Texas basketball Bracketology update on Selection Sunday

The day has arrived for Texas men's and women's basketball to figure out their postseason fate for the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.

Rodney Terry, Texas basketball
Rodney Terry, Texas basketball / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

Only a few hours remain before head coach Rodney Terry and Texas basketball discover their March Madness fate on Selection Sunday. The Texas men's and women's hoops teams will both figure out who they will be playing in the postseason with the Selection Sunday announcements to close out this weekend.

Texas basketball and Rodney Terry projected to be an eight-seed on Selection Sunday

Terry and the Longhorns are bound to make the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year. And if Texas makes it out of the first round, it will be the third straight year that the Longhorns have won a game in the Big Dance.

Texas's Big 12 Tournament run ended after a second-round loss on March 13 to the Kansas State Wildcats, giving Terry's squad a record of 20-12 (9-9 Big 12) entering the postseason.

KenPom ranks Texas 28th in the nation in adjusted efficiency and 30th in NCAA NET ranking as of the last day of conference championship games on March 17.

In the latest ESPN Bracketology update from Joe Lunardi on the morning of March 17, Texas is projected to be an eight-seed in the Midwest Region in Detroit against the nine-seed Dayton Flyers.

If Lunardi's projection were to become reality for the Longhorns and they won their Round of 64 matchup against Dayton, they would likely face the one-seed Purdue Boilermakers in the Round of 32.

Selection Sunday will be broadcast live nationally following the conclusion of the final of the Big Ten Conference Tournament on March 17 at 5 p.m. CT.

Big 12 projected to have the most teams in the NCAA Tournament field

Texas is one of many teams from the best college hoops conference in the nation that are projected to be in the 68-team NCAA Tournament field this postseason.

Lunardi projects the Big 12 to get nine teams in the NCAA Tournament field, meaning over half of the conference's 14 member schools would get a spot in the Big Dance.

The Big 12 will beat the SEC for the most of any conference for March Madness according to Lunardi's Bracketology projections.

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