Bracketology

By CBS College Hoops expert Jerry Palm on NCAA March Madness Bracket Projections

Booth Recap: No. 1 Purdue Defeats Michigan State 77-61

Spero Dedes, Bill Raftery and Jay Wright recap No. 1 Purdue's 77-61 win over Michigan State on Sunday, January 29th

Bracket Predictions UpdatedJan 27, 11:27am

First Four

First Round

South

Columbus

 

Orlando

 

Denver

 

Greensboro

 

Midwest

Birmingham

 

Sacramento

 

Sacramento

 

Birmingham

 

East

Des Moines

 

Albany

 

Columbus

 

Orlando

 

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Last 4 In

Team Net
Creighton(13-8) 19
Northwestern(15-5) 44
Pittsburgh(15-7) 62
Penn St.(14-7) 60

First 4 Out

Team Net
Utah St.(17-5) 36
Maryland(14-7) 38
West Virginia(13-8) 25
Wake Forest(14-8) 68
Team Bracket Index UpdatedJan 27, 11:27am

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Seed Team Conf Net* Quad 1* Quad 2* Quad 3* Quad 4* Sos* Nc Sos* Next Game
1 E Kansas St.(18-3) Big 12 18 5-2 2-1 4-0 6-0 36 311 Jan 31, 8:00pm ET
M Alabama(18-3) SEC 3 6-2 5-0 4-0 3-0 2 8 Jan 31, 8:30pm ET
S Purdue(21-1) Big 10 4 8-1 2-0 5-0 5-0 66 101 Feb 01, 6:30pm ET
W Arizona(19-3) Pac-12 11 7-2 2-1 3-0 6-0 34 51 Feb 02, 10:30pm ET
2 E Houston(20-2) AAC 1 4-1 5-0 1-1 9-0 46 63 Feb 02, 9:00pm ET
M Texas(17-4) Big 12 8 6-3 2-0 3-0 6-0 20 222 Jan 30, 9:00pm ET
S Tennessee(18-3) SEC 2 3-1 4-2 4-0 6-0 30 71 Feb 01, 7:00pm ET
W Kansas(17-4) Big 12 9 7-4 4-0 2-0 3-0 1 25 Jan 31, 8:00pm ET
3 E Iowa St.(15-5) Big 12 10 6-4 2-0 1-0 6-0 35 142 Jan 30, 9:00pm ET
M Gonzaga(18-4) WCC 12 3-3 5-0 2-1 6-0 13 7 Feb 02, 11:00pm ET
S TCU(16-5) Big 12 13 5-3 3-0 0-0 8-1 96 313 Jan 31, 9:00pm ET
W Virginia(16-3) ACC 15 4-3 2-0 4-0 5-0 55 32 Jan 30, 7:00pm ET
4 E Xavier(17-5) Big East 23 6-3 4-0 0-1 7-0 25 58 Feb 01, 6:30pm ET
M UCLA(17-4) Pac-12 5 4-4 6-0 2-0 5-0 21 102 Feb 02, 9:00pm ET
S Baylor(16-5) Big 12 14 6-5 2-0 0-0 7-0 8 59 Jan 30, 9:00pm ET
W Marquette(17-5) Big East 16 4-3 4-2 3-0 5-0 59 149 Feb 01, 8:30pm ET
5 E Miami(16-5) ACC 37 4-3 1-0 5-1 6-0 76 120 Jan 31, 7:00pm ET
M Saint Mary's(19-4) WCC 6 1-2 5-0 7-2 4-0 26 103 Feb 02, 11:00pm ET
S UConn(16-6) Big East 7 4-5 3-0 3-1 6-0 50 66 Jan 31, 8:00pm ET
W Rutgers(14-7) Big 10 20 4-3 3-2 1-1 6-0 45 309 Feb 01, 8:30pm ET
6 E Illinois(15-6) Big 10 28 3-4 3-2 2-0 6-0 70 93 Jan 31, 7:00pm ET
M N. Carolina(15-6) ACC 31 1-6 5-0 3-0 6-0 17 12 Feb 01, 7:00pm ET
S Duke(15-6) ACC 32 3-6 2-0 1-0 8-0 19 45 Jan 31, 7:00pm ET
W Indiana(15-6) Big 10 22 2-5 3-1 3-0 6-0 63 94 Jan 31, 9:00pm ET
7 E Auburn(16-5) SEC 30 2-2 6-2 4-0 4-0 27 133 Feb 01, 7:00pm ET
M NC State(17-5) ACC 43 1-4 4-1 3-0 8-0 85 256 Feb 01, 9:00pm ET
S Providence(17-5) Big East 35 3-4 1-1 5-0 7-0 109 258 Feb 01, 6:30pm ET
W Michigan St.(14-8) Big 10 40 4-5 3-1 3-1 4-0 9 62 Feb 04, 12:00pm ET
8 E USC(15-6) Pac-12 52 3-4 4-1 3-1 5-0 44 157 Feb 02, 11:00pm ET
M Missouri(16-5) SEC 53 2-5 3-0 2-0 8-0 61 246 Feb 01, 9:00pm ET
S Wisconsin(12-8) Big 10 69 2-5 4-2 1-0 5-0 24 73 Feb 02, 7:00pm ET
W Memphis(17-5) AAC 39 1-2 6-3 4-0 5-0 61 54 Feb 04, 2:00pm ET
9 E Boise St.(17-5) MWC 21 1-2 6-2 3-0 5-1 68 154 Jan 31, 9:00pm ET
M San Diego St(17-4) MWC 24 1-4 5-0 7-0 2-0 12 24 Jan 31, 11:00pm ET
S New Mexico(19-3) MWC 29 3-1 1-0 8-2 6-0 97 248 Feb 01, 10:30pm ET
W FAU(21-1) USA 17 2-0 1-1 6-0 9-0 120 298 Feb 02, 7:00pm ET
10 E Nevada(16-6) MWC 34 2-4 3-1 6-0 4-0 10 119 Jan 31, 11:00pm ET
M Kentucky(14-7) SEC 33 1-5 3-0 4-0 6-1 48 135 Jan 31, 9:00pm ET
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