1-3-1 Sports Field of 68 – December 29th

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Bracket 122916

The 1 Seeds

Villanova, Kansas, Duke, Baylor

The 2 Seeds

Gonzaga, UCLA, Virginia, Louisville

The 3 Seeds

Kentucky, Creighton, North Carolina, Butler

The 4 Seeds

Xavier, West Virginia, Purdue, Oregon

The 5 Seeds

Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida State, Florida

The 6 Seeds

USC, Indiana, Notre Dame, St. Mary’s (CA)

The 7 Seeds

Cincinnati, Maryland, South Carolina, Miami (FL)

The 8 Seeds

Iowa State, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Clemson

The 9 Seeds

Northwestern, Arkansas, Michigan, Wichita State

The 10 Seeds

SMU, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, Dayton

The 11 Seeds

Ohio State, Pittsburgh, VCU, Texas A&M, TCU, North Carolina State

The 12 Seeds

Texas-Arlington, NC-Wilmington, Nevada, Middle Tennessee

The 13 Seeds

Monmouth, Valparaiso, Akron, Chattanooga

The 14 Seeds

IPFW, Tennessee State, New Mexico State, Yale

The 15 Seeds

Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop, Vermont, Bucknell

The 16 Seeds

Eastern Washington, Sam Houston State, Texas Southern, Long Beach State, North Carolina Central, Wagner




Last Four In

VCU, Texas A&M, TCU, North Carolina State

First Four Out

Michigan State, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Marquette

Next Four Out

Wake Forest, Providence, Rhode Island, California




ACC (11), Big Ten (8), Big 12 (6), Big East (5), SEC (5), Pac-12 (4), Atlantic 10 (2), West Coast (2), American (2)

ACC – Duke, Louisville, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida State, Notre Dame, Miami (FL), Virginia Tech, Clemson, Pittsburgh, North Carolina State

America East – Vermont

American – Cincinnati, SMU

Atlantic 10 – Dayton, VCU

Atlantic Sun – Florida Gulf Coast

Big 12 – Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, TCU

Big East – Villanova, Creighton, Butler, Xavier, Seton Hall

Big Sky – Eastern Washington

Big South – Winthrop

Big Ten – Purdue, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State

Big West – Long Beach State

Colonial – NC-Wilmington

Conference USA – Middle Tennessee

Horizon – Valparaiso

Ivy – Yale

MAAC – Monmouth

MAC – Akron

MEAC – North Carolina Central

Missouri Valley – Wichita State

Mountain West – Nevada

Northeast – Wagner

Ohio Valley – Tennessee State

Pac-12 – UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, USC

Patriot – Bucknell

SEC – Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas, Texas A&M

Southern – Chattanooga

Southland – Sam Houston State

Summit – IPFW

Sun Belt – Texas-Arlington

SWAC – Texas Southern

WAC – New Mexico State

WCC – Gonzaga, St. Mary’s (CA)


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