When the NCAA tournament bracket is unveiled Sunday, sixty-eight coaches will respond by showering their opening-round opponent with enough praise that you would think they were all facing the ’96 Chicago Bulls or the Showtime-era Los Angeles Lakers. The coaches who draw the teams below may have a hard time pulling off that act. [DraftKings: Play Conference Championship Fantasy‚Äč College Basketball. Free Entry to Cash Contest with First Deposit. ] Below are four teams whose presence in your alma mater’s section of the bracket should be cause for quiet confidence rather than despair. Some are dealing with injuries. Others are merely struggling. Each haven’t played well enough recently to suggest they’re destined for a long stay in the NCAA tournament.¬† VCU (22-9, 12-6 A-10): Whereas VCU was clearly the class of the Atlantic 10 prior to Briante Weber’s season-ending knee injury, the loss of the nation’s steals leader has proven to be a devastating blow. The Rams are just 5-6 since Weber went down on Jan. 31 including home losses to Dayton and La Salle and a pair of losses to city rival Richmond. It’s worth noting that leading scorer Treveon Graham sat out two of those six losses due to injury, but nonetheless VCU is clearly is not trending in the right direction entering the postseason. Sometimes its press hasn’t been as aggressive or effective forcing turnovers without Weber. Other times it’s the offense that has been far too inefficient, though Weber’s replacement JeQuan Lewis has scored in double figures seven of his last 10 games. Projected seed: No. 9 Indiana (19-12, 9-9 Big Ten): An Indiana team that cracked the AP Top 25 on Jan. 23 has since lost eight of its last 12 games to tumble all

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