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College Basketball Coast To Coast: Selection Sunday 2021 Special and Bracket Recap

We have a bracket! And, naturally, we have controversy!

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Rocket Watts and Michigan State ended up in the First Four when the final bracket was revealed. Did we talk about this on tonight’s show? You’d better believe it.
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While I’ll have a more complete recap on Monday, the actual NCAA Tournament bracket differed from my final projection in these ways:

  • I missed at-large, as Utah State was selected over Louisville.
  • 16 teams off by one seed line
  • Seven teams off by two (Colgate, Florida, Georgia Tech, LSU, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas Tech)
  • So, that means 44 teams were spot on and 60 total were correctly placed within one seed line.

Naturally, some of these missteps came up in tonight’s rapid reaction edition of College Basketball Coast 2 Coast, where I joined TJ Rives, DeShaun Tate, and Matt Zemek to discuss what the Selection Committee got right and wrong, identify some early upset picks, and make some off-the-cuff Final Four predictions.

You can listen on TuneIn, where the show starts anew at the top of each half-hour on the TAG Sports Group channel. You can also subscribe to the College Basketball Coast To Coast podcast on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Deezer, Podcast Addict, and Spotify. Or you can use this handy embed: