The Cost of March Madness: $2.3 Billion per Hour

Commentary: How the FBI's NCAA Investigation Could Change College Sports as We Know Them

Commentary: How the FBI's NCAA Investigation Could Change College Sports as We Know Them

It's also where the majority of the bubble teams reside, meaning the results of every game in those tournaments can impact who gets into the NCAA tourney and where they're seeded. "Look at what we're doing now, and the comparison would be unbelievably stark".

Rather than telling you a certain team will make it to a particular round, our Stage Odds page allows you to see the exact probability a team has to reach a certain round. Last season Purdue lost in the first game of the Big Ten Tournament, had a few extra days off and made it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. "As the third best basketball team in the country, they should have come out with the win". Preseason favorite Kentucky (21-10) is the No. 4 seed, its eight league losses its most since 2008-09, the a year ago of the short-lived Billy Gillispie era.

Because the Big Ten moved its conference tournament up one week, MI will have a 10- or 11-day layoff, depending on when it plays its first-round game.

Junior forward Drew McDonald leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 16.9 points and 9.5 boards.

Like Northern Kentucky, the Rider Broncs won its conference regular-season title thanks to a 15-3 record but fell short in the quarterfinals. Auburn earns its first finals appearance since 2000, but Florida gets the crown for the first time since 2014. I believe that with a loss they should still be in, unless they get blown out or another bubble team does something insane to steal their bid. Now they got 10, 11 or 12, depending on winning and losing. It starts with the sophomore Simpson harassing opponents' best ball-handlers.

The Seahawks finished 14-4 and took first in the Northeast Conference standings, but an 18-point first half doomed Wagner in the conference championship game en route to a 71-61 loss to LIU Brooklyn. The Cavaliers won the game of the year when De'Andre Hunter stunned the Cardinals with a 3-point buzzer-beater.

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"We're headed into the NCAA Tournament so I think it could help us out".

March Madness is almost upon us.

WKU Hilltoppers - The Hilltoppers are getting ready to play in this week's Conference USA Tournament in Frisco, Tx.

Between streaming games during work hours to filling out brackets to just discussing the games with co-workers, it's likely employees will spend much more than one hour during the week-long tournament engaged in March Madness-related activities at work.

The Cavaliers (28-2, 17-1 ACC) open ACC Tournament play in Thursday's quarterfinals in Brooklyn with a chance to sweep the league regular-season and tournament titles for the second time in five seasons.

Both teams open play in Friday's quarterfinals, with Auburn facing the Alabama-Texas A&M victor and Tennessee facing the LSU-Mississippi State victor.

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