2017 Bracketology: No. 3 Seeds
- East: Xavier Musketeers
- West: Louisville Cardinals
- South: West Virginia Mountaineers
- Midwest: North Carolina Tar Heels
As usual, a few talented freshmen made the cut. But there are some familiar faces too. Which players are poised for breakout seasons in 2016-17?
The Mountaineers will still have most of their backcourt personnel in the mix no matter what forward Devin Williams decides to do. But losing a guy who grabs 15 percent of available offensive boards and 29 percent defensively would, obviously, hurt. Way-Too-Early Top 25
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.
Bob Huggins' system is the star in Morgantown, and West Virginia should again be among the Big 12's toughest outs.
In the 2016 ESPN Tournament Challenge, 8.1 million entries picked Michigan State to advance to the Final Four.
Stephen F. Austin's Thomas Walkup and Middle Tennessee's Reggie Upshaw both made big plays to seal huge upsets Friday, and they each celebrated in style. Insta-memories
West Virginia became the fourth No. 3 seed from the Big 12 to lose in the round of 64 over the past two seasons.
Stephen F. Austin's tenacious defense deserves credit, but according to West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, his Mountaineers were exposed. "We can't pass," Huggins said. "But we haven't been able to pass all year." Brennan: Fatal flaws
Stephen F. Austin's 14-point win over West Virginia tied the NCAA tournament record for largest win by a No. 14 seed.
Stephen F. Austin joined the list of bracket busters as higher-seeded teams continue to struggle in the NCAA tournament.
Not only was Thomas Walkup hitting them from the line, but he was also knocking them down from just about anywhere from the field. He scored 25 of the Lumberjacks' 28 points in the second half. How's that for making a difference?
Not only did Stephen F. Austin pull off the upset, but it also topped its predecessors on the way to glory. The Lumberjacks' 14-point win ties matches the largest ever by a 14-seed against a 3-seed.
Stephen F. Austin consistently broke West Virginia's pressure -- eventually breaking the Mountaineers' spirit.
Looking at the shot chart, you wouldn't guess this was West Virginia. Stephen F. Austin took control of the game earlier, and the Mountaineers couldn't recover, shooting 7-for-28 from the floor in the second half.
Thomas Walkup scored 33 points and 14th-seeded Stephen F. Austin faced down West Virginia's full-court pressure with some of its own in-your-face defense, pulling off a rugged, 70-56 upset.
Remember when we were bummed about a really good Stephen F. Austin team getting stuck with a 14-seed and a matchup with West Virginia? We should have saved our condolences for the Mountaineers.
The Lumberjacks forced 22 turnovers while improving to 21-0 for the calendar year. With 19 free throws, senior Thomas Walkup poured in a game-high 33 points. Box score
Thomas Walkup has 26 points and 8 rebounds and is a big reason why the Lumberjacks have a double-digit lead over the No. 3 seed. Follow live
West Virginia limiting its turnovers and fouls this half -- forcing Stephen F. Austin to play in the half-court. And it's been a struggle. Rushed passes and shots, forced 3-pointers. Mountaineers within four.
The Mountaineers have 15 turnovers early in the second half as the Lumberjacks have built a 10-point lead. Only 8.8% of ESPN Tournament Challenge entries had Stephen F. Austin winning. Follow live
Ten-point lead for Stephen F. Austin -- holding their own against West Virginia on the glass and then beating them in transition.
Not a lot of flow in the West Virginia - Stephen F. Austin first half. Seventeen total turnovers, 24 total fouls. SFA only shooting 29 percent from the field, but 18 points off turnovers giving the Lumberjacks a three-point lead heading into the break.
Turnovers have been a factor, as expected, with West Virginia coughing it up 10 times already -- which Stephen F. Austin turning that into 13 points. That -- and West Virginia's consistent fouling -- has helped the Lumberjacks stay in the game despite shooting 31 percent from the field.