March Madness: Everything you need to know for this year's tournament

March Madness 2018 Printable NCAA Tournament bracket

The Vikings (27-3) are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since the 2012-13 season.

ESPN predicts Gonzaga to enter as a No. 12 seed in the tournament as WWC champs. Texas A&M beat Alabama by just two in a hard-fought game in the last game of the season. Our ratings will be determined by how good the games are and which teams win. This process is repeated during each round, culminating in the Final Four where HanesBrands has exclusive rights this year to sell licensed fanwear at the Alamodome in San Antonio, along with 15 NCAA sanctioned hotels, the March Madness Music Festival and Fan Fest during the men's tournament, and at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, as well as at six NCAA sanctioned hotels and Tourney Town during the women's tournament.

It's been that way in college basketball since federal prosecutors announced in September that they had charged 10 men, including assistant coaches at Arizona, Auburn, USC and Oklahoma State along with a top Adidas executive, in the fraud and bribery scandal.

The 27th Annual Division II Men's Basketball National Championship continues at the Sanford Pentagon.

The Eagles won the Atlantic Sun regular-season crown but fell to Lipscomb in the championship game, 108-96.

Vermont is the prohibitive betting favorite to win the America East Tournament, and Penn is the odds-on favorite to win the Ivy League, but there are no guarantees they will be rewarded for being the best in their conference over the body of work. Rhode Island will make the NCAA tourney regardless of if it wins the A-10 title, but the Rams want the best seed possible and will play with that goal in mind.

The Seahawks finished 14-4 and took first in the Northeast Conference standings, but an 18-point first half doomed Wagner in the conference championship game en route to a 71-61 loss to LIU Brooklyn.

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The Irish face Virginia Tech on Wednesday, and a win would be a big for their March Madness hopes. The Longhorns are looking to avenge the last meeting between the two teams, which resulted in an overtime loss at United Supermarkets Arena.

The fifth-ranked Blue Devils open play in Thursday's quarterfinals while sitting at No. 3 in KenPom and No. 4 in the RPI. "On the other hand, I think the question for the league is, in terms of their ultimate success, are we better off intersecting with them a little bit younger?"

Marquette (Out)- Marquette won the must-win game against Creighton that I mentioned in the last update, setting them up in a great spot. What better way to put an exclamation point on his season than a big performance in the Big 12 tournament? The hype really gets cranked up in mid-February in the final few weeks of the regular season. A run to a second straight ACC Tournament title could help them snag a No. 1 seed. That's what I would want to know.

This year's March Madness bracket reveal at 5 p.m. Sunday will be different in several ways, beginning with the fact that TBS is taking over the honors and the selections will be announced before a live audience in Atlanta.

Utah (Out)- Utah simply needs to prove that they belong in the Big Dance by impressing the committee in the PAC 12 Tournament.

The probe was recently back in the headlines after Yahoo Sports revealed bank records and other expense reports that listed impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives.

Louisville (Out)- Blowing a significant lead and losing at the buzzer to Virginia and falling to NC State to end the regular season may keep them out of the NCAA Tournament.

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