So the Kentucky Wildcats, despite today’s loss to Vanderbilt, have bagged the #1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament. The other top seeds: Syracuse, Michigan State, and North Carolina. Only one of those teams won its conference tournament.
No. 1 seeds: Kentucky (South), Syracuse (East), North Carolina (Midwest), Michigan State (West).
— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) March 11, 2012
Fans of the Missouri Tigers, which went 30-4 and won the Big 12 championship, were not happy about their #2 seed.
Boos at #Mizzou Arena when the Tigers were left out of No. 1 seed
— Steve Walentik (@Steve_Walentik) March 11, 2012
Duke, the other team who lost to a strong Florida State squad in the ACC Tournament is one of the other #2 seeds.
Duke #2 in South Region #MarchMadness
— Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) March 11, 2012
And the selection committee seems to be anticipating key match ups later on in the tournament.
Surprised to see UK in South, UNC in Midwest. Probably did that to give UK a lesser seeded 2 (Duke? OSU?) as opposed to a Big 12 team
— Jerry Palm (@jppalmCBS) March 11, 2012
Possible UK-UConn game in second round. That's strong.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 11, 2012
Cal's conspiracy predictions are true. UConn is across from Kentucky in the bracket. THAT will be a fun second-round game.
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) March 11, 2012
So a possible Duke-Kentucky regional final? Where have I seen that before?
— Jamie (@JmeMiller1974) March 11, 2012
— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) March 11, 2012
Conneticut, Indiana, Notre Dame, Baylor, and Duke? Kentucky has it tough in the south region.
— Sarah Spires (@smspires) March 11, 2012
USA Today is rolling a live-blog, so get out your blank brackets! Wait, you do have a blank bracket handy, don’t you?
Need a printable bracket? Click here: http://t.co/2UMzsdct
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 11, 2012
It’s going to be a wild tournament, basketball fans. Stay tuned for more!
UPDATE: Tough day for the “bubble teams” that didn’t make the Big Dance.
No love for Seton Hall, Washington, Drexel, Marshall, Mississippi State, Miami.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 11, 2012