Tuesday night's slate saw a couple of teams from the top line cement their status and a few significant moves in the middle and bottom of the at-large pool. My updated S-curve after the jump.
Here's a link to my Tuesday S-curve for reference.
|1 line||1. Ohio State*
||3. Kansas||4. Texas*|
|2 line||8. Georgetown
||7. San Diego State*||6. Duke*||5. BYU|
|3 line||9. Notre Dame||10. Florida*||11. Purdue||12. Louisville|
|4 line||16. Syracuse
||15. North Carolina||14. Connecticut||13. Wisconsin|
|5 line||17. Arizona*
||18. Villanova||19. Kentucky||20. St. John's|
|6 line||24. West Virginia||23. Xavier*
||22. Missouri||21. Texas A&M|
|7 line||25. Temple||26. George Mason*||27. Florida State||28. Tennessee|
|8 line||32. Utah State*||31. Washington
||30. UCLA||29. Vanderbilt|
|9 line||33. UNLV||34. Cincinnati||35. Old Dominion||36. Georgia|
|10 line||40. Illinois||39. St. Mary's*||38. Michigan State||37. Kansas State|
|11 line||41. Marquette
||42. Butler||43. Boston College||44. Virginia Tech|
|12 line||48. Colorado State
|13 line||49. Cleveland State*
||50. Wichita State*||51. Harvard*
(13 seeds begin)
|14 line||56. Kent State*||55. Oakland*
(14 seeds begin)
|54. Southern Miss*
||53. College of Charleston*|
|15 line||57. Bucknell*
||58. Long Beach State*
||59. Coastal Carolina*
(15 seeds begin)
|16 line||64. Murray State*||63. Long Island*
(16 seeds begin)
|62. Vermont*||61. Fairfield*|
|65. Florida Atlantic*
||67. Texas State*
||68. Texas Southern*
|First Four Out
||69. Baylor||70. Memphis||71. Gonzaga||72. Alabama|
|Next Four Out
||76. Clemson||75.Nebraska||74. Penn State
Ohio State and Texas continue to hold on to their No. 1 seeds after grabbing wins over Illinois and Iowa State, respectively. Louisville also solidified their position by ending Rutgers' run of close games, prevailing 55-37.
Xavier moved into lock status when they won their 13th game in their past 14, a 100-62 thrashing of hapless La Salle.
Meanwhile, Tennessee picked up a huge road win, finishing on a 29-9 run to beat Vanderbilt, 60-51. That gives the Volunteers a season sweep of the Commodores.
Minnesota slips down to the First Four after falling to Michigan State in a Big Ten bubble battle, 53-48. The Spartans used a 14-1 run to claim the win and improve their position. Virginia Tech also moves up, as they didn't get caught looking ahead to their Saturday game against Duke. The Hokies handled Wake Forest, 76-62.
Memphis were the only team from the First Eight Out group to play Tuesday. The Tigers topped Houston, 69-58, but remain out.
Among the auto bid hopefuls, Coastal Carolina's chances took a hit when they lost at home to UNC Asheville, 61-58, thanks to a Jimmer-length Matt Dickey three at the buzzer, after the Chanticleers' final inbounds pass was intercepted. Cliff Ellis' team will have its work cut out for it in the Big South with a depleted backcourt.
My next update will come on Thursday morning after a busy Wednesday night, unless things are as crazy as they were on Saturday.
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