March Madness: Which Raiders Are Represented?

March. Madness. Is. Back.

The 2018 iteration of the NCAA Tournament officially kicks off Thursday morning; yes, I know the First Four games are already in process, but I’m talking about the final field of 64.

Whether you’re a diehard college hoops fan, or you just like filling out a bracket for kicks, the Madness will be the talk of the town for the better part of the next month – the next two weeks in particular.

Like many of you, the Silver and Black will have a rooting interest in the tournament, and with 24 players represented by 16 schools, the Raiders alma maters will be represented in mass.

Let’s take a look at which player’s schools are involved in the tournament, and you can decide for yourself who you think is headed to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

**UCLA lost to St. Bonaventure in the First Four round Tuesday night, but since they technically made the tournament, they’re included in this list. *

Alabama

Wide receiver Amari Cooper

Arizona

Defensive back Shaquille Richardson

Arkansas

Guard Denver Kirkland

Wide receiver Keon Hatcher

Defensive back Tevin Mitchel

Buffalo

Defensive end Khalil Mack

Cincinnati

Wide receiver Johnny Holton

Florida

Tackle David Sharpe

Florida State

Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.

Center Rodney Hudson

Kansas

Cornerback Dexter McDonald

Miami (Fla.)

Offensive lineman Jon Feliciano

Tight end Clive Walford

Michigan State

Quarterback Connor Cook

Linebacker Shilique Calhoun

North Carolina

Running back Elijah Hood

Ohio State

Cornerback Gareon Conley

Tennessee

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson

Center James Stone

Texas Tech

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree

Running back DeAndré Washington

UCLA

Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes

West Virginia

Linebacker Bruce Irvin

Safety Karl Joseph

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