In terms of overall seeding, Kentucky grabbed the top overall seed with the following three schools slotted in that order.
Kentucky enters the NCAA tournament undefeated at 34-0 after defeating Arkansas in the SEC tournament championship game on Sunday. Arkansas never led in the game, allowing Kentucky to win its 28th SEC tournament.
Villanova finished 32-2 after defeating Xavier in the Big East tournament championship on Saturday. The Wildcats' last loss came Jan. 19 at Georgetown. In the East regional (Syracuse, N.Y.), they will play Lafayette on Thursday.
Duke received the No. 1 seed in the South (Houston) despite losing to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. The Blue Devils finished 29-4 and will play the winner of UNF and Robert Morris on Friday.
- Mike Fiammetta