As it turns out, losing to UConn in the regular season might not hurt a team's NCAA profile too much. But landing in the eighth spot in the S-curve -- and in the same regional as the Huskies -- is the thing to be wary of.
For the second consecutive NCAA tournament, teams from the same conference could end up as the top two seeds in the same region. Yes, Baylor, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and Connecticut, we're talking about you.
Mid-majors scored again with three at-large bids. But giving Middle Tennessee a pass hurt other teams' chances for invitations. As for Syracuse and Texas? Charlie Creme explains why they got in (or didn't).