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Saturday / December 16.
  • Bracketology: Lunardi Now Has 8 Pac-12 Teams in Big Dance

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    The Pac-12 is the big winner in the latest edition of Joe Lunardi’s Mock NCAA Tournament Bracket.

    Lunardi has 8 Pac-12 teams in the Big Dance, up from 6 last week: Arizona, Oregon, USC, Utah, Cal, Colorado, UCLA and Washington.

    The Big 12 and ACC each have 7 teams, the Big Ten 6 and the SEC and Big East 4 apiece.

    Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Maryland remain the No. 1 seeds.

    The 2 seeds include Xavier, Kentucky, Villanova and North Carolina.

    The 3 seeds feature Duke, Virginia, Miami and Providence.

    The 4s are Iowa, Arizona, Iowa State and West Virginia.

    The MAAC would currently have two teams, with Monmouth getting in as an at-large and Iona as the presumed conference champ.

    LSU and projected No. 1 pick Ben Simmons remain out of the current field.

    From the tri-state area, UConn, Iona, Princeton, Monmouth and Wagner are all currently on Lunardi’s board, with Monmouth and Wagner both set for play-in games in Dayton.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.