Va. Tech faces Alabama in NCAA Tournament

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

Kentucky is in the loaded South Region.

The Davidson Wildcats will take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament March Madness first round on Thursday, start time at 6:10 PM ET, at Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID. He walked off the stage at center court of the Scottrade Center with the Most Valuable Player trophy in the SEC Tournament.

Rasmussen said USC didn't get in because it beat only two teams in the NCAA Tournament field, automatic qualifiers New Mexico State and Cal State Fullerton. We got Davidson coming up. "You gotta play a tough game every day and we just have to focus on the game at hand". The Wildcats (24-10) sealed the game, though, after a step-back jumper and a pair of free throws made it 72-67. With the game on the line, the Vols responded by going on a 15-3 run to go into halftime down just five at 36-31.

Making their second NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons, the Wildcats (21-11) upped their game when they joined the Atlantic 10 from the Southern Conference in 2014, which coach Bob McKillop described as a "leap of faith".

However, another eyebrow-raising fact about this game is the relatively small point spread - just 5.5 points in Kentucky's favor. "But we look at how teams did against tournament-caliber teams, either teams in the tournament or teams we feel are tournament-caliber teams".

"We weren't making shots and that impacted us", Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said.

"Apparently I'm one of the few bracketologists that has Virginia in Pittsburgh, most people have them in Charlotte", Mast said, pointing to his understanding that the NCAA selection committee utilizes "air miles" to determine pod sites. However, they lost to 11th-seeded Xavier in the Sweet 16 and never made it to Phoenix. However, they're in the top 20 in defensive rebounding percentage so they do a good job of eliminating second chance points.

Vanderbilt missed UK's first 17 games with a foot injury.

United Kingdom needed some action, and Gilgeous-Alexander was there again - with a jumper, then a steal, and a drive with an and-1 opportunity coming out of timeout for a 43-41 United Kingdom lead. On Saturday, March 17, the winner of the Virginia Tech - Alabama game will play the winner of the No. 1 seed Villanova game against the winner of LIU Brooklyn - Radford University First Four game, which will be played in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 13.

"I think right now he's playing his best basketball because he's one of our leaders", Kentucky forward Kevin Knox said. "Let's go see what we are". (In the past) We have teams borderline that should have advanced that didn't get in.

Calipari joked that his team would receive a No. 12. Tennessee is the No. 3 seed in the South, followed by Auburn, which is No. 4 in the Midwest Region.