2017 Bracketology: No. 16 Seeds
- East: South Carolina State Bulldogs/Texas Southern Tigers
- West: North Dakota State Bison/Wagner Seahawks
- South: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
- Midwest: Weber State Wildcats
Weber State's Joel Bolomboy had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the West to an 89-85 win over the East in the NCAA All-Star game Friday.
Who likes upsets? Apparently 41 percent of the 2016 NCAA tournament field, as 13 lower-seeded teams beat higher-seeded foes in the first round.
No. 2 seed Xavier controlled the game against Weber State from start to finish and won because of its superior beef inside.
James Farr had 18 points and 15 rebounds, fellow big man Jalen Reynolds added 12 points and No. 2 seed Xavier pulled away late for a 71-53 victory over pesky 15th-seed Weber State.
The Musketeers led the Wildcats wire-to-wire and move on with a 71-53 victory behind 18 points off the bench from James Farr. Xavier advances to face Wisconsin on Sunday in the Round of 32. Box score
The Musketeers shot 40.5% from the field and out-rebounded Weber St. 29-17 in the first 20 minutes. They are out to a 34-23 lead. Follow live
The Wildcats allow 95.8 points per 100 possessions, the best defensive efficiency in the Big Sky. But they go head-to-head with the Musketeers' dangerous offense, which averages 81.3 points per game, seventh among major-conference teams. Preview
After an exciting start to the NCAA tourney on Thursday, Chalk's experts offer an in-depth game-by-game betting breakdown of all 16 games on Friday.
Our three former coaches -- Seth Greenberg, Fran Fraschilla and Dan Dakich -- look at all the matchups, point out strengths and weaknesses and figure out what each team needs to do to advance.
In 1999, No. 14 Weber State knocked off No. 3 North Carolina by making 14-of-26 3-point attempts, including 7-of-10 in the second half. It was the first time the Tar Heels had lost in the first round since 1980, and was the Wildcats' second tourney win as a No. 14 seed. Biggest upsets
Mackenzie Kraemer and Rob Nelson recap the 10 biggest NCAA tournament upsets of the past 20 years, according to the point spread.
BPI projects nearly a one-in-five chance that a No. 15 seed beats a No. 2 seed in the first round for only the eighth time in NCAA tourney history. Florida Gulf Coast was the last team to do it, in 2013. BPI predicts the tourney
Xavier is arguably the most dangerous offense in the tourney. Weber State is well-coached, but the bottom line is it's going to need to score at least 70 points to have a shot at covering this game. Betting guide (Insider)
Pick nearly any category -- turnover margin, rebounding, 3-point shooting -- and the No. 15 Wildcats are outgunned and outclassed against No. 2 Xavier. Our statistical model gives Weber State just a 6.3 percent chance of pulling the upset. Giant Killers (Insider)
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Need a hand filling out your tournament bracket? ESPN's Bracket Predictor breaks down each team's strengths and weaknesses, key stats and odds for winning its next matchup based on various models. Bracket Predictor (Insider)
The Tar Heels might have to get past Kentucky or Indiana to reach the Elite Eight, and the other half of the bracket poses its own set of challenges.
The Big Sky champs (No. 15 seed in the East) are among the nation's best teams at shooting inside the arc, and they draw fouls while doing it. Get to know all 68 teams
Can No. 2 seed Xavier get through a challenging bottom half of the East Region? The Musketeers could face last season's runners-up in the second round. Complete bracket
Joe Lunardi and his team of Bracketologists examine the 2016 NCAA tournament outlook for the Weber State Wildcats.