Breaking down the NCAA pool
Posted on Monday, Mar 16, 2009
EARLY LAST WEEK, the at-large pool looked rather soft. It hardened on Friday night, making it quite uncomfortable for teams that looked solidly in the field. By the time the upsets were done, four at-large spots evaporated because non-at-large teams Cleveland State (Horizon), Temple (Atlantic 10), USC (Pacific 10) and Mississippi State (Southeastern) won conference tournaments.