Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Joe Lunardi's latest Bracketology update
There weren't many games Tuesday night, but there were plenty of consequential results. Here's a late-night update from the Bracketologist:
Michigan State drops off top line with loss at Indiana, replaced by Duke.
UConn stays in field despite loss at Providence, but has fallen to No. 44 overall on the S-Curve ("Last Eight In").
Xavier falls out of field after loss at Saint Louis, replaced by South Florida.
Montana replaces Weber State as regular-season Big Sky champ.
TOP SEED PAIRINGS
SOUTH/Kentucky vs. WEST/Duke (1 vs. 4)
EAST/Syracuse vs. MIDWEST/Kansas (2 vs. 3)
Last Four In Miami
First Four Out Xavier
Next Four Out Oregon
Also considered: Illinois, New Mexico State, Ohio, UCF
Take the “solid” at-large candidates (current tournament odds at 85 percent or better), and there are now 34 teams in the field. Add the remaining automatic qualifiers, and that’s another 20 spots. That's 54 of the 68 spots accounted for, with 14 still up for grabs among current bubble teams.