Will Georgia, Illinois burst the bubble on Selection Sunday?
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By Andy Glockner
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Did Tyler Hansbrough's game-winning shot lock up the No. 1 seed for UNC?
Tennessee's loss potentially gives the Kansas-Texas winner a chance at a No. 1 seed. UCLA and Memphis are locked in. North Carolina would be, too, with a win over Clemson in the ACC final or maybe now without it, too. What's clear is that two of the regions will have two No. 1 seed-type teams in it and the other two won't, meaning the fight for the top two overall seeds is very important. Bracket busters
Illinois and Georgia continued their miraculous runs through the Big Ten and SEC tournaments, and now each stands 40 minutes away from crashing the field of 65 and breaking the heart of a bubble team (or two). In the Big Ten, the 10-seed Illini held off Minnesota in the semifinals and now draw top-seeded Wisconsin, which swept Illinois in the regular season. The Badgers won by 10 at home and by 14 at Illinois. In the SEC, E6-seed Georgia, one of the two bottom seeds since the 12-team SEC is broken up into divisions, did twice as much work on Saturday. First the Bulldogs beat Kentucky in the tornado-suspended quarterfinal, and then they dumped Mississippi State in the semis. For their troubles, they now get a shot at Arkansas, which took out Tennessee. Georgia had only won four SEC games in the regular season, but one of them was over the Razorbacks by 13 points. Committee conundrums
The Illini and Bulldogs are creating potential headaches not only for the bubble teams but also for the selection committee. What happens if one or both of the 3:30 ET finals goes overtime and doesn't end before the 6 ET selection show? Does the committee now have to draw up four different brackets, accounting for the possibilities of neither, either or both teams making it? Also, what would either team be seeded? Illinois would be under .500 entering the event and Georgia would be just one game over that mark, but if we're looking at a plug-and-replace scenario where either team would take the place of the final at-large (which makes the most sense, given all the bracketing rules that need to be followed), you have to imagine they'd be a 13-seed, at worst. The most unlikely and dramatic title run ever?
The nation's attention was focused on the big boys on Saturday, but it's worth mentioning what Coppin State pulled off in the MEAC. The Eagles started the season 2-19 in Division I play and then managed to win 12 of their last 13 games to grab the auto bid and what will likely be a spot in the opening-round game. What's more, the Eagles won four games in four nights to do it -- by a total of six points. They beat Howard by one, then knocked off 2-seed Hampton by one in overtime, beat 3-seed Norfolk State by two and beat top-seeded Morgan State by a deuce on a bucket with two seconds left. Simply incredible. Congratulations to Fang Mitchell, whose program is making its first NCAA appearance since 1997, when the Eagles came within a point of becoming the first 15-seed to make the Sweet 16. One more one-bid league to settle
If Northwestern State wins the Southland title over Texas-Arlington, Coppin State might have its opening-round game opponent. The Demons are 15-17 entering Sunday's title game, but weirdly finished two games ahead of UTA (20-11 with four non-DI wins) in the Southland standings. The Demons beat UTA by four at home in the teams' only meeting of the regular season. If Arlington takes the auto bid, it would be a close call between it and Mount St. Mary's from the NEC for the second opening-round game spot.
By Pat Forde
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Michael Flowers and Drew Neitzel had a fun back-and-forth battle, but Flowers and Wisconsin pulled it out in the end.
By Mark Schlabach
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Gary Ervin and Arkansas took down top-seeded Tennessee to reach the SEC finals.
Georgia wins two games in one day
On Tap For Sunday(all times Eastern)
• ACC final:
No. 1 UNC vs. No. 3 Clemson (ESPN, 1 p.m.)
• Big 12 final:
No. 1 Texas vs. No. 2 Kansas (ESPN, 3 p.m.)
• Big Ten final:
No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Illinois (3:30 p.m.)
• SEC final:
Georgia vs. Arkansas (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.)
• Southland final:
No. 7 UT Arlington vs. No. 5 Northwestern State (ESPN2, 1 p.m.)
For the full schedule, click here. All games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Full Court also are on ESPN360.com.
Arkansas ousts Tennessee from the SEC tourney
Auto bids earned so far• America East: UMBC ...
• Atlantic 10: Temple ...
• Atlantic Sun: Belmont
• Big East: Pitt ...
• Big Sky: Portland State
• Big South: Winthrop
• Big West: Cal State Fullerton ...
• Colonial: George Mason
• Conference USA: Memphis
• Horizon: Butler
• Ivy: Cornell
• MAAC: Siena
• MAC: Kent State ...
• MEAC: Coppin State
• Missouri Valley: Drake
• MWC: UNLV
• NEC: Mount St. Mary's
• Ohio Valley: Austin Peay
• Patriot: American
• Pac-10: UCLA
• SoCon: Davidson
• Summit: Oral Roberts
• Sun Belt: Western Kentucky
• SWAC: Mississippi Valley State ...
• WAC: Boise State ...
• WCC: San Diego To see all of ESPN.com's Champ Week coverage, click here.
Hansbrough hits game-winner
Championship Saturday StoriesACC:
• Dinich: Clemson crashes UNC/Duke final
• Griffin: Big 12 title game could pay off later
• O'Neil: Young, Dixon hold Pitt together
• Katz: Collison driving UCLA toward Final Four
• Schlabach: Georgia's run helps Felton's cause
• Schlabach: Tough ticket for SEC tourney
• Low: C-USA turned into Memphis Invitational
• O'Neil: Cornell's rise in Ivy slow and steady To read all of ESPN.com's Champ Week coverage, click here.
Clemson thwarts UNC-Duke rematch in ACC final
Stop by and ChatCan't get enough college hoops talk? Want to start scouting out sleeper picks for your bracket? ESPN.com's writers and experts will be chatting for nearly several hours on Sunday. Here is the schedule of chatters. Click on a chatter's name to submit a question, and then check back on Sunday to participate in the chat. Andy Glockner, Bubble Watch, 12 ET
Joe Lunardi, Bracketology, 1 ET
Dana O'Neil, 5 ET
Selection Show, 6 ET
Andy Glockner, 7 ET
Kansas wins to advance to Big 12 finals
Sunday Night ScheduleLooking for something to watch after the brackets are released? Check out "Black Magic", a two-part film that tells of the injustices in the lives of players and coaches at HBCUs during the Civil Rights Movement. "Black Magic" will air on ESPN Sunday and Monday at 9 p.m. ET. • Watch: Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe
• The top 10 players from HBCUs ...