Selection Sunday 2011: NCAA Tournament Brackets Announced (LIVE UPDATES)
Selection Sunday is here! The bracket for the 2011 NCAA Tournament will be announced at 6 p.m. on CBS. Which teams will earn the No. 1 seeds? Will Duke's third straight ACC tournament title give the Blue Devils one of the top seeds? Which region will Notre Dame be placed in? Which teams will get snubbed from the field of 68? Follow our live blog for updates from the NCAA Tournament selection show!
Virginia Tech, Boston College and Saint Mary's did not make it. Which is the biggest snub??
No. 1 Pittsburgh will play the winner of UNC Ashville and Arkansas-Little Rock. No. 8 Butler will take on No. 9 Old Dominion. No. 5 Kansas State will play No. 12 Utah State. No 4 Wisconsin will play No. 13 Belmont. No. 2 Florida will take on No. 15 UCSB. No. 7 UCLA will play No. 10 Michigan State. No. 3 BYU will play No. 14 Wofford. No. 6 St. John's will play No. 11 Gonzaga.
No. 2 Notre Dame will play No. 15 Akron. No. 7 Texas A&M will play the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles. No. 3 Purdue will take on No. 13 Saint Peter's. No. 6 Georgetown will square off against the winner of USC vs. VCU.
No. 1 Kansas will play No. 16 Boston University. No. 8 UNLV will play No. 9 Illinois. No 5 Vanderbilt will play No. 12 Richmond. No. 4 Louisville will play the No. 14 Morehead St Eagles.
No. 7 Temple will play No. 10 Penn State. No. 3 UConn will play No. 14 Bucknell. No. 6 Cincinnati will play No. 11 Missouri.
No. 5 Arizona will meet No. 12 Memphis. No. 4 Texas will play No. 13 Oakland out of the Summit League. No. 2 San Diego St will play No. 15 Northern Colorado.
Duke will play the Hampton Pirates in the first round. No. 8 Michigan will play No. 9 Tennessee.
East Region has been announced. Ohio State and North Carolina are the top 2 seeds. 4 Big East teams made it. Georgia and UAB were surprise selections. Xavier earned the No. 6 seed.
|@ TheHoopsReport : How can you even remotely justify seeding Georgia over Marquette? Their resumes don't even compare. Makes no sense.|
Villanova, Marquette, Syracuse, and West Virginia were all placed in the East region.
Syracuse earned a No. 3 seed in the East Region, making them the third Big East team to be selected.
North Carolina earned a No. 2 seed in the East.
Villanova sqeaks into the East region as a No. 9 seed. They will play George Mason in the first round.
Kansas is the top seed in the Southwest. Duke is the No. 1 seed in the West region. Pittsburgh earned the No. 1 seed in the Southeast.
Ohio State is the top seed in the NCAA Tournament
|@ espn4d : Seeding and matchups will be more interesting that who's in/who's out.|
Ohio State just topped Penn State in the Big Ten finals. The Buckeyes will most likely earn the top seed in the big dance.