The NCAA males’s event bracket was revealed on Sunday with Alabama introduced because the No. 1 total seed taking part in out of the South area.
The Crimson Tide secured the designation after profitable SEC common season and event titles capped by Sunday’s 82-63 win over Texas A&M within the event championship sport. They boast the nation’s third-most Quadrant 1 wins with 12 and SEC Player of the Year Brandon Miller, thought-about by many to be the most effective participant within the nation.
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Alabama enters event play below a pall of controversy after police stated Miller delivered a gun to the scene of a deadly capturing in January involving ex-teammate Darius Miles, who faces a capital homicide cost. Miller faces no costs and has continued to play for the reason that allegation.
Houston, Kansas, Purdue spherical out No. 1 seeds
Houston was introduced because the second No. 1 seed forward of a Kansas crew that projected as a possible No. 1 total seed earlier than shedding within the Big 12 event semifinals to Texas. The Jayhawks earned the third total No. 1 seed, whereas Purdue claimed the ultimate No. 1 seed within the East area as Big Ten champions.
Arizona, Texas, UCLA and Marquette claimed the No. 2 seeds.
No. 1 Alabama vs. First Four winner (No. 16 Texas A&M CC vs. No. 16 SE Missouri State)
No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 West Virginia
No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Charleston
No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Furman
No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 NC State
No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara
No. 7 Missouri vs. No 10 Utah State
No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Princeton
No. 1 Houston vs. No. 16 Northern Kentucky
No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 Auburn
No. 5 Miami (FL) vs. No. 12 Drake
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Kent State
No. 6 Iowa State vs. First Four winner (No. 11 Mississippi State vs. No. 11 Pitt)
No. 3 Xavier vs. No. 14 Kennesaw State
No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Penn State
No. 2 Texas vs. No. 15 Colgate
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Howard
No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Illinois
No. 5 St. Mary’s vs. No. 12 VCU
No. 4 UConn vs. No. 14 Iona
No. 6 TCU vs. First Four winner (No. 11 Arizona State vs. No. 11 Nevada)
No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 14 Grand Canyon
No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 Boise State
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 UNC Asheville
No. 1 Purdue vs. First Four winner (No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson)
No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic
No. 5 Duke vs. No. 12 Oral Roberts
No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 13 Louisiana
No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence
No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 14 Montana State
No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 USC
No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 15 Vermont
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Conferences with a number of bids
The Big Ten and SEC led the way in which with eight entries every. The Big 12 fields seven groups, the ACC and Big East 5 every, the Pac-12 and Mountain West 4 every and the West Coast and American Conference two every.
Mississippi State was the final crew in adopted by Pitt, Arizona State and Nevada. Oklahoma State was the primary crew out adopted by Rutgers, North Carolina and Clemson.