Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Bracketology: Louisville now a projected 2 seed, Kentucky and Duke are 3 seeds
By ADAM ZAGORIA
In the latest edition of Bracketology according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, Louisville is now a No. 2 seed, while Kentucky and Duke slot in as 3 seeds.
Lunardi still has Kansas, Baylor, Gonzaga and San Diego State on the 1 lines, with Dayton, Seton Hall, Florida State and Louisville as the 2s.
After a brief stay on the 2 line, Kentucky dropped to a 3 following an 81-73 home loss to Tennessee. The Wildcats are followed on the 3 line by Duke, Michigan State and Maryland. Michigan State came from 19 down in the first half Tuesday to win at Penn State, while Maryland was handled by Rutgers at the RAC.
Big win for Rutgers tonight over #9 Maryland in their final home game of the season.@RutgersMBB at The RAC this year: 18-1 🔥🔥
Two Big East teams fill out the 4 lines — Creighton and Villanova — along with Oregon and Wisconsin.
With its big win at the RAC, Rutgers improved to last four byes from last four in. The Scarlet Knights haven’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991, when George H.W. Bush was in the White House and I was in my fifth year of college.
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.