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The day college basketball fans wait for all year is here. It’s Selection Sunday.
Tennessee still has business to take care of as the Vols look for their first SEC Tournament Title in 43 years this afternoon against red-hot Texas A&M. Before the championship tilt, let’s take a look at where Tennessee stands in bracketology updates the morning of Selection Sunday.
Despite the success this week in Tampa, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has not budged on the Vols’ seeding or location. Lunardi has Tennessee as a three-seed that will play in Pittsburgh the first weekend of the tournament.
The bracket has Tennessee facing 14th-seed St. Peters in the first round of the tournament with 11-seed Iowa State and six-seed Boise State as potential second round opponents. If Tennessee were to advance to the second round of the tournament they’d likely see No. 2 seed Duke, No. 7 seed Michigan State and No. 10 seed Davidson.
Other top seeds in the South Region include No. 1 Arizona, No. 4 Providence and No. 5 Houston.
Lunardi has seven SEC teams currently in the field including No. 2 Kentucky, No. 2 Auburn, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 5 LSU, No. 6 Alabama and No. 12 seed Texas A&M — his last team in the field.
CBS’ Jerry Palm hasn’t budged from having Tennessee as a three-seed, he did give an upgrade for this Vols. Palm projects Tennessee’s first weekend matchup to be in Greenville — a short 168 mile trip from Knoxville.
Like Lunardi, CBS has Tennessee facing 14th-seed St. Peters in the first round. Palm has two fascinating potential second round matchups for the Vols in six-seed Texas and 11-seed Memphis. If the Vols get past the first weekend, they’d likely see either No. 2 Purdue, No. 7 Creighton or No. 10 Texas A&M in the Sweet Sixteen.
Other top seeds in South Region include No. 1 Arizona, No. 4 Providence and No. 5 Houston.
CBS has seven SEC teams in the tournament including No. 2 Kentucky, No. 2 Auburn, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 7 Alabama and No. 10 seed Texas A&M.
The NCAA Tournament Selection Show starts at 6 p.m. ET on CBS.