Houston, Iowa claim the last two NCAA automatic bids

The Selection Sunday show for the 68-tearm NCAA men’s basketball tournament gets underway in a few minutes.

Earlier Sunday afternoon, the Houston Cougars and the Iowa Hawkeyes emerged as the last two automatic qualifiers.

The Cougars did it by downing the Memphis Tigers 71-63 for the American Athletic Conference title. The Iowa Hawkeyes pulled off a mild upset in beating the Purdue Boilermakers 75-66 for the Big Ten crown.

We will have 36 at-large bids announced within the next hour or so. Here are the 32 automatic qualifiers:

Houston — American Athletic Conference
Iowa — Big Ten
Tennessee — SEC
Yale — Ivy League
Richmond — Atlantic 10
Cal State Fullerton — Big West
Arizona — Pac-12
New Mexico State — Western Athletic Conference
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi — Southland Conference
Virginia Tech — Atlantic Coast Conference
Alabama-Birmingham — Conference USA
Montana State — Big Sky
Akron (Ohio) — Mid-American Conference
Villanova — Big East
Texas Southern — Southwestern Athletic Conference
Boise State — Mountain West
Kansas — Big 12
St. Peter’s (N.J.) — MAAC
Norfolk State (Va.) — MEAC
Vermont — America East
Colgate (N.Y.) — Patriot League
Gonzaga (Wash.) — West Coast Conference
Jacksonville State (Ala.) — Atlantic Sun
Bryant (R.I.) — Northeast Conference
Delaware — Colonial Athletic Association
Wright State (Ohio) — Horizon League
South Dakota State — Summit League
Chattanooga (Tenn.) — Southern Conference
Georgia State — Sun Belt
Longwood (Va.) — Big South
Loyola-Chicago — Missouri Valley
Murray State (Ky.) — Ohio Valley

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