Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Projecting the men's NCAA Tournament field

Selection Sunday is one day away. Here are Times staff writer Brian Landman's best guesses at who will make the field of 65.

Automatic berths (31)

Binghamton America East

TempleAtlantic 10

North Carolina ACC

East Tenn. St. * Atlantic Sun

Missouri Big 12

Louisville Big East

Portland St. * Big Sky

Radford * Big South

Michigan St.Big Ten

Cal St. Northridge Big West

VCU * Colonial

Memphis C-USA

Cleveland St. * Horizon

Cornell * Ivy

Siena * Metro Atlantic

Buffalo Mid-American

Morgan St.MEAC

Northern Iowa * Mo. Valley

Utah Mountain West

Robert Morris * Northeast

Morehead St. * Ohio Valley

Arizona St.Pac-10

American * Patriot

LSU SEC

Chattanooga * Southern

Stephen F. Austin Southland

Alabama St.SWAC

North Dakota St. * Summit

Western Ky. * Sun Belt

Gonzaga * West Coast

Utah St.WAC

* Already earned berth

At-large berths (34)

Atlantic 10 (2): Dayton, Xavier

ACC (6): Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, Wake Forest

Big 12 (5): Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M

Big East (6): Connecticut, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia

Big Ten (7): Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State, Purdue, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Horizon (1): Butler

Mountain West (2): BYU, San Diego State

Pac-10 (3): California, UCLA, Washington

SEC (1): Tennessee

West Coast (1): Saint Mary's

Last four in

Maryland

Ohio State

Saint Mary's

San Diego State

Last four out

Creighton

Florida

Providence

UNLV

Selection Sunday

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

TV: Ch. 10

Projecting the men's NCAA Tournament field 03/06/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 14, 2009 8:40pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs-Bills journal: Breakout game for Bucs tight end O.J. Howard

    Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — It's obscured by the final score and a disappointing loss, but Bucs rookie tight end O.J. Howard had a breakout game Sunday, exceeding his season totals for catches and touchdowns in one afternoon.

    Bucs tight end O.J. Howard (80) celebrates a touchdown catch with quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  2. Vladislav Namestnikov is Lightning's top-line 'secret'

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Nikita Kucherov is piling up the goals. Steven Stamkos is an assist machine. They make for an impressive pairing in a league that favors scoring pairs over the more traditional three-player scoring lines.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) reacts after scoring during the third period of the game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
  3. Ex-Lightning forward Brian Boyle returns to practice after cancer diagnosis

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — Brian Boyle, diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia last month, was back on the ice with his Devils teammates Sunday after getting cleared to practice for the first time since his diagnosis.

    Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team's doctor says can be treated with medication, the Devils announced Tuesday. [AP photo]
  4. Bucs-Bills report card: Grading the Bucs' 30-27 loss at Buffalo

    Bucs

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Hard to believe, but this was only the second time in their history that the Bucs played a regular-season game in Buffalo. After Sunday loss, they wouldn't mind going another 40 years without playing here again.

    Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter, seen during the first half, had a heck of a day calling plays, Tom Jones writes. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  5. Bucs-Bills: Social media reactions to the Bucs' 30-27 loss

    Bucs

    Here's a sampling of reactions from the media and fans to the Bucs' 30-27 loss Sunday at Buffalo:

    Buffalo Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka (4) is mobbed by teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]