NCAA Tournament 2018 Bracket: Region-by-Region Breakdown

I like to break down matchups and dig into the numbers a bit before filling out a bracket. The field is set for the NCAA tournament, after Sunday selection show revealed the 68 teams that comprise this year's bracket. Dwyane Wade explains how tough a decision it was to return to the Heat for one more season before retiring. The Shockers have their highest seed since entering the tournament undefeated in , but the matchups are less than comforting thanks to the unusual styles they will encounter. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password. Headlines Forum Picks

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Dwyane Wade, after spending more than two months weighing his decision, says he will return to the Miami Heat for one more season. Minnesota center Justin Patton, a former first-round pick, is out indefinitely with a right foot injury. Authorities say that two U. A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.

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Arizona is averaging If the Wildcats can crack 70, they should win easily. I'm thinking they're more than capable of hitting that mark. Virginia eclipsed 70 points just twice in regular-season ACC play. The Longhorns haven't won four games in a row since the start of the season, but those came against Northwestern State, New Hampshire, Lipscomb and Butler.

The Wolverines were ranked seventh in defensive rebounds and 11th in offensive rebounds in their league.