Selection show: The 68 tourney teams revealed in the 1st 10 minutes

Selection show: The 68 tourney teams revealed in the 1st 10 minutes

Selection show: The 68 tourney teams revealed in the 1st 10 minutes

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Check out the current odds on the top 6 choices to win the 2018 NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. There was even talk about bringing other college basketball teams in for a scrimmage to stay sharp.

WKU Hilltoppers - The Hilltoppers are getting ready to play in this week's Conference USA Tournament in Frisco, Tx. Farrell missed the first game with a bad ankle. The second option is an at-large bid. If Kentucky has multiple weapons rolling then they could easily make a run and win this event. Colson will be motivated to take them there.

The Tigers lost seven of their last eight pre-tournament games and entered the Big Eight tournament with a 16-13 record overall and 5-9 in conference play.

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The Wolfpack would then go on to win the NCAA Championship as well by beating top-seeded University of Houston; a team that was on a 26-game winning streak and led by future Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. It's put-up or shut-up time for him. He's in the clear for now, though, and don't be surprised if he turns it around and posts a series of dominant performances in the Pac-12 tournament. Junior center Tyler Davis (14.7 points, 8.7 rebounds per game) has been Texas A&M's go-to guy on offense. Revenge isn't just a dish best served cold; it's also tasty in conference tournaments. Ayton may well respond with more big performances. That means their first game is against No. 4 seed Creighton.

That's the trade-off the conference had to make to play its tournament at Madison Square Garden for the first time. But if you're looking for advice in how to do well in your pool, we asked Tribune's two college hoops reporters to give us their takes.

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They entered the Big East tournament as the sixth seed, and in the semifinals, they shocked No. 3 CT with a 69-67 win.

Eighth-ranked Purdue (28-5), the third seed, won its only Big Ten Tournament championship in 2009. It may well require a tournament victory to seal that.

Cincinnati (27-4) won the league title on the final day of the regular season by edging Wichita State (24-6) by one point on the road, its first outright conference championship since 2002, when it was in Conference USA. Viewers won't know the matchups or when or where the teams are playing until later - "within the first hour", Bryant said. Even in those losses, Sexton was fairly effective and averaged 17.8 points per game.

Despite losing nine games this season, North Carolina is risky.

Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges and Villanova hopped over Xavier to reach No. 2 in Monday's poll, though Trevon Bluiett and the No. 3 Musketeers are the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament. Bluiett, a senior, was a big reason why.

This is the time for the rest of the games of the tournament to unfold. Vanderbilt has averaged 7.9 rebounds and 5.9 points since making his debut against SC in January. That includes back-to-back 40-point games at the beginning of February.

With Michigan State's stumble in the Big Ten tournament, it looked like Xavier was set to move up a spot to No. 2 behind Virginia after winning the Big East regular-season race outright.

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