(Sports Network) - Indiana spent more time at the top of the polls than any
other team in the country and now the Hoosiers are the top seed in the East
Although, the Hoosiers (27-6) were probably hoping for the No. 1 overall seed
and a spot in the Midwest region that runs through Indianapolis.
But Indiana slipped a bit near the end of the season after dropping three of
its final six games, including a semifinal loss to Wisconsin in the Big Ten
The Hoosiers' first test? A second-round matchup between the winner of a
first-round game between NEC champion LIU-Brooklyn and CAA champion James
Miami-Florida received the No. 2 seed after defeating North Carolina in the
ACC Tournament championship game. The Hurricanes open against 15th-seeded
Pacific, which won the Big West.
The Hurricanes became the first ACC team to not get a top seed after winning
both the regular season and conference tournament.
Marquette earned the No. 3 seed and after a trip to the Big East title game,
Syracuse was rewarded with a No. 4 seed. The Golden Eagles will play Southern
Conference champion Davidson, while the Orange will take on Big Sky champion
The other East Region games pit fifth-seeded UNLV against 12-seeded
California, sixth-seeded Butler vs Patriot League champion and No. 11 seed
Bucknell, seventh-seeded Illinois against 10th-seeded Colorado and No. 8 seed
NC State versus ninth-seeded Temple.
The South's Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games will be played at the Verizon
Center in Washington on March 28 and 30.
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