March Madness: Lady Dogs Fall To Marist, Georgia Tech Defeats Sacred Heart

March Madness! Kentucky and Duke are in Atlanta's NCAA Tournament South Region, Georgia and Georgia Tech made the Women's Tournament, Savannah State's in the NIT, and Georgia State and Mercer are in the CIT.

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2012 NCAA Women's Tournament: Georgia Tech Advances 76-50 Over Sacred Heart

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets advance to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Women's Tournament after capturing a 76-50 win over Sacred Heart. The Yellow Jackets will take on Georgetown in second-round action on Tuesday.

Georgia Tech jumped out to an early 36-21 lead in the first half and pulled away in the second behind a strong offensive game from Sydney Wallace who finished with 28 points. Sasha Goodlett added 12 points and 11 rebounds while Mo Bennett chipped in 11. Tech shot 53 percent from the field and was a sizzling 8-12 from three-point range.

Gabrielle Washington led Sacred Heart with 13 points while Callan Taylor added 10. The Pioneers struggled against the Yellow Jackets' defense shooting just 39 percent in the game while turning the ball over 20 times.

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2012 Women's NCAA Tournament: Marist Upsets Georgia

The fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs were upset on Sunday, losing 76-70 to the Marist Red Foxes.

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2012 Women's NCAA Tournament Bracket And Schedule: UGA, Georgia Tech In Action On Sunday

The Women's 2012 NCAA Tournament is underway and both the Georgia Lady Dogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be in action on Sunday. The Lady Dogs will take on Marist at 12:05 p.m. today while the Yellow Jackets will face Sacred Heart at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Here is the full lineup for all of the action that will be taking place on Sunday.

Des Moines Region:

No. 8 Ohio St. vs. No. 9 Florida - 12:15 p.m.
No. 5 Georgetown vs. No. 12 Fresno St. - 12:20 p.m.
No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 16 UCSB - 2:45 p.m.
No. 4 Georgia Tech vs. No. 13 Sacred Heart - 2:50 p.m.
No. 3 Delaware vs. No. 14 Little Rock - 5:20 p.m.
No. 6 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Kansas - 7:50 p.m.

Raleigh Region:

No. 4 Georgia vs. No. 13 Marist - 12:05 p.m.
No. 8 Cal vs. No. 9 Iowa - 12:10 p.m.
No. 5 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast University - 2:35 p.m.
No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Liberty - 2:40 p.m.

Fresno Region:

No. 3 St. John's vs. No. 14 Creighton - 5:05 p.m.
No. 7 Vanderbilt vs. No. 10 Middle Tennessee - 5:10 p.m.
No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Michigan - 7:35 p.m.
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Samford - 7:40 p.m.

Kingston Region:

No. 4 Penn St. vs. No. 13 UTEP - 5:15 p.m.
No. 5 LSU vs. No. 12 San Diego St. - 7:45 p.m.

You can click here to find the full 2012 NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket.

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CIT Tournament 2012, Mercer Vs. Georgia State Final Score: Bears Top Panthers 64-59 To Advance

The Mercer Bears are moving onto the next round of the CIT Tournament after their 64-59 win over the Georgia St. Panthers. Mercer was cruising through this game as they led Georgia State by 10 points at the half, but they had to hold off a late second half comeback attempt by Georgia State.

Georgia State fell behind as many as 13 points in the second half but they went on an 18-4 run to tie the game at 49 points apiece with 4:53 left, and it was a two-point game with 37 second left on a Brandon McGee three-point shot. Mercer was able to make their free throws the rest of the way while Georgia State missed all three of their three-point attempts in an effort to tie the game.

Mercer had three players who scored in double figures and were led by Justin Cecil who had 19 points.

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2012 CIT Schedule: Second Round Includes Georgia State Vs. Mercer

The Georgia State Panthers and the Mercer Bears tip off their second round CIT match-up at 4 p.m. Saturday at the University Center in Macon.

