Where will FGCU's men land in NCAA tourney bracket?

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FGCU Mercer University during the final game of the Atlantic Sun Basketball Championship at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. on Saturday.

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Scott McIntyre/Staff FGCU Mercer University during the final game of the Atlantic Sun Basketball Championship at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. on Saturday.

The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team won’t know its next step until Selection Sunday. However coach Andy Enfield offered his best guess at where the Eagles could land in the NCAA tournament field after his team’s victory in the Atlantic Sun tournament.

The 68 teams in the NCAA tournament field and their seeding won’t be announced for another week. The tournament bracket is made public Sunday, March 17. Until then, the Eagles can only guess what seed they could get based on their ratings percentage index.

The RPI judges teams on their wins and losses and strength of schedule. CBS Sports’ RPI ratings lists FGCU at No. 103 with the 212th strongest schedule in the country. ESPN has the Eagles No. 106 in the country (out of 347 teams) in RPI.

“I expect anywhere between 12 and 14,” Enfield said about his team’s potential seeding. “We deserve higher than 14, but I’m not on the tournament committee. We’re certainly not a 15 or 16.”

Enfield said his team’s 63-51 victory over Miami on Nov. 13 should help the Eagles. Miami (23-5) won the regular season Atlantic Coast Conference championship and is No. 6 in the latest Associated Press poll.

Beating Mercer twice also helps, said the Eagles coach. Mercer beat Florida State and Alabama this year.

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