COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA)-University of SC students were excited Monday about the men's basketball team's upcoming NCAA tournament game in Greenville Friday. New Orleans (-1.5) and Kansas State vs. Wake Forest (-1) scheduled for Tuesday, and North Carolina Central (-4) vs. UC Davis and USC (-3) vs. Providence on Wednesday. Syracuse has always been slotted in as a six-seed in the Lexington region on ESPN's projections.
Villanova, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college basketball poll of the season.
Gamblers are clearly putting their money on Duke after the Blue Devils (27-8) became the first team to win four games in four days at the ACC Tournament.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the region though was the fact that Maryland, which has been considered one of the top teams in the nation all season, received a No. 3 seed.
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If the Cats want to make their first Final Four in program history, they will need to get through Belmont first in the first round. This year's final four and national championship game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas. SWAC Freshman of the Year Demontrae Jefferson (14.9 points per game, 3.3 assists per game).
After a long week of waiting, a 21-10 record, a top four finish in conference play, and a trip to the SEC Tournament semifinals, the Kentucky Hoops team found out their destination for the NCAA Tournament earlier this evening. I'm not going to say it's not fair. Notre Dame, Baylor and SC join UConn on the 1-seed line, while Duke is a No. 2 seed. The Lady Longhorns, vanquished in regional play by UConn in the Huskies' last two tournament runs, were granted a reprieve this season.
The Lady Toppers, regenerated under the direction of fifth-year coach Michelle Clark-Heard, are back in the Big Dance for the third time in four seasons after winning Conference USA regular season and tournament championships. No. 9 seed games as close to a tossup - as you would expect - in the East Region it gives No. 8 Wisconsin a 79 percent chance of beating No. 9 Virginia Tech. The University of Oklahoma, a No. 6 seed, is also in the region. The highest-ranked member in this year's Dance from the Big 10 is fourth-seeded Purdue (25-7), who is 30-to-1 to raise the championship hardware in April.