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NCAA Tournament Selection Sunday: Cincinnati Bearcats Named No. 2 Seed

They will face Georgia State in the first round.

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The Cincinnati Bearcats have been locks for the NCAA Tournament pretty much since the season began. But now they are officially in the field of 68. The selection committee formally set the bracket for the greatest sporting event in the history of the world on Sunday, even if they did it in the least entertaining way possible. In the announcement, the American Athletic Conference champion Bearcats were selected as a No. 2 seed in the Southern Conference. They will play the No. 15 seed Georgia State Panthers.

First Look: Georgia State

Record KenPom Offensive Rating Defensive Rating RPI SOS
Record KenPom Offensive Rating Defensive Rating RPI SOS
24-10 96 109.0 (101) 101.8 (106) .5197 (131) 294

Cincinnati will play in Nashville on Friday in the first round and is in the same bracket as No. 1 seed Virginia. That means defense is going to reign in this bracket. We’ll be here all week with coverage as the Bearcats get set to march forward.