As basketball enthusiasts know, the ability to win games on the opposing team’s home court is a key factor that separates good teams from potentially great ones. In a recent bracketology update, Arizona has been projected as a No. 1 seed, replacing Tennessee who held this position after winning overtime against Utah before falling in blowout fashion against Colorado. This victory put an end to Tennessee’s short-lived reign as a No. 1 seed in the top line of the bracket.
In other changes, Clemson and Virginia are moving upwards while Wisconsin and Kentucky are heading downwards. Additionally, there is a possibility of six-bid Mountain West Conference. The “last four in” slots include Mississippi and Utah, with Nebraska and Nevada also being among the contenders. Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Villanova, and Wake Forest are currently listed as “first four out,” while Colorado, Seton Hall, St John’s, and Providence make up the “next four out” group.
The NCAA tournament will feature “bubble games” in the coming week leading up to Selection Sunday. Some of these games include Marquette at Butler, Iowa State at Cincinnati, St John’s at Providence, LSU at Florida, Mississippi at Kentucky and New Mexico at Nevada on February 14th while Xavier at Seton Hall takes place on February 15th along with Northwestern at Rutgers and Colorado at UCLA on February 15th. These games will take place at different times throughout the week and all times mentioned above are in Eastern Time.