This season's tournament selection marks the fourth year in five seasons under Steve Alford, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men's Head Basketball Coach, in which the Bruins will compete in the NCAA Tournament. After all, the Bruins have been to 18 Final Fours.
"Four months ago we're sitting in China and not knowing what's going on and what's happening", Alford said.
The Bruins weren't alone in dealing with off-court issues. Arizona's Sean Miller missed one game and three practices after ESPN reported he discussed a $100,000 payment to star Deandre Ayton, which the coach has denied.
St. Bonaventure has made the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in program history and twice under Schmidt.
He confirmed that Stockard is a game-time decision for the Bruins, but that the outlook was "more positive than negative". Kinneston also earned recognition as a First Team All-Patriot League selection, while junior forward Cecily Carl earned a spot on the All-Patriot League Second Team and senior guard Maria Liddane was named to the Third Team All-Patriot League and All-Defensive Team.
BREAKING THROUGH: The tournament's first game matches two teams that have yet to win in the NCAA Tournament: LIU Brooklyn is 0-6, Radford 0-2.
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The school's deepest run came in 2007, when Stansbury took MSU to the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden. The 2018 tournament will feature experimental rules including an extended 3-point line and widened lane area.
St. Bonaventure won 13 consecutive games - including a victory over then-No.
The Bruins have never beaten the Florida Gators, in four games in the NCAA tournament.
Led by Aaron Holiday, the Bruins have one of the best offenses in the country, but they struggle with consistency, and have another uninterested defense, which Atlantic 10 co-player of the year Jaylen Adams should tear apart. The Bonnies are familiar with the arena and hoping for support from Flyers fans. 14 Rhode Island last month - before falling to Davidson in an Atlantic 10 Conference tournament semifinal on Saturday.
Wilkes had to sit through TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech before learning his team had punched a ticket to the NCAA Tournament.
"Man, my heart was beating fast; I couldn't control it", Wilkes said. "I think one of the advantages, if we have an advantage, is that we played here a number of times". "And this is such a tough place to come in and play". The Titans play Purdue in Detroit on Friday.