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NCAA Tournament Bracket is Set 212

Posted: March 14, 2010, 5:48 PM ; Updated: March 15, 2010, 3:19 PM

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Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse have earned No. 1 seeds for the NCAA tournament.

No. 1 Kansas, seeking its second national championship in three years, won the Big 12 tournament on Saturday by beating Kansas State and enters the tournament at 32-2. The Jayhawks are a No. 1 seed for the third time in four years.

Kentucky, which knocked off Mississippi State 75-74 in overtime to win the SEC tournament in Nashville, is 32-2 under first-year coach John Calipari after missing the NCAA tournament last year.

Duke shared the ACC regular season with Maryland and won the ACC tournament with a 65-61 win over Georgia Tech.

There was speculation when Syracuse lost its first game in the Big East tournament to Georgetown that the Orange might lose their chance at a No. 1 seed, but their 28-4 record and regular season Big East championship proved to be enough for the selection committee.

If the seeds hold, Kansas will face Syracuse in one national semifinal, with Duke and Kentucky playing in the other.

Kansas is in the Midwest Region and will face No. 16 seed Lehigh on Thursday in Oklahoma City. The No. 2 seed in the Midwest is Big Ten champ Ohio State.

Syracuse, the West's No. 1 seed, opens the tournament Friday in nearby Buffalo against Vermont. Kansas State is the No. 2 seed in the West.

Kentucky will open against East Tennessee State on Thursday in New Orleans in the East Region. West Virginia, which was considered a possible No. 1 seed after winning the Big East tournament, is the No. 2.

Duke plays the winner of Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Winthrop on Friday in Jacksonville, with Villanova holding the No. 2 seed in the South Region.

Since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, a No. 1 seed has been crowned national champion in 15 of the 25 tournaments, including the last three. Duke has been a No. 1 seed 10 times during that span, winning the national title in 1992 and 2001.

Kansas and Kentucky are in a familiar role. This is the ninth time the Jayhawks have been a No. 1 seed since 1985, and KU won the 2008 national championship as a No. 1 seed. KU struggled in the 1990s as a No. 1 seed, never advancing past the Sweet 16 despite being a top seed four times.

Kentucky claimed its eighth No. 1 seed since 1985 and won the 1996 national championship as a No. 1 seed. The last time the Wildcats were a No. 1 seed, Tubby Smith's team was upset by UAB in the second round in 2004.

This is the first time Syracuse has been a No. 1 seed since the tournament went to 64 teams. The Orange won the 2003 national championship as a No. 3 seed.

Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, Rhode Island and Illinois were teams that likely were the closest to making the NCAA tournament without getting invited. The highest seeded at-large bids went to UTEP and Utah State.

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212 Comments

Ohio State all the way
They got EVEN TURNER
who cares about john wall
EVEN TURNER is player of the year

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Ohio State is going to win
They got EVEN TURNER
who cares about john wall
EVEN TURNER is player of the year

Can't I have an online one? My printer is old

I've got Kentucky going all the way for my bracket. Yes, they have a lot of freshman, but whenever I watched them John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins have dominated. Kansas, Kentucky, Pitt, and Nova in the Final Four!

r u talking to me blue bomber and go wildcats

NOW WAY MORE LIKE KSTATE OHIO STATE DUKE AND WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIGINIA WILL BEAT KENTUCKY IN THE ELITE 8 AND OHIO STATE WILL BEAT KU

THE END

no way kansas,baylor,kentucky kansas state what r u talkin about

This really stinks i cant believe how terrible North Carolina is this year. Its pretty sad they didnt even make the tournament. :(

unc was bad all this year and then texas who everybody though was gonna be awesome ends the season 7-9 after being 17-0 and then blowing an 8 point lead in OT against wake forest

I know, its like davidson last year. After there great run, they miss March Madness, but its still hard to believe that the defending champion isnt in the tourney

my bracket is AWESOME!!!!! :D

did you get the kansas vs. northern iowa game. kansas lost. ):

John Wall and Damarcus Cousins are going all the way OMG!!

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My final four is OSU,Cuse,Duke,and Kentucky.In the championship I have Kentucky beating OSU 75-68.I also think that maybe Wisconsin could beat Kent. but I'm sticking w/ Kent. What ya'll think?

My final four is OSU,Cuse,Duke,and Kentucky.In the championship I have Kentucky beating OSU 75-68.I also think that maybe Wisconsin could beat Kent. but I'm sticking w/ Kent. What ya'll think?

I THINK THAT YOU NEED TO RETHINK THE WHOLE SYRACUSE THING. ONUAKU IS HURT AND THEY DONT HAVE ENOUGH LEADERSHIP W/O HIM. LOOK FOR KSU IN THE FINAL 4 AGAINST OSU AND DUKE VS WEST VIRGINIA ON THE OTHER SIDE W/ KSU VS WVU IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WITH WVU WINNING

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the final four will include kstate because they will have more physicality down low w/onuaku hurt. ksu will play ohio state because Evan turner will be too much for ku in the elite 8. it will be west virginina vs. duke on the other side. that's two real good teams but wvu will win b/c of dasean butler. ksu will beat osu because of good outside shooting and defense after beating syracuse in the elite 8. ksu is good but with the defense of wvu (even though ksu has very good d too) wvu will prevail in the championship. no one seeds in the championship this year.

Duke is pretty good but kansas is better

yah rigght!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!northern iowa just pounded them!!!!!!!!!

GO DUKE! WE A RE GOING ALL THE WAY AND NOBODY IS STOPPING US!
NORTH CAROLINA IN NIT ( NOT INVITED TOURNAMENT ) AND
SINGLER WITH BEST PLAYER IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT YES BUDDY YES!
THIS IS OUR YEAR ! BLUE DEVILS ALL THE WAY!

Hahahahahaha No.

go kansas i like unc but they didn't make it

teah same here.the only way they made it last year was because of all of their good seniors like pyscho t and ty lawson

Kansas all the way.

MSU all the way babby over Kansas State in the final four and West Virginia over Duke and MSU will win over West Virginia oh yeah thats right i have a #5 seed going all the way.

oh yeah thats right thats not gonna happen

My final four
Kansas Pitt
Kansas wins
Duke WVU
Duke Wins
Duke Kansas
the champion is...

DUKE!!!!

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