Palm: Owls, Explorers, 'Cats in NCAA tourney

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Jerry Palm has faith in Temple.

The Bracketology expert believes the Owls (17-8) would receive the South region’s No. 11 seed in the NCAA Tournament if the field was picked Sunday.

Palm, who has been making tournament predictions since 1994, has Temple facing No. 6 seed Wisconsin in a second-round matchup in Kansas City, Mo.

La Salle and Villanova are the other City 6 teams Palm has in the field of 68.

The Explorers (18-6) are the No. 11 seed in the West. They will face sixth-seed Notre Dame in a second-round game in Austin, Texas.  Palm has the Wildcats (16-10) as one of the two 12 seeds in the Midwest region. Nova would face the other No. 12 seed Baylor in a first-round game in Dayton, Ohio.

Palm has a total of six Atlantic Ten teams in the tourney.

Butler is projected as the Midwest region’s No. 3 seed. Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 8 seed in the South.  St. Louis is ninth in the West, while Charlotte is 11th in the East.

 Click here to view Palm’s updated bracketology blog.