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President Obama's 2012 Bracket Predictions: No.1 Kentucky Picked To Win South Region

President Barack Obama has filled out his NCAA Tournament bracket, as he does every year with ESPN's Andy Katz, and like most people, has the Kentucky Wildcats coming out of the South region to head to the Final Four.

A lot of the commander-in-chief's bracket picks are chalk, but Obama does have No. 3-seed Baylor taking out No. 2-seed Duke in the Elite Eight. The other upset the president is picking is the No. 12-seed Virginia Commonwealth Rams beating No. 5-seed Wichita State Shockers. VCU was the Cinderella team to make it to the Final Four last season, and Wichita State is a popular pick to do something similar in 2012. Obama also has the No. 10-seed Xavier Muskateers defeating the No. 7-seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

President Obama's Final Four picks are as follows:

No.1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 2 Missouri Tigers

No.1 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes

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Savannah State Vs. Tennessee Final Score: Vols Defeat Tigers In First Round NIT Action

The Savannah State Tigers fell in first-round NIT action to the Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 65-51. Tennessee took a 32-24 lead at the break and held strong in the second half.

Savannah State's Rashad Hassan led all scorers with 20 points on 9-19 shooting. Preston Blackmon added 14 points for the Tigers. Freshman Jarnell Stokes led Tennessee with 13 points and five rebounds while Josh Richardson and Yemi Makanjuola finished with 10 points each.

Savannah State finished the season with a 21-12 record and losing their last two games. The Tigers were the No. 1 seed in the Mid-Eastern Conference after claiming the regular season crown but was upset in the Conference Tournament by Hampton.

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VIDEO: 2012 NCAA Tournament South Region: Kentucky Should Roll

Over at the SB Nation NCAA basketball hub page, our staff has videos breaking down each region of the bracket for the NCAA Tournament. We're trying to help you out with your office pool so be sure to pay attention.

In the South region, the Kentucky Wildcats is the overwhelming favorite, Nick Fasulo points out in the video, but Wichita State can still be a tricky opponent and a surprise in the bracket.

"First thing you wanna do, put Kentucky in the Final Four and figure out everything else," Fasulo said. He also acknowledged basketball historians thirst for a Duke vs. Kentucky 20-year anniversary rematch of the Christian Laettner shot.

But Fasulo says UNLV could get past the Baylor Bears and Duke Blue Devils. Check out the video right here.


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Tennessee Vs. Savannah State: Tigers Open NIT Tournament Against Volunteers

The Savannah State Tigers face the Tennessee Volunteers in the first round of the NIT tournament

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NCAA Women's Tournament Bracket 2012: UGA, Georgia Tech Earn No. 4 Seeds

The Georgia Lady Dogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets both earned No. 4 seeds in the 2012 NCAA Women's Tournament. The Yellow Jackets will take on Sacred Heart in the first round while Georgia will matchup with Marist.

Georgia Tech finished 24-8 on the season and had a surprising run through the ACC Conference Tournament. The Yellow Jackets defeated North Carolina and NC State on their way to the tournament final where they lost to Maryland 68-65. Sacred Heart finished 25-7 and won the Northeast Conference regular season and conference tournaments.

Georgia finished with a 22-8 record while going 11-5 in conference play. The Lady Dogs suffered a 59-55 upset loss to South Carolina in the quarterfinals of the SEC Conference Tournament. Marist went 25-7 on the season and captured the Metro regular season title along with the conference tournament.

For more on the Georgia Lady Dogs and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets visit Dawg Sports and From The Rumble Seat.

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March Madness 2012: Amy K. Nelson Talks With Kenny Smith About NCAA Tourney Picks

Amy K. Nelson chops it up with Kenny "The Jet" Smith as they discuss the NCAA tourney with key picks, sleepers and upsets.

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2012 Women's NCAA Tournament Selection Show TV Schedule: Two Georgia Teams Await Seeds

Georgia and Georgia Tech will make it into at least one NCAA Tournament this year.

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NCAA Bracket 2012 Predictions: Final Four Picks Include Kentucky Over Baylor

Kentucky's predicted to win the 2012 NCAA Tournament's South Region, making them champs in their second straight trip to the Georgia Dome.

