The NCAA tournament is finally here, and the Selection Committee has chosen the 68 teams that will make up this year's field of competitors for March Madness.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
March 17, 2019

The NCAA tournament is finally here, and for the ninth consecutive year, the Selection Committee has chosen the 68 teams that will make up this year's field of competitors for March Madness.

Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, and Gonzaga have clinched the tournament's No. 1 seeds, with Duke securing the top overall seed. 

Duke secured its spot after winning the ACC tournament and finishing the year at 29–5. Duke will face the winner of NC Central and N Dakota State.

Virginia finished the season 29–3 before losing out on a second-straight ACC tournament title after a loss to Florida State in the semifinals. Virginia will face No. 16 Gardner-Webb.  

North Carolina secured their spot with a 27–6 season record after falling to Duke in the ACC tournament. UNC will face No. 16 Iona who went 17–15 this year. 

Gonzaga finished the year at 30–3 but ended the season with a loss to Saint Mary's in the West Coast Conference championship game. The Zags will face No. 16  Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M.

The 2019 NCAA tournament will begin on Tuesday, March 19 with the first pair of First Four games.

Here's a look at all the matchups:

East

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 NC Central/N Dakota State

No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 UCF

No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No.12 Liberty

No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Saint Louis

No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Belmont/Temple

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Yale

No. 7 Lousiville vs. No. 10 Minnesota

No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 Bradley

South

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Gardner-Webb

No. 8 Ole Miss vs. No.9 Oklahoma 

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 UC Irvine 

No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 11 Saint Mary

No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Old Dominion

No. 7 Cincinatti vs. No. 10 Iowa

No. 2 Tennesee vs. No. 15 Colgate

Midwest

No. 1 UNC vs. No. 16 Iona 

No. 8 Utah State vs. No. 9 Washington

No. 5 Auburn vs. No.12 New Mexico State

No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 13 Northeastern

No. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 11 Ohio State

No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia State

No. 7 Wofford vs. No. 10 Seton Hall

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian

West

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M

No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Baylor

No. 5 Marqutte vs. No.12 Murray State

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 Vermont

No. 6 Buffalo vs. No. 11 Arizona State/St. Johns

No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Northern Kentucky

No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Florida

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Montana

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