EAST

1 OHIO STATE

16 TEX.-SAN ANTONIO/ALA. ST.

8 GEORGE MASON

9 VILLANOVA

5 WEST VIRGINIA

12 UAB/CLEMSON

4 KENTUCKY

13 PRINCETON

6 XAVIER

11 MARQUETTE

3 SYRACUSE

14 INDIANA STATE

7 WASHINGTON

10 GEORGIA

2 NORTH CAROLINA

15 LONG ISLAND

OHIO STATE

You never want to call a game a foregone conclusion, but this is a foregone conclusion

GEORGE MASON

The cream of the CAA delivers as the Patriots hand slumping 'Nova its sixth straight loss

WEST VIRGINIA

The Big East was preparation enough for either of the two weakest at-large teams

KENTUCKY

Calipari stopped Cornell's run in the Sweet 16 last year; now, a second Ivy victim in a row

MARQUETTE

Reliable Xavier succumbs to the Golden Eagles and senior wing Jimmy Butler (16.0 ppg)

SYRACUSE

Larry Bird's alma mater has no player averaging more than 11 points, and no chance

WASHINGTON

Big man Matthew Bryan-Amaning (15.5 ppg, 8. 1 rpg) overwhelms the Bulldogs inside

NORTH CAROLINA

The Heels' Harrison Barnes shows why he was the first freshman preseason All-America

OHIO STATE

No Mason magic against a deep, balanced team whose last NCAA memory is a bitter upset

KENTUCKY

The Wildcats avenge last year's Elite Eight loss to WVU behind superfrosh Terrence Jones

SYRACUSE

'Cuse lost to Marquette 76--70 in January, but now freshman center Fab Melo is a factor

WASHINGTON

Huskies 5'9" playmaker Isaiah Thomas takes over in a battle between teams that love to run

OHIO STATE

UK has talent, sure, but OSU's lineup boasts experience and the best freshman in the land (forward Jared Sullinger). The Buckeyes roll, inside and out

SYRACUSE

Washington runs out of gas; the Huskies don't have enough backcourt depth to counter Orange guards Brandon Triche and Scoop Jardine

OHIO STATE

There may not be a better zone-buster than Buckeyes guard Jon (Threebler) Diebler. He and fellow sharpshooter William Buford will puncture the Orange defense

WEST

1 DUKE

16 HAMPTON

8 MICHIGAN

9 TENNESSEE

5 ARIZONA

12 MEMPHIS

4 TEXAS

13 OAKLAND

6 CINCINNATI

11 MISSOURI

3 CONNECTICUT

14 BUCKNELL

7 TEMPLE

10 PENN STATE

2 SAN DIEGO STATE

15 NORTHERN COLORADO

DUKE

A 16 seed has never won a tournament game. The first won't come against Coach K

MICHIGAN

The Wolverines may lack athleticism, but not discipline. Turnovers doom Tennessee

ARIZONA

Josh Pastner gets a shot at his alma mater, but it doesn't end happily for Memphis

OAKLAND

Grizzlies big man Keith Benson (18.0 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.6 bpg) is too much for Texas's D

MISSOURI

The Tigers dropped four of their last five, but their backcourt catches fire to down Cincy

CONNECTICUT

UConn won five games in five days last week, but it's not too tired to bounce Bucknell

PENN STATE

The Big Ten's surprise entry denies coach Fran Dunphy his first victory in last 12 tourney tries

SAN DIEGO STATE

The Bears do pose one challenge: Just how will SDSU's famously creative fans taunt them?

DUKE

Michigan faces a disconcerting reality: None of its players would crack the Blue Devils' rotation

ARIZONA

NBA scouts salivate as Benson takes on, and is schooled by, Wildcats forward Derrick Williams

CONNECTICUT

One of these days Huskies star Kemba Walker will slow down. This is not one of those days

SAN DIEGO STATE

Aztecs forward Kawhi Leonard overpowers PSU; viewers at last learn how to pronounce his name

DUKE

Too deep, too experienced, too good (even without a miracle recovery from point guard Kyrie Irving). The Cats are a cut below the defending national champs

SAN DIEGO STATE

The team that figured out how to solve Jimmer Fredette applies the same treatment to Walker, whose supporting cast fails to provide much support

S.D. STATE

It's no contest down low: The Aztecs are both better and tougher than Duke. Leonard, Malcolm Thomas and Billy White take Steve Fisher back to the Final Four

