TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 10: The Arizona Wildcats mascot "Wilber" performs during the college basketball game against the Clemson Tigers at McKale Center on December 10, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Tigers 63-47. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona Wildcats Not Invited To The Dance

They hope now for at least an invitation to the NIT

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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Analysis: Seton Hall Possibly Most Notable Snub

The Arizona Wildcats did not make it into the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but they were far from the only team that was snubbed. In taking a closer look at the final brackets, one omission seems to stand out.

SB Nation basketball editor Mike Rutherford offers five points of analysis regarding the bracket announcements. One of his points is that the Seton Hall Pirates were snubbed mightily by the selection committee.

It was a disappointing Sunday for a number of teams hoping to hear their name called during the selection special, but it was especially brutal for a Seton Hall team that most "Bracketologists" had penciled into the field of 68.

The Pirates’ lone non-conference loss was to Northwestern, and their computer numbers appear to be at-large worthy enough. They had a chance to help themselves by earning a couple of quality wins in the Big East Tournament, but they fell to eventual champion Louisville in the second round.

Click through to the article for a full look at his early analysis. It's very insightful and well worth the read.

You can click here for a full, printable 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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NCAA Tournament 2012: First Four TV Schedule

The 2012 NCAA Tournament is finally here. Before play begins in earnest, the first round will be for the First Four: the first four teams to advance to the round of 64, and the first four teams to be sent home. You can find the TV Schedule right here.

The First Four will air on truTV beginning on Tuesday in Dayton, OH.

- Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Miss Valley St Delta Devils - Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. PT, truTV

- Iona Gaels vs. BYU Cougars - Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. PT, truTV

- Vermont Catamounts vs. Lamar Cardinals - Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. PT, truTV

- South Florida Bulls vs. California Golden Bears - Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. PT, truTV

You can click here for a full, printable 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket.

For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a complete printable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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NCAA Printable Bracket 2012: Keep Track Of March Madness

While there will be no local teams in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, you can track all of the madness thanks to SB Nation's 2012 NCAA Printable bracket. Sure, you won't be able to watch Arizona, but there are several other Pac-12 teams you can track thanks to this resource.

You can find the printable bracket for the 2012 NCAA Tournament right here. For those who prefer online resources to paper and pen office pools, be sure to head over to Yahoo! and fill out a bracket here.

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For more on the 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket, stay with SB Nation's Selection Sunday StoryStream, and stick around SB Nation's NCAA Tournament hub for a completeprintable NCAA Tournament bracket and tons of analysis on who was snubbed, who got the best bracket, and who will make it all the way to New Orleans and the Final Four.

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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Arizona Wildcats Fall Short, Could Head To NIT

The 2012 NCAA Tournament bracket and field has been announced, and the Arizona Wildcats will not be part of March Madness.

The Arizona Wildcats faced a tumultuous season and were forced to deal with numerous injuries to key players such as Kevin Parrom and Jordin Mayes. Combine these losses with suspensions to Josiah Turner and the impact of losing a player as talented as Derrick Williams and it would have been very easy to count the UA out from the early going. In the end, these hurdles were just too big for Sean Miller and Co. to overcome.

The Pac-12 only had two teams be part of the NCAA Tournament. Colorado, who beat the Wildcats in the Pac-12 Tournament Championship game, was chosen as the 11 seed of the South region. They will play six seed UNLV.

The other Pac-12 school in the tourney is California, who will play one of the first four games to determine who will be the 12 seed in the Midwest and face Temple. Cal will play South Florida for that spot in the bracket.

For more on the Arizona Wildcats, visit AZ Desert Swarm. For more coverage of the 'Cats in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, check out SB Nation Arizona's StoryStream to keep you updated throughout the week. Click here for a link to our NCAA bracket 2012.

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Bracketology 2012: Arizona Wildcats Predicted To Be 13 Seed In Latest Predictions

Selection Sunday officially kicks tips off on CBS this evening at 6 p.m. (ET) and college hoops fans across the country will officially learn if they have more madness to come in march or if their favorite team will sit the big dance out. There are fans of teams who are lucky enough to be 100 percent certain that their favorite team will be playing in the NCAA Tournament, but there are a lot of fans who aren't so sure. The fans of those "bubble teams" will be waiting anxiously to hear the news.

One of those bubble teams could be considered the Arizona Wildcats, who in ESPN's Joe Lunardi considers a 13th seed in the West bracket. The Wildcats lost the Pac-12 championship to the Colorado Buffaloes by a score of 53-51 on Saturday afternoon and finished the season with a 23-11 overall record with a 12-6 conference record. The Wildcats' current RPI score is 73.

Arizona State Sun Devil fans won't need to tune in on Sunday as their 10-21 isn't even close to being good enough to let the team get a whiff March basketball action.

For more updates on the Wildcats, head to Arizona Desert Swarm, for more on the Sun Devils go to House of Sparky, and for more updates on Selection Sunday, follow SB Nation Arizona's StoryStream. Also, check in on SB Nation's College Basketball Hub for all the college hoops action you can handle.

