BRACKETOLOGY: Monday January 28, 2019

LAST FOUR IN: Nebraska, Utah St, Arizona St, VCU

LAST FOUR OUT: UCF, Butler, Temple, Seton Hall

NEXT FOUR OUT: UNC-Greensboro, Memphis, Belmont, St. John’s

This bracket is good for games through 1/27

SOUTH
1.Tennessee16.Prairie View/Norfolk St Columbia, SC

8.Florida St9.Minnesota

5.Villanova12.Murray St Hartford

4.Purdue13.Davidson

6.Buffalo11.Lipscomb San Jose

3.Nevada14.South Dakota St

7.Cincinnati10.Texas Jacksonville

2.North Carolina15.Radford

WEST
1.Gonzaga16.Rider Salt Lake City

8.NC State9.Auburn

5.Maryland12.VCU/Arizona St Hartford

4.LSU13.Vermont

6.Wisconsin11.Creighton Jacksonville

3.Virginia Tech14.Northern Kentucky

7.Washington10.Wofford Columbus

2.Michigan15.Loyola-Chicago

MIDWEST

1.Virginia16.Bucknell Columbus

8.Mississippi St9.Syracuse

5.Iowa St12.Utah St/Nebraska San Jose

4.Louisville13.Yale

6.Oklahoma11.Indiana Tulsa

3.Marquette14.Texas St

7.Kansas St10.Ohio St Des Moines

2.Kentucky15.UC-Irvine

EAST
1.Duke16.Sam Houston St/Robert Morris Columbia, SC

8.Baylor9.Mississippi

5.Texas Tech12.Hofstra Salt Lake City

4.Houston13.New Mexico St

6.Iowa11.Florida Tulsa

3.Kansas14.North Texas

7.TCU10.Alabama Des Moines

2.Michigan St15.Montana

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UCF’s B.J. Taylor Playing with Sense of Urgency

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UCF (14-3, 4-1) fifth-year senior guard B.J. Taylor is a hometown kid in his last year and that finality is not lost on him.

“This is me, Tacko (Fall), Chad’s (Brown) last season as we always say,” Taylor said. “So we’ve got to make the most of it because this is our last shot to make a deep run in conference and into post-season tournaments.”

This is UCF’s best chance at an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament in program history. Much of that depends on Taylor, who is averaging 17.1 points per game. He was named the preseason player of the year in the American Athletic Conference and was a dark horse all-American candidate.

So it was no surprise that down the stretch in Saturday’s 64-62 win over Tulsa , the ball found its way into Taylor’s hands.

“We put B.J. on the ball. He’s played on the ball his entire career,” UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins said. “I thought putting him back on it in this game and have him kind of get us organized – use that experience as a fifth-year senior and he delivered.”

Taylor finished the game with 15 points, including the last five.

Now Taylor’s leadership will be put to the test as he has to make sure his team is prepared to go on the road and not have a let-down performance against Tulane, one of the worse teams in the American, on Tuesday. He said that the team needs to be focused and not take the Green Wave lightly.

“We know we control our own destiny and we know it’s on us to make happen what we want to happen,” said Taylor.

BRACKETOLOGY: Monday January 21, 2019

LAST FOUR IN: Butler, Arizona St, Seton Hall, VCU

LAST FOUR OUT: Alabama, Arizona, Temple, San Francisco

NEXT FOUR OUT: Florida, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Fresno St

This bracket is good for games through 1/20.

SOUTH
1.Tennessee16.Prairie View/Robert Morris Columbia, SC

8.Texas9.Florida St

5.Houston12.Hofstra Hartford

4.Maryland13.Vermont

6.Wisconsin11.UCF Jacksonville

3.North Carolina14.Marshall

7.Mississippi10.Minnesota Tulsa

2.Kansas15.Georgia St

WEST
1.Gonzaga16.Weber St Salt Lake City

8.NC State9.Indiana

5.Purdue12.Murray St Hartford

4.Marquette13.Yale

6.Auburn11.VCU/Seton Hall Jacksonville

3.Virginia Tech14.Radford

7.Kansas St10.Syracuse Columbus

2.Michigan St15.Rider

MIDWEST
1.Virginia16.Bucknell Columbus

8.Mississippi St9.Washington

5.Buffalo12.Arizona St/Butler San Jose

4.LSU13.New Mexico St

6.Iowa11.Wofford Tulsa

3.Texas Tech14.Loyola-Chicago

7.Oklahoma10.St. Johns Des Moines

2.Michigan15.UC-Santa Barbara

EAST
1.Duke16.Sam Houston St/North Carolina A&T Columbia, SC

8.Cincinnati9.TCU

5.Louisville12.Lipscomb Salt Lake City

4.Iowa St13.Saint Louis

6.Villanova11.Ohio St San Jose

3.Nevada14.Northern Kentucky

7.Nebraska10.Baylor Des Moines

2.Kentucky15.South Dakota St

Weekend Bracket 1/19-1/20/2019

LAST FOUR IN: Temple, Arizona St, VCU, Alabama

LAST FOUR OUT: Butler, Baylor, Oregon, Pittsburgh

NEXT FOUR OUT: San Francisco, Arizona, Clemson, Oregon St

This bracket is good for games through 1/18

EAST
1.Virginia16.Wagner/North Carolina A&T Columbia, SC

8.TCU9.Cincinnati

5.Houston12.Hofstra Des Moines

4.Iowa St13.Saint Louis

6.Oklahoma11.UCF Des Moines

3.Kentucky14.Northern Kentucky

7.Mississippi10.Ohio St Tulsa

2.Texas Tech15.Marshall

WEST
1.Duke16.Rider Jacksonville

8.Indiana9.Washington

5.Louisville12.Arizona St/Temple San Jose

4.Marquette13.New Mexico St

6.Buffalo11.Wofford San Jose

3.Nevada14.Radford

7.Nebraska10.Syracuse Salt Lake City

2.Gonzaga15.Lehigh

SOUTH
1.Tennessee16.Weber St Columbia, SC

8.Kansas St9.St. Johns

5.Purdue12.Murray St Salt Lake City

4.Auburn13.Yale

6.Iowa11.Alabama/VCU Jacksonville

3.North Carolina14.Georgia St

7.Florida St10.Texas Columbus

2.Michigan St15.UC-Santa Barbara

MIDWEST
1.Michigan16.Texas Southern/Sam Houston St Columbus

8.Mississippi St9.NC State

5.LSU12.Lipscomb Hartford

4.Maryland13.Vermont

6.Villanova11.Minnesota Hartford

3.Virginia Tech14.Loyola-Chicago

7.Wisconsin10.Seton Hall Tulsa

2.Kansas15.South Dakota St