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ESPN updates Bracketology with Selection Sunday just hours away

Steve Samra03/12/23
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ESPN’s Joe Lunardi updated his latest edition of Bracketology with Selection Sunday mere hours away.

Before we find out who’s in and who’s out, a couple conference tournaments have champions to crown. While the Texas Longhorns, Duke Blue Devils and Arizona Wildcats all won their respective conferences on Saturday, the SEC, Big Ten and AAC will finish up on Sunday.

It should be an exciting day of college basketball, with matchups like the Alabama Crimson Tide versus the Texas A&M Aggies, and Purdue Boilermakers taking on the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Before all that tips off, here’s the latest edition of Lunardi’s Bracketology, which features an in-depth look at how the potential 68-team NCAA Tournament field could look by the end of Sunday.

Updated ESPN March Madness Bracketology ahead of Selection Sunday:

Last Four Byes: Boise State, Providence, Utah State, Rutgers

Last Four In: Mississippi State, NC State, Pittsburgh, Arizona State

First Four Out: Oklahoma State, Nevada, Clemson, Vanderbilt

Next Four Out: Wisconsin, North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan

Midwest Region (Kansas City)

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 No. Kentucky

No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Illinois

No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 12 Oral Roberts

No. 4 Xavier vs. No. 13 Iona

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 Rutgers

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 14 Grand Canyon

No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Providence

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 UCSB

East Region (New York)

No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 16 SE Missouri State/Howard

No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Memphis

No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 12 Charleston

No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 13 Kent State

No. 6 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 11 NC State/Arizona State

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 Kennesaw State

No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 Auburn

No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 15 Colgate

South Region (Louisville)

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 16 Texas Southern/FDU

No. 8 Fla. Atlantic vs. No. 9 Maryland

No. 5 TCU vs. No. 12 VCU

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Yale

No. 6 Miami vs. No. 11 Utah State

No. 3 UConn vs. No. 14 Vermont

No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Penn State

No. 2 Texas vs. No.15 UNC Asheville

West Region (Las Vegas)

No. 1 Houston vs. No. 16 TAMU-CC

No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 USC

No. 5 Texas A&M vs. No. 12 Drake

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 Louisiana

No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 Mississippi State/Pittsburgh

No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 14 Furman

No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 10 Boise State

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 Montana State