ESPN does a nice job with the BracketBuster Matchups
In case you haven’t seen them yet, the marquee matchups are as follows:
Southern Illinois at Butler: The winner probably earns a protected #4 seed.
Winthrop at Missouri State: A win by the Eagles puts them on the at-large bubble…a win for MoState gives them a little breathing room down the stretch in The Valley.
Northern Iowa at Nevada: Huge upside for UNI; a loss for Nevada might mean a long road trip for the first two rounds of the NCAA’s.
Drexel at Creighton: Huge upside again for the road team in this one.
Bradley at VCU: The loser probably loses all chance at an at-large.
Appalachian State at Wichita State: See Bradley at VCU.
Ohio at New Mexico State: NMSU has to be the most disappointed team of the bunch listed here…no significant improvement on that #317 non-conference SOS with this one. A loss cripples any at-large chances.
Holy Cross at Hofstra: Hofstra was a long shot to earn at at-large to begin with, and could have used a stronger opponent.
Old Dominion at Toledo: Winner improves at least one seeding line if they win their conference tournament.