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A look into the 2018 Men's basketball SEC Tournament with predictions

UNC-Greensboro players with the Southern Conference championship trophy.
H. Scott Hoffmann  News & Record UNC-Greensboro players with the Southern Conference championship trophy. H. Scott Hoffmann News & Record
Melody Ballard | 10 March, 2018, 00:53

Not only does March, most importantly, bring the Madness of the college basketball conference and NCAA tournaments, but nearly every college and pro sport that I keep up with is competing.

The only remaining question is, where will UM play next week in the NCAA tournament?

Last season's unlikely run to the tournament championship by Michigan was as an eighth seed and it started with a harrowing plane accident near Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The news of the announcement of all 68 teams up-front was met with a lot of skepticism by fans on social media.

In September, the Justice Department arrested 10 people, including four assistant coaches from Arizona, Southern California, Auburn and Oklahoma State.

It would be fair to say that the tail-end of Ayton's regular season was a bit distraction-filled. Head coach Rick Pitino guided Louisville to the 2013 NCAA championship but was sacked a year ago in the aftermath of an FBI investigation into a bribery scandal.

Villanova and Xavier exchanged barbs during Big East play, but both stood out among the rest of the conference leaders.

"If they're a 4 (seed), they're probably going out west", CBS Sports bracketologist Jerry Palm said. Already a unsafe team in their first season under head coach Cuonzo Martin, the Tigers could get a major boost if freshman Michael Porter Jr. returns to the rotation.

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The power conferences tend to produce the bulk of the 68-team field by grabbing most of the at-large berths in addition to automatic bids. After winning their record-setting, 14th straight regular-season title, the Jayhawks silenced any early-season doubt and proved that their chances for a national title are as alive as ever.

Kentucky Wildcats - The Wildcats are getting ready to play in this week's SEC Tournament in St. Louis, Mo.

Since that 1979 title, Tennessee has advanced as far as the championship game only twice - an 89-69 loss to Alabama in 1991 and a 64-61 loss to Mississippi State in 2009.

"We'll take a couple of days off, we'll practice for a couple of days and then take another day off, " said Painter following Purdue's 75-66 loss to MI in the Big Ten title game in Madison Square Garden. Led by star guard Miles Bridges, the Spartans knocked off North Carolina, Notre Dame and Purdue en route to a conference regular-season title.

The nice thing for MI basketball is it can just sit back and enjoy its second consecutive Big Ten tournament championship this week.

Another high-profile team at the end of an up-and-down season is the Duke Blue Devils. But the Midwest and East are loaded with highly-ranked teams, meaning someone will be left out. However, every year, there has been one team that we select that the Committee does not. The team plane skidded off a run after takeoff was aborted. That could make for some last-minute adjustments by the selection committee if an upstart makes the final, but that's not likely this season based on the superiority of the AAC's three surefire NCAA tourney teams. After early losses to Tennessee and Western Kentucky, the Boilermakers won 19 straight games that included wins against Arizona and MI. Right now, it seems plain that the Wolverines are the best team in the Big Ten.

Despite losing nine games this season, North Carolina is unsafe. Several other teams have already claimed their spot in the tournament by winning their conference championship, including the Lipscomb Bisons from the Atlantic Sun conference, the Radford Highlanders from the Big South conference, the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers from the Missouri Valley conference and the Murray State Racers from the Ohio Valley conference. After two losses at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, Purdue has managed 19 consecutive wins and ranks very highly in offensive and defensive efficiency. 2018 is another year that the sports network will be delivering a printable NCAA Tournament bracket that is free in a variety of formats to include PDF image, and online.

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