Instead, the Gamecocks were sent to Albany as a No. 2 seed and most likely would face the unbeaten Huskies should they reach the regional final. Any team in UConn's bracket knows that a matchup with the perennial powerhouse could be the end of their championship dreams.
Overall, there simply isn't enough in the region to take down the blue chip UNC team as they will return to the Final Four for the third straight time after winning it all past year.
It's tough to root against No. 2 Duke in this region though. Do you pick the one (Albany) with the clear favorite and the defending national champs? While many pundits will claim you should listen to their insider experience to win your March Madness pool, with so manyteams from completely different parts of the country coming together for a single elimination tournament, the results are often a crapshoot at best. All of the top four teams in each region host the opening two rounds at home.
All in all, it's a balanced bracket.
Irish sophomore wing Nikola Djogo jumps for a dunk during Notre Dame's 84-63 win over Hampton on Tuesday at Purcell Pavilion in the first round of the NIT. But the Fighting Irish haven't made the Final Four since 2015 and are pretty clearly the weakest top seed. The Flyers are appearing in their eighth NCAA Tournament in the last nine years.
Next up for Notre Dame will be a second-round matchup against the victor of Wednesday's game between No. 4-seed Penn State and No. 5-seed Temple. DePaul might be the weakest No. 5 seed.
Oklahoma got in with a 16-14 record - the fewest wins for an at-large team since 2005.
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Creighton and Buffalo gave mid-majors (depending on what you consider the Big East) a couple of additional berths.
Tipoff for Friday's matchup against the Flyers is 1:30 p.m. CT on ESPN 2. So the Scarlet Knights can't be thrilled. If we're in the position where we have to play them, we're going to play them. Two of those losses came to Louisville. The Ducks made one of the great runs a year ago reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Look out for Mercer, which has a favorable draw as No. 13 seeds go.
Final Four expectations aren't changing how U.Va. coach Tony Bennett is approaching his team's preparation for No. 16 seed Maryland Baltimore County.
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Stanford potentially is headed to Lexington for the third straight year if it can advance. "Four quarters, I'm still getting used to it obviously", Colson said, laughing.
Mississippi State, which won 32 straight games before losing to SC, opens play on March 17 against 16-seed Nicholls State. Baylor, Texas and OR all are farther away than SC. Purdue also struggled late in the year versus the Big Ten as when their outside shot isn't falling the team is weak aside from their center Isaac Haas. No. 7 Green Bay of the Horizon, No. 8 South Dakota State of the Summit, and No. 9 Quinnipiac of the Metro Atlantic earned the best seeds from one-bid leagues. The Huskies are making their 30 consecutive appearance in the tournament and have advanced to the regional semifinals in each of the last 24 seasons.
That's where an 111-game winning streak ended last season, and where this season's flame began to flicker.
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Unlike with Lightning receptacles, Apple does not allow the port to be used for passthrough charging or sync of an iOS device. Up until now it was possible to use adapters as a workaround to not having this cable.
Look forward to celebrating the Spring Blossom Festival that will run from April 5 to April 18 with hunters around the world . The March update is also going to introduce plenty of balance changes for most weapon types as well as new features.
Lara's Journey - Lara uncovers an ancient mystery that places her in the cross-hairs of a ruthless organization known as Trinity. Which is unlike the games, where there were two female crew members on Lara's ship: Sam (who as Asian) and Reyes (who is black).
Breezy, with a south southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour increasing to 16 to 21 miles per hour in the afternoon. Note: Computer model precision diminishes the further into the week the forecast projects.
CFIUS on March 4 ordered Qualcomm to postpone a shareholder meeting to vote on Broadcom's nominees as directors of the target. But it might slow it down, Fleming said: "They honestly believe they are helping to protect national security by doing this".
Lawmakers from both major parties have criticized those cuts and the administration's failure to fill dozens of open jobs there. Rex Tillerson's tenure as Secretary of State is over and it nearly feels like an act of mercy to put an old, sick pet down.
The new announcement expands Azure regions to 50 regions across the globe, which includes plans for 12 new regions. Microsoft has announced it is setting up two data centres in the UAE, in partnership with Etisalat .
"In the dressing room some people are disappointed with the result because we expected better from ourselves", Lukaku said . Yedder, who now has eight goals from seven games in the UEFA 0Champions League this season, should have claimed a hat-trick.
Aiko and the rapper had been together for over four months, following Aiko's divorce from former husband, producer Dot Da Genius . Everyone's shocked when Big Sean is rumored to be cheating on girlfriend Jhene Aiko , except for Ariana Grande .
Partners Building 50 MW Solar Array In Indiana
With the inauguration of a 75 MW power plant in Mirzapur, the total capacity of solar power plants in UP has gone up to 165 MW. Mercom said the lower forecast reflected "a smaller pipeline of projects scheduled for commissioning in 2018".
Eagles release TE Brent Celek in cap-saving move
The Eagles also lost tight end Trey Burton after he agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bears, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo . Celek played innine postseason games, recording 27 catches for 257 yards and three touchdowns.
Moody's raises medium-term price band forecast for crude oil
Gasoline stocks fell by 6.3 million barrels, compared with analysts' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.2 million-barrel drop. Weekly U.S. crude production figures will be published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) later on Wednesday.
Teacher accidentally fires gun at school
Guns and other weapons are prohibited on campus, though there are exceptions involving law enforcement, Pridgen said. Bullet fragments got lodged into the neck of the injured student, the student's father Fermin Gonzales told KSBW .