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Frogs jump up in latest Bracketology; Horns and Aggies in same regional

TCU guard Desmond Bane scores on a layup during the Horned Frogs' 79-66 win at Oklahoma State on Jan. 30. Bane scored 12 points.
TCU guard Desmond Bane scores on a layup during the Horned Frogs' 79-66 win at Oklahoma State on Jan. 30. Bane scored 12 points. AP

As it turns out, winning in a place for the first time since 1925 makes an impression on people.

That’s what has happened to TCU, which won in Stillwater on Tuesday for the first time since Calvin Coolidge was President of the United States.

The Horned Frogs’ 79-66 victory over Oklahoma State bumped them up one spot to a 7-seed in the latest Bracketology by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.

TCU is projected to play 10-seed Providence in the East Regional in Nashville. The winner would play either 2-seed Auburn or 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast.

Kansas has the Big 12’s best seed, holding the top spot in the West Region; other 1-seeds are Villanova, Virginia, and Purdue.

Texas Tech, which defeated Texas on a buzzer-beater on Wednesday, is trending up as a 4-seed in the Midwest Region. The Red Raiders, ranked No. 10 overall, would play 13-seed Buffalo in Dallas. The winner of that game would play either 4-seed Kentucky or 12-seed Louisiana.

The Longhorns are also trending upward as a 9-seed in the South Region. UT would play Arizona State in Charlotte with the winner playing either Virginia or 16-seed Wagner.

Oklahoma (3-seed in the South Region), West Virginia (5-seed in the East), and Kansas State (10-seed in the Midwest) are the other Big 12 teams projected to go dancing in March.

Texas A&M, one of Lunardi’s “Last Four Byes,” is in as a 10-seed in the South Region. SMU, one of the “Last Four In,” would have to win a play-in game against North Carolina State with the winner playing 6-seed Creighton.

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