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2012 CIT Tournament: Georgia State, Mercer Rep Peach State

How many tournaments can there possibly be? Oh, we can keep going, y'all. For schools that didn't make it into the NCAA, NIT, or CBI, there's the midmajor-exclusive, pay-to-play CollegeInsider.com Tournament, which will include the Georgia St. Panthers and Mercer Bears this time around.

The Panthers will get Tennessee Tech in Round 1, while Mercer hosts Tennessee State. With Savannah State playing Tennessee in the NIT, maybe a couple of state governors should wager some lake water on the best-of-three. First-round games begin on March 13, with the title game on March 28. Games are scheduled to air on Fox College Sports, so check your local TV listings!

The full bracket will be out soon here.

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Full NIT Tournament 2012 Bracket: Savannah State Draws Tennessee

The 2012 National Invitational Tournament bracket is upon us, featuring an appearance by the Savannah St. Tigers. Even though they're a bottom-seeded team in the NIT, they're still the highest-ranking Georgia team in any national tournament, with their automatic appearance coming by virtue of their regular season MEAC championship. Savannah State gets the No. 1 seed Tennessee Volunteers Tuesday night.

The title round of the 75th NIT is set as usual for New York City, this time from March 27 to March 29. Round 1 begins March 13.

Here's the complete 2012 NIT bracket. For individual game TV times and schedules, head to ESPN.com. Every higher-seeded team but Dayton will host its opening round game -- the Flyers lose their home arena to the NCAA Tournament's play-in thing.

Top Left Bracket

No. 1 Washington vs. No. 8 UT-Arlington

No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 5 Akron

No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 6 LSU

No. 2 Dayton vs. No. 7 Iowa

Bottom Left Bracket

No. 1 Tennessee vs. No. 8 Savannah State

No. 4 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 5 Marshall

No. 3 La Salle vs. No. 6 Minnesota

No. 2 Miami vs. No. 7 Valparaiso

Top Right Bracket

No. 1 Seton Hall vs. No. 8 Stony Brook

No. 4 Mississippi State vs. No. 5 UMass

No. 3 Drexel vs. No. 6 Central Florida

No. 2 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 7 UNI

Bottom Right Bracket

No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 8 Bucknell

No. 4 Oral Roberts vs. No. 5 Nevada

No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 6 Cleveland State

No. 2 Ole Miss vs. No. 7 Illinois State

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NCAA Tournament 2012, SEC Teams: Kentucky, Vanderbilt Lead

The Kentucky Wildcats didn't win the SEC, but as has become recent tradition, they're being given the inside shot at the national title anyway. U mad, fans of every sport? UK was named the No. 1 overall seed and will get home region advantage in the South, where they'll start in Louisville and march toward Atlanta (easy now!).

Also joining them, among SEC teams: the Florida Gators are a 7 seed in the West (vs. the Virginia Cavaliers), the SEC champion Vanderbilt Commodores are a 5 seed in the East (vs. the Harvard Crimson ... pretty nerdy game!), and the Alabama Crimson Tide are a 9 seed in the Midwest (vs. Creighton).

That makes for four SEC teams, with the Mississippi Rebels just missing the cut.

Among pending SEC representatives, the Missouri Tigers were named a 2 seed in the West. Call it four and a half?

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NCAA Tournament 2012, ACC Teams: UNC, Duke Headline

The North Carolina Tar Heels were named a 1 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, getting top honors in the Midwest Region. They did this despite losing their conference title game to the Florida St. Seminoles. UNC will get either Lamar or Vermont.

FSU showed up at a 3 seed in the East vs. the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Duke Blue Devils are a 2 seed in the South (vs. Lehigh), while the Virginia Cavaliers are a 10 seed in the West, where they'll get the Florida Gators. The N.C. State Wolfpack grabbed an 11 seed against SDSU in the Midwest.

That's five teams from the ACC, but the future ACC fared pretty well too.

