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Projecting the NCAA Tournament field

Selection Sunday is just 15 days away. These are Times staff writer Brian Landman's best guesses at who will make the field of 65.

Automatic berths (31)

Binghamton America East

Xavier Atlantic 10

North Carolina ACC

Jacksonville Atlantic Sun

Oklahoma Big 12

Pittsburgh Big East

Weber State Big Sky

Radford Big South

Michigan State Big Ten

Cal State Northridge Big West

Va. CommonwealthColonial

Memphis Conference USA

Butler Horizon League

Cornell Ivy League

Siena Metro Atlantic

Buffalo Mid-American

Morgan State MEAC

Creighton Missouri Valley

Utah Mountain West

Robert Morris Northeast

Tennessee-Martin Ohio Valley

UCLA Pac-10

American Patriot League

Kentucky SEC

Davidson Southern

Stephen F. Austin Southland

Alabama State SWAC

North Dakota StateSummit

Western Kentucky Sun Belt

Gonzaga West Coast

Utah State Western Athletic

At-large berths (34)

Atlantic 10 (2): Dayton, Temple

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

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

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

Big Ten (5): Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio State

Mountain West (2): BYU, UNLV

Pac-10 (4): Washington, Arizona State, California, Arizona

SEC (3): LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina

West Coast (1): Saint Mary's

Last four in

Boston College

Saint Mary's


South Carolina

Last four out



Virginia Tech


Bracket-shaping games

No. 7 Duke at Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m. today, Ch. 28: The Hokies stayed alive for an at-large bid with a huge road win at No. 12 Clemson on Wednesday and can boost their status even more today.

Tennessee at Florida, 2 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 10: The Gators are desperate for a strong finish, and some W's against NCAA Tournament-bound teams … such as the Volunteers.

Projecting the NCAA Tournament field 02/27/09 [Last modified: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:18pm]
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