Bubble shrinks on NCAA Tournament selection Sunday


Duke will be a two-seed in the Midwest bracket where they will face 15-seed Iona in Pittsburgh in round one. "Having that four-point lead makes it just hurt".

The No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier with the top-ranked Cavaliers getting preferential seeding in the South Region. But that would be their last field goal.

#8 Cincinnati 56, #21 Houston 55: Gary Clark put the Bearcats ahead for good with a free throw with 4.3 seconds remaining, finishing with 20 points, and the Cincinnati (30-4) held on in Orlando to win the American Athletic tournament championship. TBS and CBS officials have said that will happen in the first 10 minutes of the show.

Freshman Kellan Grady's go-ahead baseline floater with 74 seconds left ended a almost 13-minute drought without a field goal for Davidson, and lifted Curry's alma mater to a 58-57 victory over 25th-ranked Rhode Island for the A-10 title.

Davidson celebrated its first-ever A-10 Tournament crown. Fast forward to today and Davidson is heading back to the Big Dance, much to the delight of the school's most famous alumnus.

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The first round games start on Thursday and will run through Friday. The quick opening was keyed by six points from Peyton Aldridge and an Oskar Michelsen 3-pointer.

Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Rams are 2-point favorites to beat the Wildcats, who also opened at many online books as a 2.5-point underdog.

On URI's final possession, Jeff Dowtin's straight-away three was an airball with 0.9 seconds left to seal the win for Davidson. Jarvis Garrett hit one on URI's next trip and Dowtin made a pull-up jumper for the lead.

That means bubble teams such as Louisville, Arizona State, Syracuse and Saint Mary's won't have quite as long to find out whether they are in or out of the field of 68.