If conference realignment were settled as of today, the ACC would've had two top seeds, as the Syracuse Orange reign over the East Region. The Big East regular season champs will open up in Pittsburgh -- the Panthers didn't make the cut.

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NCAA Tournament 2012 South Region Bracket: Kentucky, Duke Favored To Win Atlanta

The Georgia Dome in Atlanta will play host to the 2012 NCAA Tournament's South Region from March 22 through March 25. The winner of that Region will advance to the Final Four. As it stands, it looks to be Catlanta in a couple weeks, as the Kentucky Wildcats have earned the No. 1 seed overall and the top seed in the South. The other three Regional top seeds: the Michigan St. Spartans in the West, North Carolina Tar Heels in the Midwest, and Syracuse Orange in the East.

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The complete South Region bracket, which will include "second" and "third" round action in Louisville, Kentucky; Greensboro, North Carolina; Albequerque, New Mexico; and Portland, Oregon:

Louisville (Thursday):

No. 1 Kentucky vs. No. 16 Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky

No. 8 Iowa State vs. No. 9 UConn

Portland (Thursday):

No. 5 Wichita State vs. No. 12 VCU

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 New Mexico State

Greensboro (Friday):

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Xavier

No. 2 Duke vs. No. 15 Lehigh

Albequerque (Thursday):

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 South Dakota State

No. 6 UNLV vs. No. 11 Colorado

A mighty stacked Region, and we should get to see some good ball once everything makes its way to Atlanta.

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2012 NIT Selection Show Time, TV Coverage: Savannah State Already In

No Georgia teams will make it into the 2012 NCAA Tournament, unless 40 schools decide to fold their basketball programs within the next hour or so. Crazier things have happened. World War I, for instance. World War I makes the least sense of anything. You should read up on it!

However, the Peach State won't be shut out of national tournament basketball, as the Savannah St. Tigers, regular season MEAC champs, have already locked down a spot in the NIT. If they'd won the MEAC tournament, they'd be at the big dance, but at least Georgia has a representative in the middle dance, yes?

Other teams already in, via: Akron, Bucknell, Drexel, Iona, Middle Tennessee, Nevada, Oral Roberts, Stony Brook, UT-Arlington, and Valparaiso.

There's also the CBI tournament, for NIT snubs, and the CIT below that. It may go on forever.

Time: 9 p.m. Eastern, two hours after the NCAA Selection Show ends.

TV information: You can find the NIT Selection show on ESPNU.

Bracketology: Looking for a head start? Head over to NIT-ology for a look at the projected field.

For more on the NIT, be sure to check out our NCAA basketball hub. Also be sure to check out our 2012 NCAA Tournament for more on the Big Dance.

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Bracketology 2012: Kentucky, North Carolina Projected As Top Seeds

The latest NCAA Tournament projections show the Kentucky Wildcats nailing down the top seed and staying close to home in the South Regional hosted by Atlanta.

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Bracketology 2012: Kentucky Looks Like Tournament's Top Seed

Kentucky looks to have all but locked up the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament while North Carolina can nail down a No. 1 seed with a win in the ACC Tournament final.

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NCAA Selection Sunday 2012: Time, TV Schedule And More

There won't be much of a local feel to the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday since no team from the state of Georgia will be capturing a bid to the tournament. Both Georgia and Georgia Tech suffered their way through tough seasons. The Yellow Jackets were knocked out of the first round of the ACC Tournament by Miami, and Georgia was bounced in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Georgia State and Mercer had solid seasons in their respective conferences, and Georgia Southern improved over last season. Kennesaw State reminded Georgia and Georgia Tech fans in the state that yes things could be much worse. The state's best chance for a tournament team looked like it would be Savannah State, who earned the top seed in the MEAC Tournament but promptly was upset by eight seeded Hampton in the second round of the tournament.

However, Atlanta does get to host a regional, and the SEC and ACC could be represented by almost a dozen combined teams, according to Saturday's bracketology.

NCAA Selection Sunday

Date/Time: Sunday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

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