The bracket will be coming later, but some thoughts on a crazy Wednesday:
-Kansas beats TCU to tie UCLA’s record of 13 straight conference championships. Meanwhile, Villanova lost at home to Butler. This solidifies Kansas as the overall one and puts Butler on the verge of a protected seed.
-Syracuse drilled a three at the buzzer to down Duke. The loss likely prevents Duke from making a late run at a one seed. More importantly, it moves Syracuse into the field. I suspect they’ll be getting a bid on Selection Sunday.
-Minnesota is now a lock after winning at Maryland. Both teams will end up somewhere between the five and eight lines. My guess is 6 or 7 for both.
-UNC beat Louisville pretty easily in Chapel Hill. UNC moves up to the overall three. The Cards remain a two.
-Oregon won at Oregon after a Dillon Brooks three-pointer with .2 seconds left. They are putting together and very solid resume, and it could be argued that they should be above Gonzaga for the last one. I am keeping Gonzaga there for the moment.
-Providence scored a huge win in Omaha, knocking off Creighton. The Friars move in for now, and my guess is they’ll stay there.
-Oklahoma State and DePaul won at Kansas State and Georgetown, respectively. Georgetown is now in longshot territory, while Kansas State moves out (where they will likely stay, in my opinion). Both teams really needed to win.
-Seton Hall scored a home win over Xavier. The Musketeers should make the field, but their seed will be mediocre. The Pirates will likely be a nine seed at best, but they will probably make the field.