SOUTHWEST

KANSAS 1

BOSTON UNIVERSITY 16

UNLV 8

ILLINOIS 9

VANDERBILT 5

RICHMOND 12

LOUISVILLE 4

MOREHEAD STATE 13

GEORGETOWN 6

USC/VCU 11

PURDUE 3

ST. PETER'S 14

TEXAS A&M 7

FLORIDA STATE 10

NOTRE DAME 2

AKRON 15

KANSAS

The Terriers led just once in America East final. Won't do that against the Jayhawks

UNLV

Behind senior Chace Stanback, coach Lon Kruger takes out his former employer

VANDERBILT

The Commodores' top-end talent keeps the Spiders from spinning an upset

LOUISVILLE

Kenneth Faried, the nation's leading rebounder, will get his, but the Cardinals prevail

VCU

The Rams validate their at-large selection by beating first the Trojans and then the Hoyas

PURDUE

The Peacocks are proud to be back in the bracket, but the fun will end early

TEXAS A&M

In a low-scoring slog, take the team that executes better offensively: the Aggies

NOTRE DAME

Akron would have the edge if this were soccer. But it's not. Irish eyes will smile

KANSAS

UNLV went 0--5 against BYU and San Diego State, and Kansas is better than both

LOUISVILLE

In a fun contrast of styles, the Cards' dogged D shuts down high-flying John Jenkins & Co.

PURDUE

Boilers seniors JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore are the difference in a taut game

NOTRE DAME

A&M defends the three well, but few teams shoot it better than Notre Dame (39.2%)

KANSAS

The size and skill of the Morris twins give the Jayhawks a decisive advantage in the paint, and that's all they need to make a coup de 'Ville

NOTRE DAME

Purdue will bring the ball pressure, but guard Ben Hansbrough will find enough open looks for the Irish to shoot down their intrastate rival

KANSAS

The Jayhawks top the nation in two-point shooting (57.5%) and can defend the three (29.4%). That's double trouble for the Irish, who live and die on the perimeter

SOUTHEAST

PITT 1

UNC-ASHEVILLE/ARK-LR 16

BUTLER 8

OLD DOMINION 9

KANSAS STATE 5

UTAH STATE 12

WISCONSIN 4

BELMONT 13

ST. JOHN'S 6

GONZAGA 11

BYU 3

WOFFORD 14

UCLA 7

MICHIGAN STATE 10

FLORIDA 2

UC SANTA BARBARA 15

PITT

This game serves as a warmup for the Panthers, who face a stiffer foe in Round 3

OLD DOMINION

Stronger on the boards, ODU ends the Bulldogs' hopes of another Cinderella run

KANSAS STATE

The Wildcats will have to be careful with underseeded, fundamentally sound Aggies

WISCONSIN

The Bruins will be the chic upset pick, but Bo Ryan doesn't lose games he shouldn't

ST. JOHN'S

Losing 6'5" D.J. Kennedy to injury was tough, but the Johnnies still have enough to win

BYU

Memo to the upset-minded Terriers: Greater teams than yours have been Jimmered

MICHIGAN STATE

Despite ample in-season evidence, it's not wise to go against the Spartans in March

FLORIDA

The Gauchos have a couple of quality scorers, but their stay in Tampa will be brief

PITT

After a grueling Big East season, Pitt has the edge in a sure-to-be physical matchup

WISCONSIN

Jordan Taylor (4.2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio) is the ideal player to dissect K State's D

BYU

The Red Storm plays with attitude, but the altitude in Denver gives BYU the edge

MICHIGAN STATE

A rematch of the 2000 title game has the same result, but this one's an upset

PITT

While Wisconsin will fight to diminish some of the Panthers' rebounding prowess, the Badgers' porous three-point defense will be their undoing

BYU

The Spartans have been torched from the three-point line all season; sweet music for Cougars shooters Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery

PITT

The Pitt backcourt has multiple sizes and speeds to throw at Fredette & Co., who finally feel the absence of suspended sophomore big man Brandon Davies

OHIO STATE

The Aztecs' bigs give Sullinger his toughest task to date, and still he prevails. Why? OSU's supporting cast, including Aaron Craft and David Lighty, take care of business

KANSAS

The Morrises allow KU to handle the Panthers' punishing offensive style and counter with points inside. Add depth that won't crack under pressure and the Jayhawks advance

OHIO STATE

OHIO STATE ISN'T A BASKETBALL SCHOOL—YET. THE MOST EFFICIENT AND BALANCED OFFENSE IN THE COUNTRY PICKS APART KANSAS 76--71 FOR THE BUCKEYES' FIRST TITLE SINCE 1960

PLAY-IN GAME

UNC-ASHEVILLE

ARKANSAS--LITTLE ROCK

PLAY-IN GAME

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM

CLEMSON

PLAY-IN GAME

TEXAS--SAN ANTONIO

ALABAMA STATE

PLAY-IN GAME

USC

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