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TOURNEY WATCH: 3/27/2010

OK, I had a feeling Saint Mary's had some very favorable match-ups versus Richmond and Villanova, so I wasn't surprised their run came to an end Friday night.

But at one point early in the second half, Baylor led 50-17.

That is not a typo. FIFTY to SEVENTEEN.

How the hell does that happen in the Sweet Sixteen?

I'll tell you how: Bad seeding by the tournament selection committee.

Nevertheless, congratulations to the Bears, who moved to within a game of their first Final Four since 1950 and posted their most wins in a season ever.

But the real test begins tomorrow when they face Duke. There's a world of difference between a No. 1 seed and a really lucky, but flawed, No. 10 seed.

 

AP Ranking = 7

ESPN/USA Today Ranking = 7

NCAA Seed = 2 (West Region)

Record = 29-7

  • Loyola Chicago (14-16)
  • Western Illinois (13-17)
  • Boston University (21-14)
  • No. 2* seed Ole Miss (24-10)
  • No. 3* seed Dayton (23-12)
  • IUPUI (25-11)
  • FHSU (22-7)
  • Washington State (16-15)
  • No. 6 seed Xavier (26-9)
  • No. 8 seed UNLV (25-9)
  • Alabama (17-15)
  • No. 16 seed UAPB (18-16)
  • Cleveland State (16-17)
  • South Dakota (22-10)
  • No. 10 seed Missouri (23-11)
  • No. 5 seed Texas A&M (24-10)
  • Colorado (15-16)
  • No. 8 seed Texas (24-10)
  • No. 7 seed Oklahoma State (22-11)
  • No. 3 seed Baylor (28-7): Win over No. 10 seed St. Mary's (72-49 in the NCAA Tournament)
  • No. 1 seed Kansas (33-3)
  • Nebraska (15-18)
  • Iowa State (15-17)
  • Oklahoma (13-18)
  • No. 5* seed Texas Tech (19-16)
  • No. 15 seed North Texas (24-9)
  • No. 7 seed BYU (30-6)
  • No. 5 seed Butler (31-4)

*NIT