"I told the kids three weeks ago when we were just hoping to survive and get in the tournament that even if you just get in that First Four, if you can get by that first game it can give you an advantage", Weber said.
But that didn't happen. If they beat Michigan State, that would set up a game against #1 seed Kansas (no #1 seed has ever lost an opening NCAA game so yes, I'm putting them into the 2nd round). Jacksonville State is the No. 15 seed. Though KU has been vulnerable at nearby sites - including Kansas City, where they've lost four of the last six years in the Big 12 Tournament - their minimal travel is the biggest non-matchup storyline in the Midwest.
After a scary incident where the Wolverines' plane slipped off the runway - fortunately there were no injuries - they arrived galvanized for the Big Ten's conference tournament and then won it. MI plays five starters who can all make three-pointers and the team ranks among the top 25 in three-pointers made per game.
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And how enticing would it be if the Big 12 champion Jayhawks met fifth-seeded Iowa State, the Big 12 tournament champions with whom they split two meetings in the regular season, in the Sweet 16? UofL earned a #2 seed and will play #15 seed Jacksonville State in the NCAA 1st Round in Indianapolis.
The other No. 1 seeds project to be familiar faces, too: ACC champ Notre Dame, SEC champ SC and Baylor, which won the Big 12 regular-season title but then ran into the aforementioned Morgantown Express in the league final. I had Notre Dame a 4 and Purdue a 5. So do not pick Louisville blindly. "They're just going to have to realize", Izzo said. This is not one of Izzo's better teams: too young, too small, too injured. The Gophers are the No. 5 seed in the South. I like the fact that we are only a one time zone difference instead of going somewhere where we are two or three. Iona coach Tim Cluess gave him a second chance and he has taken full advantage of it. Washington plays with a lot of emotion and it can get the better of him, but he is the ideal forward for Iona's high-scoring offense with the ability to score inside and also run the floor.
According to ESPN on Sunday morning, MSU ranks 10th in strength of schedule and 49th in RPI. Drumwright was named tournament MVP, while Tucker also made the all-tournament team.
Louisville is where the MI story comes to an end. The guy sitting next to me, Kamari Murphy, is as good a defensive player as I've ever coached. Its only significant win away from home came against Wichita State (No. 29, RPI) in the Battle 4 Atlantis on November 24, although the Shockers were outside the Top-50 at the time.
All time, Miami has posted an 8-8 mark in tournament play and a 4-2 record under Larrañaga.
The Jayhawks are the top seed in the Midwest Regional and will play their first-round game Friday in Tulsa against No. 16 seed North Carolina Central or UC Davis. They were blown out by Nova in the Big East final. No. 11 Rhode Island was a consensus top-25 team in preseason before struggling through most of the regular season due to injuries, but it got whole again in time to roll through the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament. Jawun Evans, the best scoring point guard in country, leads the nation's eighth highest-scoring offense (85.5 points per game). Tucker (11.3 ppg), Durham (11.1 ppg) and Norbertas Giga (10.4 ppg) also score in double figures.
The Jaguars are shooting 45.7 percent overall and 37.2 from 3-point range.
Most of those assets are draft picks and they are banking on some of them becoming good National Football League players. If the Browns can't find a trade partner for Osweiler , they can cut him and owe him nothing besides his 2017 salary.
The announcement came after HBO made Game of Thrones fans literally watch a block of ice melt which concealed the premiere date. After the confusion, the show eventually released a teaser trailer revealing that the show will return on July 16 .
Intelligence agencies have been cooperating to find the "person of interest", who detectives believe could help solve this case. The man is understood to have given a witness statement two days after Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershire, vanished.
These shows will feature highlights and analysts from around the League and a preview of the day's upcoming matches. The first MLS match to be streamed on Facebook will be Atlanta United hosting the Chicago Fire on March 18.
In today's game, Barnes pinpointed the defense by Georgia and the lack of production from Williams as the issues with the scoring. And from that point, we were really scrambling to try to get the ball where we wanted it and doing something with it.
The kingdom, the world's biggest oil exporter, had long refused to cut output under veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi. United States drillers boosted the rig count by eight to 617 last week, according to data Friday from Baker Hughes.
The series will follow super-smart 9-year-old Sheldon and his family as he attends high school in East Texas. The new project is a prequel spin-off of the network's juggernaut comedy series, The Big Bang Theory.
Numerous mass graves date back to ISIS's initial occupation of territory in Iraq near major cities like Tikrit, Sinjar, and Mosul. The operation is part of a larger military offensive to liberate Mosul from IS, which overran the city in 2014.
Real Madrid vice president Emilio Butragueno added: "We are fully aware of how passionate people are about futbol here in Miami". A Friday press conference on Miami Beach will announce the game and events surrounding it.
Forecasters say to expect rainy, windy conditions throughout the mid-valley on Saturday , with highs around 55. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Mr Rutte warned in a statement that the Turkish threat of sanctions made "the search for a reasonable solution impossible". The Dutch government said it did not want Turkish politicians campaigning among Turkish emigres in the Netherlands.
Gordmans files for bankruptcy, will close all stores
Gordmans' potential fate is part of a national trend of retailers struggling as foot traffic in malls continues to decline. He was later joined by Dan Gordman, a former Bloomingdales executive who eventually married Richman's daughter Esther.
Commonwealth Games: Durban will not host in 2022
Durban was awarded the Games in 2015, after preferred option Edmonton, in Canada, pulled out after local opposition. Durban 2022 would have been the first staging of the Commonwealth Games in Africa.
Briton sentenced to six years for killing Bali policeman
The family of the slain officer, who was found dead with 42 wounds to his body, told the ABC it is now a matter for authorities. During the trial, his girlfriend, Sara Connor , who faced the same charge, said she wasn't an active participant in the attack.
Andromeda launch trailer drops out of orbit
The release of Mass Effect: Andromeda is only two weeks away, and every day, EA and BioWare tease something new about the game. The demo showcases oodles of never-before-seen gameplay with the focus being the Loyalty Mission for Liam Kosta .
Texas Southern opens NCAA tourney vs. North Carolina
UNC's opponent enters the tournament after going 16-2 in the SWAC conference on their way to a 23-11 overall record. If history is any indicator, there will nearly certainly be some ACC flavor in town for the NCAA Tournament .
E-mail threat forces JCC to close
The DeWitt center was put on lockdown for some time while police investigated a non-specific threat of violence. Similar threats have been called in today in Wisconsin, New York and California.
Hadwin grabs four-shot lead at Valspar
Cantlay came up short into the bunker, blasted out 15 feet short and missed the par putt. Hadwin shot an even-par round in the final round to finish the tournament at 14 under.
Kane Sustains Injury In FA Cup Match
That'd be, obviously, the worst-case scenario, but it's way too early to make that kind of 1:1 correlation. One of our best performances was against Manchester City [2-0 victory in October] and he was the striker.
The sudden death of Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin
He spent over 40 years in the diplomatic service and headed the Russian Mission to the United Nations for more than a decade. The medical examiner investigates deaths that occur by criminal violence, accident or suicide or when the death is sudden.
Court Ousts South Korean President Park Geun-hye
Outside South Korea's Constitutional Court Friday morning, thousands of South Koreans crammed onto the street to await the ruling. A leftish government might well re-open the industrial complex just inside North Korea, but with South Korean firms and managers.
Klopp insists his plan B is to make plan A better
It's certainly good for myself and the staff to realise that we do work with these players and they do develop and improve. Klopp admitted he has held talks with the striker in a bid to help the Belgium global get back to his best form.