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2018 NCAA Bracketology: 3/9/18 Update

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Make sure you’re checking back right here on Hardwood and Hollywood in the days leading up to Selection Sunday for my Bracketology Projections. And to see how my projections stack up to other Bracketologists out there, go ahead and check out The Bracket Matrix. You can find my projections under “H&H.”

#1 Seeds: Virginia (South Region), Xavier (Midwest Region), Villanova (East Region), Kansas (West Region)

Last Four Byes: Providence, Oklahoma, Arizona State, UCLA

Last Four In: Baylor, Alabama, USC, Texas

First Four Out: Middle Tennessee, Louisville, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State

Next Four Out: Marquette, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Penn State

Top 5 Match-Up’s To Watch (If you’re an NBA Scout) 

SEC Quarter-Final – Georgia vs. Kentucky (3 pm EST, ESPN) 

Yante Maten – Georgia Forward, Projected Mid to Late 2nd Round Pick

Kevin Knox – Kentucky Forward, Projected Lottery Pick

Big 12 Semi-Final – Kansas State vs. Kansas (7 pm EST, ESPN) 

Barry Brown – Kansas State Guard, Projected Late 2nd Round Pick

Devonte’ Graham – Kansas Guard, Projected Mid 2nd Round Pick

Pac-12 Quarter-Final – UCLA vs. Arizona (9 pm EST, Pac 12 Network) 

Aaron Holiday – UCLA Guard, Projected Late 1st Round Pick

DeAndre Ayton – Arizona Forward, Projected Top 5 Pick

ACC Semi-Final – North Carolina vs. Duke (9 pm EST, ESPN) 

Joel Berry II – North Carolina Guard, Projected Late 2nd Round Pick

– Marvin Bagley III – Duke Forward, Projected Top 5 Pick

Big 12 Semi-Final – West Virginia vs. Texas Tech (9 pm EST, ESPN2) 

Jevon Carter – West Virginia Guard, Projected Late 2nd Round Pick

Keenan Evans – Texas Tech Guard, Projected Mid 2nd Round Pick

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