The 2018 March Madness NCAA Tournament Bracket Is Here

NCAA Tournament: Kansas, Duke And Michigan State In Nasty Midwest Bracket

NCAA Tournament: Kansas, Duke And Michigan State In Nasty Midwest Bracket

Xavier has followed one of the best regular seasons in program history with its first No. 1 NCAA Tournament seeding.

Nevada received an at-large bid as the #7 seed in the south region where they will play #10 Texas in Nashville.

Virginia (31-2) opens against UMBC in Charlotte on Thursday. "I don't know how you can select all the teams, to be honest". You can also see all 68 teams in the tournament here.

The NCAA Tournament's selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen sat down with TBS after the teams were announced to explain how Virginia was chosen as the No. 1 overall seed and discussed some of the bubble teams that were left out of the tournament. The Wildcats are averaging 76.4 points per game this season and are paced by senior forward Peyton Aldridge, who is averaging 21.5 points per game with 7.8 rebounds per game. Instead, they ended the season tied for sixth, but Boynton felt his team was being judged not for its performance, but for how it was viewed when the year began.

Kentucky coach John Calipari had the youngest of his always-young teams this season, but the Wildcats (24-10) are playing their best basketball and won the SEC Tournament.

Cincinnati (3-4) also has a stifling defense and won the American Athletic Conference title.

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Villanova has a more urgent goal as a No. 1 seed than a Final Four.

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The Midwest Region could be called the NCAA Tournament's Blue Blood Bracket. Oklahoma State also missed out - despite two wins over No. 1 seed Kansas - after losing to the Jayhawks in the Big 12 Tournament. When Marquette was more of a sure bet to make the tournament in 2016-'17, players celebrated with fans in the Union Sports Annex, a campus sports bar where tourney-bound Marquette teams tend to hold viewing parties.

The Big 12 thought the league would get nine teams in as well but wound up with seven with Baylor among the first four teams out. The only loss was in triple overtime to St. Bonaventure.

United Kingdom is 45-10 in tournament openers and has won 24 of its last 25 first round tournament games.

The Shockers (25-7) have the type of roster that can make another deep March run, led by guard Landry Shamut and big man Markis McDuffie. Two days later, the Cowboys beat No. 19 Florida State, the first of what has become six top 25 victories, four of which came against top 10 opponents.

Wichita State earned the number four seed in the East Region and a trip to San Diego. Davidson is coming off a 58-57 upset of top-seeded Rhode Island in the finals of the A-10 Tournament on Sunday.

- They all have at least 26 wins entering the tournament. The national championship game is April 2. The Wildcats (30-4) will play the victor of the LIU Brooklyn-Radford on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Here is a look at the odds to win March Madness and this year's championship.

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