Arizona has been a No. 1 seed (in 2022) and No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament bracket Tommy Lloyd’s two seasons at the helm. The Wildcats’ success this season has come without three key players from last year’s team, all of whom were selected in the top 33 picks of the 2022 NBA Draft. This year’s Arizona squad went 28-6 and won the Pac-12 Tournament Championship last weekend ahead of March Madness 2023. Entering the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket led by second team All-American, forward Azuolas Tubelis, who topped the conference in points (19.3 per game) and rebounds (9.3 per game), the Wildcats will try to improve upon their Sweet 16 appearance last season.
For Arizona to advance as the No. 2 seed in the South Region of the 2023 NCAA bracket, they would need to defeat No. 15 Princeton and the winner of No. 7 Missouri and No. 10 Utah State. With a likely matchup in the Sweet Sixteen against No. 3 Baylor or No. 6 Creighton, Arizona would face top seed Alabama in the Elite Eight if they made it that far in the NCAA Tournament 2023. Can the Wildcats pull a minor upset to advance to their first Final Four since 2001? Before making any 2023 March Madness bracket predictions, be sure to check out the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket picks from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulated the entire 2023 NCAA Tournament 10,000 times. It has absolutely crushed its March Madness picks, beating over 92% of all CBS Sports brackets two of the last four tournaments. The model also nailed three teams in the West and South Region Sweet 16 last year, including No. 5 seed Houston.
It knows how to spot an upset as well. The same model has produced brackets that have nailed 18 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. It also nailed some massive upsets two years ago, including predicting the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor and hitting Houston’s Midwest Region win even though…
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Author : CBS Sports Staff
Publish date : 2023-03-16 00:09:40
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