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NCAA Tournament: March Madness Bracket Tips Off

Gonzaga, Arizona, Kansas and Baylor Earn No. 1 Seeds

The schools that are in the NCAA Tournament found out who they were and where they were going on Sunday.

So, it is time to let the Madness begin!

Gonzaga vs Pepperdine Game Preview, Odds, Picks & Predictions
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The NCAA Tournament is a gauntlet test, each hurdle getting higher than the last.

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Top Seeds

WEST

The overall No. 1 seed, Gonzaga will play in Portland, Oregon, in the first and second round.

It is the Bulldogs’ fifth No. 1 seed and they will open against Georgia State.

SOUTH

Arizona is the No. 1 seed in the South. The Wildcats will face the winner of Wright State and Bryant, a First Four game on Tuesday.

Arizona is the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champion, defeating UCLA on Saturday. Arizona has won six in a row and is 31-3 overall.

Interesting factoid from ESPN Stats & Info: Tommy Lloyd is the third head coach to be a No. 11 seed in his first season as a D-I head coach, joining Bill Hodges (1979 for Indiana State) and Bill Guthridge (1998 for UNC). He’ll be only the sixth coach to earn a No. 1 seed in his first season as head coach at a program.

MIDWEST

Kansas has 32 straight NCAA Tournament appearances and will play either Texas Southern or Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as the Jayhawks’ first opponent.

That game will take place Thursday in Fort Worth, Tx.

Kansas was 28-6 in overall and captured the Big 12 postseason tournament. The Jayhawks have won five in a row, with four of the losses coming in road games.

EAST

Baylor, the defending NCAA champion, is the No. 1 seed in the East. The Bears, co-champions of the regular season Big 12, will meet MEAC champion Norfolk State on Thursday.

The Bears are 26-6 overall but are coming off a loss in the Big 12 postseason tournament.

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