Bracket projection: W. Kentucky
Hilltoppers' miracle run lands them unlikely tournament berth
A coaching change and some fortunate breaks in the Sun Belt tournament have Western Kentucky in the field, albeit the only one of 68 teams with a losing record. But the Hilltoppers finished 10-4 under former assistant Ken Harper and are good enough defensively to advance to the main bracket.
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