The Latest: Yale opens gym for first NCAA invite since '62
The Kansas Jayhawks pose for a team photo after winning an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in the finals of the Big 12 conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament, with 32 automatic qualifiers and 36 at-large teams picked and placed into brackets (all times Eastern):
Yale has opened up Payne Whitney Gymnasium to the public and set up a movie screen at center court for fans to watch the Bulldogs receive their first invitation to the NCAA Tournament since 1962.
The team, which clinched the Ivy League championship on the road at Columbia, also planned to cut down the nets before the pairings are announced.
Yale finished the regular season with a 22-6 overall record and was 13-1 in the Ivy, matching the best league record in school history.
The team is 7-1 since captain Jack Montague was expelled from school in February.
The Bulldogs last week apologized for wearing T-shirts in support of Montague during warmups of their Feb. 26 win over Harvard, a move that upset many on campus. The school has not said why Montague was expelled.
– Pat Eaton-Robb in New Haven, Connecticut
For Kansas, a top seed seems inevitable. For bubble teams like Monmouth, St. Mary's and Wichita State, Selection Sunday will be a long day.
The brackets come out for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night, closing out one of the most unpredictable seasons in memory.
Schools all over the country are tuning into a two-hour selection show that's revealing the 68 teams invited to the tournament.
The contenders include 32 teams who automatically qualify by winning their conference title, and 36 at-large bids awarded by a selection committee.
The whole field is keenly interested in the subjective seeding battle, with bracket placement a big deal toward the path to a title.
But bubble teams were very much sweating the outcome of the American Athletic conference tournament, where Memphis tried but failed to beat UConn and squeeze out another bubble team.
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