Check out full field for NCAA tourney

BY foxsports • March 11, 2012

 

South
Seed
Team
1
 Kentucky
16
 MVSU/W. Ky.
9
 Connecticut
8
 Iowa State
5
 Wichita State
12
 VCU
13
 New Mexico St.
4
 Indiana
3
 Baylor
14
 S. Dakota St.
11
 Colorado
6
 UNLV
7
 Notre Dame
10
 Xavier
15
 Lehigh
2
 Duke
West
Seed
Team
1
 Michigan State
16
 LIU Brooklyn
9
 Saint Louis
8
 Memphis
5
 New Mexico
12
 Long Beach St.
13
 Davidson
4
 Louisville
3
 Marquette
14
 BYU/Iona
11
 Colorado St.
6
 Murray State
7
 Florida
10
 Virginia
15
 Norfolk St.
2
 Missouri
East
Seed
Team
1
 Syracuse
16
 UNC Asheville
9
 Southern Miss
8
 Kansas State
5
 Vanderbilt
12
 Harvard
13
 Montana
4
 Wisconsin
3
 Florida State
14
 St. Bonaventure
11
 Texas
6
 Cincinnati
7
 Gonzaga
10
 West Virginia
15
 Loyola (MD)
2
 Ohio State
Midwest
Seed
Team
1
 North Carolina
16
 Lamar/Vermont
9
 Alabama
8
 Creighton
5
 Temple
12
 Cal/S. Florida
13
 Ohio
4
 Michigan
3
 Georgetown
14
 Belmont
11
 NC State
6
 San Diego State
7
 Saint Mary's
10
 Purdue
15
 Detroit
2
 Kansas



Here we go. Kentucky gets the overall No. 1 seed in the South region. No big surprise there. Syracuse will be the No. 1 in the East region. Also no surprise. North Carolina is No. 1 in the Midwest region. The surprise: Michigan State, getting rewarded for their Big Ten tournament title with the No. 1 seed in the West region.

South region

Kentucky will open in Louisville, taking on the winner of a First Four game between Mississippi Valley State and Western Kentucky. Also in Louisville, No. 8 seed Iowa State will face No. 9 Connecticut.

Duke is the No. 2 seed in the region, playing in Greensboro against No. 15 Lehigh in the opener. They're joined in Greensboro by No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 10 Xavier.

Baylor gets the No. 3 seed after a run to the Big 12 tournament title game, playing in Albuquerque. They'll face No. 14 South Dakota State, making its first-ever tournament appearance. No. 6 UNLV faces No. 11 Colorado in the other Albuquerque contest.

In Portland, Indiana is the top seed at No. 4. They'll play No. 13 New Mexico State in the opener. No. 5 Wichita State will face No. 12 VCU — a surprise Final Four team last season — in the other Portland showdown.

West region

Michigan State gets sent to Columbus for the initial rounds. They'll face No. 16 seed LIU Brooklyn in the opener. Also in Columbus, No. 8 seed Memphis will face No. 9 Saint Louis.

The No. 2 seed in the West is Missouri, facing No. 15 Norfolk State in Omaha. No. 7 Florida faces No. 10 Virginia in Omaha as well.

No. 3 seed Marquette will open in Louisville, taking on the winner of a First Four game between BYU and Iona — a surprise entrant in the field. Also in Louisville, No. 6 seed Murray State — which went 30-1 in the regular season — will battle No. 11 Colorado State.

Portland will host No. 4 seed Louisville, champions of the Big East tournament. They'll face No. 13 Davidson in the opener. They are joined in Portland by No. 5 New Mexico and No. 12 Long Beach State.

East region

Syracuse draws No. 16 seed UNC Asheville in their opener in Pittsburgh. They're joined there by No. 8 Kansas State and No. 9 Southern Miss.

Ohio State is the No. 2 seed in the East and will face No. 15 Loyola (MD), also in Pittsburgh. The winner of that game plays the winner of No. 7 Gonzaga against No. 10 West Virginia.

Florida State earns the No. 3 seed after an impressive run to the ACC tourney title. They'll play in Nashville against No. 14 St. Bonaventure. Also in Nashville: No. 6 Cincinnati against No. 11 Texas.

Wisconsin gets the No. 4 seed and will debut in Albuquerque against No. 13 Montana. Also on site there will be No. 5 Vanderbilt — the surprise SEC tournament champions — against No. 12 seed Harvard.

Midwest region

North Carolina opens in Greensboro against the winner of Lamar and Vermont in the First Four. No. 8 Creighton will also play in Greensboro against No. 9 Alabama.

No. 2 seed Kansas will join Missouri in Omaha and will play against No. 15 Detroit. No. 7 Saint Mary's will face No. 10 Purdue in Omaha as well.

Georgetown will be the No. 3 seed, playing in Columbus against No. 14 Belmont. The 6-11 game in Columbus will be San Diego State against North Carolina State.

Michigan gets the No. 4 seed in the Midwest, wrapping up a strong showing from the Big Ten. They'll play in Nashville against No. 13 Ohio. Also in Nashville: No. 5 Temple will face the winner of the First Four matchup between Cal and South Florida.


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