While excited to be extending their season, they had to be disappointed that they had only 48 hours before taking on the Bruins.
South Dakota State famously discovered Daum by chance, when the unknown prep player from Kimball, Nebraska, hit 12 three-pointers against an AAU team featuring one of the country's top recruits.
The NCAA Tournament's selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen sat down with TBS after the teams were announced to explain how Virginia was chosen as the No. 1 overall seed and discussed some of the bubble teams that were left out of the tournament.
The Cavaliers did it with no surefire National Basketball Association lottery picks and a shutdown defense that led the nation with the fewest points allowed per game.
Arizona (27-7) also is peaking at the right time, following a Pac-12 regular-season title with a dominating win over Southern California in the conference tournament. The BlueJays (21-11) finished 3rd in the Big East during the regular season.
Cincinnati (3-4) also has a stifling defense and won the American Athletic Conference title.More news: Trump considers ex-Microsoft exec as top economic adviser
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FIRST ROUND: Kansas, N.C. State, New Mexico State, Charleston, Syracuse (winning a play-in game first, then topping TCU), Michigan State, Oklahoma, Duke. The Wildcats defeated Providence in overtime on Saturday to win their second straight Big East conference tournament championship. The Cavaliers will play UMBC in the first round of the tournament in Charlotte at approximately 9:20 p.m.on Friday. The Spartans are your 2018 champions.at least until the games begin.
The Shockers (25-7) have the type of roster that can make another deep March run, led by guard Landry Shamut and big man Markis McDuffie. Yet should they take care of business against Buffalo as one would expect, they will next likely have to take Kentucky, before a potential Elite Eight date with #1 seed Virginia.
The Cavaliers headline the South Region bracket, earning a No. 1 seed for the sixth time in program history. The 10th-seeded Bulldogs defeated Villanova this season and lost to the Boilermakers in December.
Should the Bonnies win, they will advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament in Dallas to face Florida.
WVU and Marshall met every season from 1978 to 2016 until the Mountaineers declined to renew the series a year ago. The senior 6'8 forward delivered a 10 point and 11 rebound double-double in the Grizzlie's Big Sky Championship win over Eastern Washington - a side boasting a three active Australians on the roster who will now miss out on taking a trip to the big dance. The victor of that game will face either fifth-seeded Clemson or 12th-seeded New Mexico State in the second round on Sunday. Having several key players back from last year's national championship victor also gives UNC an advantage over the rest of the region.
As a #14 seed, Montana has their work cut out for them, entering the opening round as underdogs against #3 MI.