2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Latest Projection of the Field of 68


(Ricky ) #1

No.7 Houston vs No.10 Butler
Moving Up: Houston Cougars (↑ Nine Spots)
21-5, RPI: 19, KP: 19, SOS: 83

As previously mentioned, Houston was one of the biggest winners this past week thanks to a win over an AP Top 10 team. The Cougars knocked off Cincinnati at home, despite a disappointing showing from Rob Gray Jr.—13 points on 13 shots with four turnovers.

Following that marquee victory up with a 21-point road shellacking of Temple was just the cherry on the sundae.

The Cougars do still have that horrible neutral-court loss to Drexel from back in mid-November, as well as the bad road loss to Tulane one month ago. That keeps them from getting a top-20 seed despite ranking top-20 in both RPI and KenPom. But as long as they avoid disaster in these final two weeks, they’re going to get their best NCAA tournament seed since reaching the national championship in 1984.


(Nick K) #2

like the direction it’s headed but the question is can we knock bama out of the 6 spot…would rather play bonnie’s and the red raiders in dallas. than butler and then purdue in detroit.


#3

Red raiders play very good defense as well. I would still like to go to Dallas to support the team.


#4

Looking at those projected brackets, If Cincinnati (in the Midwest), Wichita (in the West) and Houston (in the South) all made it into the Sweet 16, that would be so Sweet for the AAC!


(Trent) #5

Haha, beating Temple was the cherry on the sundae…because their color is cherry…


(Patrick) #6

Would mean a nice chunk of change for the conference for the next few years.