Predicting the 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-1110-ncaa-tournament-forecast-20101110,0,…

Shannon Ryan tells you which teams from which conferences will make the Big Dance.

By Shannon Ryan

November 9, 2010|7:21 p.m

 

Shannon Ryan predicts the 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament field:

(AQ denotes automatic qualifier)

American East: Boston (AQ).

Atlantic Coast: Duke (AQ), Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Maryland, Virginia Tech.

Atlantic Sun: Lipscomb (AQ).

Atlantic Ten: Temple (AQ), Dayton, Richmond, Xavier.

Big East: Pittsburgh (AQ), Georgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia.

Big Sky: Weber State (AQ).

Big South: Coastal Carolina (AQ).

Big Ten: Michigan State (AQ), Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio StatePurdue, Wisconsin.

Big 12: Kansas State (AQ), Baylor, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M.

Big West: UC Santa Barbara (AQ).

Colonial Athletic: Old Dominion (AQ).

Conference USA: Memphis (AQ).

Horizon: Butler (AQ).

Ivy: Princeton (AQ).

Metro Atlantic: Fairfield (AQ).

Mid-American: Ohio (AQ).

Mid-Eastern Athletic: Morgan State (AQ).

Missouri Valley: Wichita State (AQ).

Mountain West: San Diego State (AQ), Brigham Young, Nevada Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Northeast: Quinnipiac (AQ).

Ohio Valley: Murray State (AQ).

Pacific 10: Washington (AQ), Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA.

Patriot: American (AQ).

Southeastern: Florida (AQ), Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt.

Southern: Wofford (AQ).

Southland: Texas State (AQ).

Summit: Oakland (AQ).

Sun Belt: North Texas (AQ).

Southwestern Athletic: Jackson State (AQ).

West Coast: Gonzaga (AQ).

Western Athletic: Utah State (AQ).

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