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Sideline Intel Bracketology: Mar. 10

With the NCAA Tournament bracket release just over 24 hours away and still more than 20 bids left to be locked up.

But Friday wasn’t about the bids being clinched. It was about the bids being stolen.

San Diego State and New Mexico will play to steal a spot in the NCAA Tournament with the Aztecs having blitzed Nevada. The same will be true in the Conference-USA, where top-seed Middle Tennessee could sneak in, along with its league’s champion.

With all this considered, as well as a few surprise results that went final right before this bracket was set to publish — looking at you, UMBC — here’s Saturday’s bracket update.

Note: all-caps denote a projected conference champion; all-caps & bold face denote a clinched conference champion.

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SOUTH REGIONAL | Atlanta, Ga.

(Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 1 VIRGINIA
No. 16 LIU-BROOKLYN / No. 16 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF

No. 8
Missouri
No. 9 Butler

(San Diego, Calif.)
No. 5 GONZAGA
No. 12 NEW MEXICO STATE

No. 4 Texas Tech
No. 13 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 6 Houston
No. 11 UCLA

No. 3 TENNESSEE
No. 14 UC IRVINE

(Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 7 Creighton
No. 10 Kansas State

No. 2 Duke
No. 15 WRIGHT STATE


EAST REGIONAL | Boston, Mass.

(Pittsburgh, Pa.)
No. 1 Villanova
No. 16 RADFORD

No. 8
 Virginia Tech
No. 9 St. Bonaventure

(Boise, Idaho)
No. 5 Kentucky
No. 12 SAN DIEGO STATE

No. 4 Clemson
No. 13 MURRAY STATE

(Detroit, Mich.)
No. 6 Texas A&M
No. 11 Texas / No. 11 Arizona State

No. 3 Michigan State
No. 14 MONTANA

(Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 7 Arkansas
No. 10 Providence

No. 2 North Carolina
No. 15 LIPSCOMB


MIDWEST REGIONAL | Omaha, Neb.

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 1 KANSAS
No. 16 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA / No. 16 HAMPTON

No. 8 Florida State
No. 9 Seton Hall

(Boise, Idaho)
No. 5 Ohio State
No. 12 WESTERN KENTUCKY

No. 4 Wichita State
No. 13 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

(Dallas, Tex.)
No. 6 Miami
No. 11 Alabamaa / No. 11 USC

No. 3 AUBURN
No. 14 CHARLESTON

(Detroit, Mich.)
No. 7 NEVADA
No. 10 Louisville

No. 2 Purdue
No. 15 IONA


WEST REGIONAL | Los Angeles, Calif.

(Wichita, Kan.)
No. 1 XAVIER
No. 16 MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY

No. 8 
TCU
No. 9 NC State

(San Diego, Calif.)
No. 5 ARIZONA
No. 12 BUFFALO

No. 4 West Virginia
No. 13 UNC GREENSBORO

(Dallas, Tex.)
No. 6 Florida
No. 11 LOYOLA-CHICAGO

No. 3 MICHIGAN
No. 14 BUCKNELL

(Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 7 Rhode Island
No. 10 Oklahoma

No. 2 CINCINNATI
No. 15 PENNSYLVANIA


And here’s a look at the bubble:

Last Four Byes
Kansas State
Providence
Louisville
UCLA

Last Four In
Texas
Alabama
USC
Arizona State

First Four Out
Syracuse
Oklahoma State
Saint Mary’s
Baylor

Next Four Out
Middle Tennessee
Notre Dame
Marquette
Penn State

 

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