NCAA: Home teams advance 70% of the time

I would have thought it was higher than that, really. A 70% rate means we can expect 5 of the 16 seeds to lose.

<LINK_TEXT text=“ … 70-percent”></LINK_TEXT>

Which means we better not count our chickens before they hatch. I believe I read we had failed to advance four of the last six times we hosted. This does not seem to be an easy regional, either. Dallas Baptist has a reputation of pulling the upset.

That sounds about right. Last year three of the top eight national seeds lost their regional. Other regional hosts, like Arkansas, also were eliminated.