With so many games on tap for Thursday, I didn’t want to cram everything into one post, so here’s where to head for any specific information you’re interested in.
- The bracket and rundown are below.
- A breakdown of the last four in and first four out
- Today’s viewing guide provides a quick recap of Wednesday’s goings-on by conference and a preview of Thursday’s action, with a focus on the bubble and seeding pictures.
Stars (✴️) indicate new entrants, while arrows (⬆️ ⬇️) indicate movement up and down the seed list since Wednesday. In a change for this season, teams that have won their auto bids are in gold-colored cells.
IN (2): Saint Peter’s (MAAC), Syracuse
OUT: Siena (MAAC), Xavier
Last Four Byes: Michigan State, Maryland, VCU, Colorado State
Last Four IN: Louisville, Drake, Boise State, Syracuse
First Four OUT: Saint Louis, Utah State, Ole Miss, St. John’s
Second Four OUT: SMU, Seton Hall, Xavier, Memphis
Next Three OUT: Memphis, Richmond, Belmont
Duke had climbed into the First Four Out group after its win over Louisville, but with the Blue Devils’ season now over, they’re off the board completely.
While my next full bracket projection won’t arrive until Friday morning, I’ll be delivering bubble updates here as events warrant on Thursday.