College basketball reporter Marcus Fuller will get about a dozen weeks this winter to predict the four teams coming to Minneapolis in April. Here's his latest shot:
The Cavaliers won their seventh straight Monday with 18 three-pointers vs. Syracuse. Undefeated since falling for the second time to Duke in February, Virginia can at least earn a share of its second straight ACC title Saturday vs. Louisville.
Where would the Zags be without San Jose State transfer ø Brandon Clarke? The 6-8 forward is second on the team in points (16.6) and leads in rebounds (8.5), blocks (3.2) and field goal percentage (68.5).
Blue Devils fans are getting anxious about when superstar freshman Zion Williamson will return from a knee sprain. Two losses and a near upset at home against lowly Wake Forest brings questions about whether Duke can hold on to a No. 1 seed.
The Volunteers are back on the No. 1 seed line in NCAA tourney projections after avenging an earlier loss to Kentucky. They can clinch at least a share of the SEC regular-season title with a win Saturday at Auburn.