Sunday, March 17, 2019

NCAA and NIT Brackets look good for 2019.

Cedar Rapids, IA --- From the conversation, both the NCAA and NIT appear to be well put together. Of course, we need to play the games to really find out, how March Madness will unfold.

The committee did a good job. Yes, some will argue for TCU over Belmont,
but we shall see, how the mid major plays out in the Big Dance?

Who is this year's cinderella?

Loyola-Illinois isn't dancing in the Big Dance this season, after reaching the Final 4 in 2018.  They will be in Omaha, facing Creighton in the first round of the NIT.

Of the teams in the Big Dance.
The Big Ten lead the conferences with eight teams selected. The ACC though
had three teams picked as number one seeds!
Tuesday, will soon arrive and we will begin the First Four games in the NCAA Tournament, as well, as games in this year's NIT.

Belmont, Temple, Arizona State and St. John's were the Final Four in. They
will all play for the 11th seed slot in the East and West regions in 2019.

March Madness has arrived: NCAA and NIT Men's Brackets are announced for 2019

Cedar Rapids, IA -- It has been a long winter, since 2019 began mid-January, with snow, ice and plenty of flooding now in the Heartland of America. Though, St. Patrick's Day 2019 welcomes March Madness and the beginning of spring this week. Despite the harsh winter and recent flooding, March Madness should bring some outstanding hoops, with both the NCAA and NIT brackets set.

  • Iowa and Iowa State punched tickets into the NCAA Tournament
  • Creighton and Nebraska have dates in the NIT ahead!
For the first time in three seasons, Iowa is dancing, as the Hawkeyes will head
to Columbus, Ohio, as a 10th seed to face the 7th seed Cincinnati Bearcats.

The Creighton Bluejays are not dancing in the NCAA for the first time in three
seasons, but they will open NIT play against a 2018 Final 4 participant, as
former Bluejay player coach Porter Moser brings his Loyola-Illinois club
to Omaha for the first round.
 It has been a long winter, and spring break kicks off for the Iowa Regent schools, with the two Power 6 programs dancing in the Big Dance.