Bracketology 101

Bracketology 101
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It’s a little more than 24 hours from the Selection Sunday NCAA tournament show and all indications point to NDSU being a No. 12 seed. It helped that Tulsa defeated Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA title game, for instance, because Tech was considered ahead of NDSU in the projections.

As to who the Bison will play isn’t certain, although renown bracketologist Joe Lunardi has had the Bison playing Oklahoma in the last couple of days. NDSU head coach Saul Phillips said he has a pool of about 11 teams that could be possible opponents and he’s been watching tape to get a feel for the type of team the Bison will face.

I’ve got a story going on this in Sunday’s Forum but Lunardi is very accurate when it comes to picking who’s in and who’s out. From there, I wouldn’t get too excited. Predicting matchups is an educated guess at best and certainly picking where most teams will play is a total guess. “Nobody knows that,” Phillips said. There are eight possible sites: Milwaukee, St. Louis, Buffalo, San Antonio, San Diego, Spokane, Orlando and Raleigh.

We’ll have a live blog starting about 4:30 prior to the Selection Show at 5 p.m. NDSU will be hosting a viewing event at the BSA with doors opening at 3:30.

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