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Bracketology 2012: Arizona On The Outside Looking In

The Arizona Wildcats are on the outside looking in at the NCAA Tournament right now and will need a big showing in the Pac-12 tournament - most likely needing to win it - in order for anything to change in time to sneak into the tournament.

Both SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean and ESPN's Joe Lunardi have the Wildcats in the next four out section of their most recent Bracketologies. Teams like Tennessee, VCU, Oregon, NC State, Miami, Iona, Texas, Mississippi and Dayton are in Arizona's way for one of the coveted at-large bids.

Arizona's best chance to get into the tournament would be to take the decision out of the selection committee's hands and win the Pac-12 tournament outright. With how weak the Pac-12 team is right now, top teams like Washington and California are not powerhouses. It can be done.

But can the Wildcats do it?

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NCAA Bracketology 2012: Arizona On The Bubble As No. 11 Seed

March is drawing near which means the madness is right around the corner. Not every team will be participating in the NCAA basketball tournament, though. According to SB Nation's Chris Dobbertean's latest analysis on which teams will make it in and which teams will be shut out, the Arizona Wildcats will be one of the teams that will extend their season by making it into the tournament as a No. 11 seed, but that they're on the bubble and things could go either way right now.

For starters, Harvard faces a significant Ivy homestand (more on that later), while Long Beach State looks to stay perfect in Big West play when UC Riverside comes calling. Among the contenders from multi-bid conferences, Cincinnati, Purdue, and Washington can all grab huge road wins, while Alabama, Arizona, and Seton Hall face tricky challenges on their home floors. Meanwhile, UConn will look to be rude hosts when No. 1 overall seed Syracuse visits. I'll have more specifics on all of these games at the end of the post.

The Wildcats have won seven of their last eight games including a 65-63 win on Saturday over UCLA. Their last regular-season game is Sunday, March 4 on the road against the 8-20 Arizona State Sun Devils. If they win that game, they will put themselves in good position to make it in the tournament in March.

For more on the Wildcats, head to Arizona Desert Swarm.

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Bracketology 2012: Arizona Basketball A No. 11 Seed According To Joe Lunardi

The Arizona Wildcats are riding hot to finish the college basketball season. They've won four straight contests and are likely to win four of their final five games. If Arizona can hold form and perform strongly in the Pac-12 tournament, they're in the best shape possible to get to the NCAA Tournament.

Joe Lunardi of ESPN has the Wildcats moving closer to an at-large bid, putting Arizona in 11th, staying just on the top of the edge of the bubble. Arizona is slated to face Wichita State in the first round, which would be a tough matchup for the Wildcats to deal with; if they somehow get past the likely MVC champs, Baylor would be in their way. Still, considering the tumultuous road Arizona has struggled through this season, the Wildcats would probably be very happy with this seeding.

Check out more of Lunardi's bracketology by clicking here.

To talk about Arizona basketball, head on over to Arizona Desert Swarm.

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Bracketology 2012: Arizona Wildcats On The Bubble

The Arizona Wildcats are still a long way off from hoping to return to the NCAA tournament, especially after a heart-breaking loss in Boulder to the Colorado Buffaloes. At 13-7, Arizona still has a lot of ground to make up to get back into this race, and they need to run off a string of victories to get back in this thing.

Joe Lunardi of ESPN concurs in his latest bracketology, although Arizona apparently isn't in as bad shape as originally projected. The Wildcats are on the bubble, but they're close, as one of the next four teams out (fifth out, making them 73rd overall). Arizona had one of the toughest out-of-conference schedules in the Pac-12, and it seems to be paying off as they're not totally out of it despite their sub-optimal record. They just need to start winning soon.

Check out more of Joe Lunardi's bracketology by clicking here.

To discuss Arizona basketball, head on over to Arizona Desert Swarm.

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Bracketology 2012: Arizona Wildcats Not Projected To 'Dance' In 2012

The Arizona Wildcats played one of the toughest non-conference schedules of anyone in college hoops, but a lack of wins over quality opponents may come back to really bite Sean Miller and the 'Cats in 2012. After just one week of Pac-12 play, Joe Lunardi of ESPN currently has Arizona on the outside looking in at the field of 68.

In his latest update, which came out January 3, Lunardi has Arizona listed among the teams that just missed the cut. Among programs in the conference, the Cal Bears and Stanford Cardinal were the only two to earn a hypothetical bid.

The key for the Wildcats will be the next few weeks. With a favorable schedule, the UA needs to win every home game and at least split every Pac-12 road trip. The games that will determine Arizona's season will likely be their matchups with Cal, Stanford and Washington, and it is imperative for the team to put on a show for the selection committee in those games.

For more Arizona athletics, head on over to AZ Desert Swarm.

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Bracketology 2012: Arizona Wildcats Projected Low Seed In NCAA Tournament

Where are the Wildcats projected to play in March Madness?

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