BracketBot: February 26, 2019

Seed List:

1: Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga, Michigan State
2: Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan
3: Houston, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Marquette
4: Purdue, LSU, Iowa State, Florida State
5: Nevada, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin
6: Buffalo, Mississippi State, Louisville, Kansas State
7: Cincinnati, Auburn, Villanova, Iowa
8: Washington, Texas, Syracuse, Baylor
9: VCU, Oklahoma, TCU, St John’s
10: UCF, Arizona State, Wofford, Ole Miss
11: Florida, Ohio State, Seton Hall, Minnesota
12: St Mary’s, Alabama, NC State, Temple, New Mexico State, Old Dominion
13: Lipscomb, UC Irvine, Hofstra, Vermont
14: Murray State, Yale, South Dakota State, Georgia Southern
15: Loyola IL, Bucknell, N Kentucky, Montana
16: Radford, Abilene Christian, Texas Southern, Rider, Fairleigh Dickinson, Norfolk State

NC State is back in after their comfortable win over Wake Forest – while it was a five-point game early in the second half, NCSU was never in too much real danger there. They push out idle Utah State, who have their biggest opportunity of the season this Saturday as they host Nevada. Looks like it will be a near-coin flip (BracketBot sees USU with a 43% chance to win), so if the Aggies can get that signature win I think they’d probably find themselves in the tournament.

That’s the only change to the composition of the bracket, though the jockeying for that final #1 seed continues. Michigan State’s win over Michigan pushes them back above Kentucky.

Last Four Byes: Florida, Ohio State, Seton Hall, Minnesota
Last Four In: St Mary’s, Alabama, NC State, Temple
First Four Out: Utah State, Clemson, Butler, Nebraska
Next Four Out: Creighton, Indiana, Belmont, Davidson

Bids by Conference:
Big XII/Big Ten/ACC/SEC 8, Big East/AAC 4, Pac-12/WCC 2

Full bracket:

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