What should we expect in NCAA Tournament?

What should we expect in NCAA Tournament?

A day after winning the BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden, the Villanova men's basketball team drew the No. 1 seed in the East Region on Selection Sunday and will face the victor of Tuesday's NCAA first four game in Dayton.

Watch out for: Duke rocketed to a No. 2 seed after a furious run through the ACC Tournament that included wins over Louisville, Notre Dame and archrival North Carolina in the championship.

At William Hill Sports Books, you will find North Carolina at the top of the odds sheet at 13-2, narrowly edging out top overall seed Villanova (7-1) and a cluster of teams at 15-2. You'd do well to start in the East Region. As good as last year's title team was, they failed to accomplish the conference double. They each monitor about seven conferences each throughout the year along with their assigned teams, compiling reports they'll share with the rest of the committee periodically throughout the year. They won two more then closed the season losing three of four, the last two to Vanderbilt. Butler is coming off a first-round loss in the Big East tournament against Xavier. Over 128 total games, the No. 8 seed has 64 wins and the No. 9 seed has 64 wins. The top-seeded Tar Heels, however, are well-balanced and came close to winning it all a year ago. We may not honestly show it with our facial expressions and things like that, but we're definitely excited. Reynolds told ESPN's Jeff Borzello. The crowd was raucous in its support of the Terps - and in its lack of support for the officials - but the Cats weathered that storm and got a huge win, one of their biggest this year. Nobody can take what we did previous year from us. A 6-7, 235-pound forward, he averaged 19 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Mustangs, who won the league regular season and tournament. "We gotta take care of business this year".

A National Champion will be crowned on April 3, as the Final Four and Championship Game will be held at University of Arizona Stadium in Glendale. That watch party will take place in Buffalo because the Wildcats are planning to leave early to avoid a potential snowstorm (the Philadelphia area is expected to get about a foot of snow beginning late Monday night).

Villanova head coach Jay Wright hands the championship trophy to his players after winning the Big East Conference Tournament final.

Coupled with the fact they've been bounced from the tournament the last two years as a top-5 seed, Baylor would be up against it majorly if they stumbled into Villanova. Adding to the severity of this drought, three of the Cavaliers' four wins since February 12th have been against ACC cellar dwellers Pittsburgh and North Carolina State. Yes, Duke is the No. 2 in Villanova's region.

The committee put Duke in the East where the top seed just happens to be No. 1 overall Villanova, setting up a potentially epic March 26 regional final at Madison Square Garden.

While seeing which bubble teams make the tournament and how they react is always fun, it's also exciting to see teams with a guaranteed spot go bananas when they see themselves on the big screen.



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