Just a few games today but the drama level remains high. Will Georgia and / or Illinois steal an at-large bid and complete improbable runs? Are Kansas and Texas playing for a #1 seed? Would an ACC tournament championship earn North Carolina the top overall seed?
Remember, the brackets will be announced on CBS at 5 pm.
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Big 10 Tournament
Wisconsin vs. Illinois 2:30 CBS
- The first team to 50 points will probably win. Wisconsin could play its way to a #2 seed in the NCAA tournament with a victory but will more likely be #3 win or lose. The Illini will be playing their fourth game in four days. Does stamina even matter if there are never transition opportunities? Enjoy Jim Nantz and Billy Packer on the call.
North Carolina vs. Clemson 12:00 ESPN
- This was supposed to be the rubber match of Duke and North Carolina. However, a tough Clemson team got in the way as the Tigers defeated the Blue Devils for the first time in 23 tries. Clemson took North Carolina to overtime and to double overtime during their two regular season meetings but came up short both times. If Clemson can shut down the UNC transition game, this one will be tight as well.
Big XII Tournament
Texas vs. Kansas 2:00 ESPN
- This is definitely becoming one of the best rivalries in college basketball. Texas defeated the Jayhawks in Austin in February but Kansas has had the upper hand in the Big XII tournament finals in each of the last two years. For Kansas to win, the Jayhawks must shut down AJ Abrams and possibly get Connor Atchley or Damion James into foul trouble. For Texas to win, the Longhorns must slow down the KU fast break, keep Sherron Collins out of the lane, and limit Darrell Arthur’s ability to grab offensive rebounds.
Arkansas vs. Georgia 2:30 ESPN2
- Is there anyone in the country not rooting for the Dawgs? Georgia will try to complete a truly improbable run from the worst record in the SEC to a conference tournament championship and trip to the NCAAs. Go Dawgs! A Georgia victory would prove to be a death blow for one bubble team.
Updated Bracketology from Joe Lunardi is up. He still has six teams from the Big XII: Kansas (1), Texas (2), OU (7), Texas A&M (6), Kansas St (9), and Baylor (11).