Clemson Selected for NCAA Tournament for First Time Since 2011

Associated Press

Michigan State is staying home as the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region, where the Spartans will open against 14th-seeded Bucknell at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Gamecocks reached the Final Four for the first time in school history previous year. "We know they stumbled down the stretch and that certainly affected their seeding, but they had enough on their resume to get in". "It will be a physical war".

"It could weigh into our decision" on how much Azubuike plays against Penn, Self said, "but we wouldn't put him out there before he's ready anyway".

The Kansas Jayhawks are heading to Wichita as a No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.

If the Aggies win that war and advance into the second round they would likely play two-seed North Carolina (25-10), the defending national champion.

Virginia opens play Friday against No. 16 seed UMBC (24-10) in Charlotte in a bracket that features Cincinnati, Tennessee, Arizona and Kentucky - with both sets of Wildcats in the Cavaliers' top half of the draw.

UNC Greensboro, the champions of the Southern Conference, is the 13th seed in the West and will take on fourth-seeded Gonzaga on Thursday in Boise, Idaho. The next three projected 10-seeds were Butler, Oklahoma and Texas.

Look for Daum to have a big game as South Dakota State pulls off the upset.

The 8/9 game in the East matches Virginia Tech and Alabama, with the Crimson Tide being led by one of the nation's top freshmen in Collin Sexton. These two teams could combine for 170 points, and the victor is going to make life very hard for Villanova.

Senior guard Wes Clark, who only became eligible to play for the Bulls in late December after transferring from Missouri, carried the Bulls with 26 points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals and was named the MAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. Reed has posted 11 20-point games this season, including a career-best 28 points in a loss at Virginia Tech (Feb. 21). "I did ask him what two plus two was, and he said 'four, ' so that's progress". We're playing a team out on the West Coast that has to travel from the East Coast. It would be a great matchup.

However, while the other teams know what their first-round opponent will be, the Gators will have to wait until Tuesday.

As for the Longhorns, they are in the Tournament after a one-year absence.

Junior guard Admon Gilder was on that team.

He is also as exciting a player as you will see in this tournament, so make sure you don't miss an opportunity to watch.

"We haven't went contact, live contact in a good minute". Those are the things that define this Providence team while Texas A&M has lacked those traits. Calipari said the SEC helped itself by recruiting good players and with improved strength of schedules, something coaches and officials worked on across the league.