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Bracketology 2011: Texas Tries To Hold On To #2 Seed

With this weekend’s defeat of Baylor assuaging fears about a total meltdown in Austin, the Longhorns were able to shuffle back up to the #2 seed line in Joe Lunardi’s Monday edition of Bracketology. As of today they’d play the #15 seed, Long Beach State. That wasn’t enough for SB Nation’s Chris Dobbertean, who gave them a #3 seed and pitted them against #14 Iona. The Bracket Project has Texas right on the #2-#3 seed borderline, and it stands to reason that they’ll need to at least make the Big 12 Conference Tourney semifinals if they want their resume for the #2 seed to hold up.

Texas A&M was granted a #6 seed by Lunardi, who has them playing the Clemson Tigers in the first round. Dobbertean has bumped them up one notch from last week after their defeat of Texas Tech, and now has them as a #7 seed, where they’ll face Michigan. The Aggies aren’t at the very border of the #6/#7 seed line on The Bracket Project, like the Longhorns are with #2/#3, but they’re pretty close to it. A good showing in the Big 12 Conference Tournament would go a long way for this team’s seeding. If they can somehow win the tourney, they might be able to get back up to the #4 or #5 seedline, where they’ll undoubtedly face Utah State for the 800th straight year.

Texas Southern is still holding steady everywhere: a #16 seed across the board, and likely to go to Akron for the play-in games should they take care of business in the SWAC Conference Tournament.

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