.

There are so many ways that you can own a piece of the game that just filling out a bracket from the newspaper just seems so outdated these days. Three of the "similar" teams had to play in Dayton (South Florida 2012, Tennessee 2014, NC State 2014).

Numerous other bubble teams are yet to play (and likely lose an early round game) in their conference tournaments.

But, results like Kansas State winning make them more likely to drop out. Despite Kansas State previously taking down No. 9 Baylor in the Big 12 Quarterfinals, the Wildcats remain squarely on the bubble with Syracuse, according to most bracketologists.

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