It’s an exquisite time to be a Big 12 males’s school basketball fan.
As February approaches and the NCAA Tournament inches nearer, the Big 12 is on prime of the boys’s school hoops world, with a jaw-dropping six groups ranked inside the highest 17 of the AP Top 25 Poll. Leading the way in which is Jerome Tang’s Kansas State group, which is taking part in higher basketball than any group within the nation proper now.
After a powerful victory over Texas Tech this previous weekend, the Wildcats have now gained 11 of their final 12 video games, with a much-anticipated street matchup in opposition to Iowa State set to take middle stage within the school hoops world Tuesday night time.
Following their current success, the Wildcats have moved as much as a No. 1 seed in FOX Sports bracket forecaster Mike DeCourcy‘s up to date NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament projections, which had been launched Tuesday. They are joined by Houston, Alabama and Purdue on the 1-line.
The defending nationwide champion Kansas Jayhawks dropped to a No. 2 seed following their third straight loss. Bill Self’s group jumped out to a powerful 16-1 begin, however the Jayhawks now sit at 16-4 and 5-3 in Big 12 play. Joining Kansas on the 2-line is UCLA, Tennessee and Arizona.
One of these applications accountable for Kansas’ three-game slide is Baylor. The Bears have run off 5 straight wins and have moved as much as the 3-line. Scott Drew’s group is joined by Iowa State, Virginia and Texas as No. 3 seeds.
Marquette, Xavier, Gonzaga and TCU make up the No. 4 seeds.
When it involves convention illustration, the Big Ten leads the way in which with 9 bids, adopted by eight from the ACC. The Big 12 and SEC have six groups represented. The Big East has 5 groups in DeCourcy’s newest projections, whereas the Pac-12 has 4. The Mountain West has three groups represented, whereas the WCC and American every have two.
Looking at groups on the bubble, DeCourcy has Wake Forest, Maryland, Kentucky, and Creighton because the final 4 groups in, with Penn State, Nevada, Oklahoma and Ohio State on the surface trying in.
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