Ticket Guide for 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament

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BasketballSelection Sunday is here!  For anyone that is getting practically weak in the knees for March Madness and the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, the wait is nearly over!  The brackets were released today, and there are some pretty surprising match up and results.   The tops seeds of the different divisions include the Kentucky Wildcats (Midwest), Villanova (East), Wisconsin (West) and Duke (South).  Kentucky is the 19th team to enter the NCAA tournament to ever be undefeated. Another fun fact about the Wildcats, they will be the first undefeated team in 39 years to not have to travel more than five hours away from their home turf during the NCAA Tournament.  Some scuttlebutt considers the most controversial selection to be the 11th seeded UCLA to make the field and they manage to avoid the First Four in Dayton even though they had a 2-8 record against the top 50 teams.

All these teams are vying for trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis on April 4.

Without further ado, check out the 2015 NCAA Tournament bracket:

Midwest

1. Kentucky vs. 16. Manhattan/Hampton
2. Kansas vs. 15. New Mexico State
3. Notre Dame vs. 14. Northeastern
4. Maryland vs. 13. Valparaiso
5. West Virginia vs. 12. Buffalo
6. Butler vs. 11. Texas
7. Wichita State vs. 10. Indiana
8. Cincinnati vs. 9. Purdue

West

1. Wisconsin vs. 16. Coastal Carolina
2. Arizona vs. 15. Texas Southern
3. Baylor vs. 14. Georgia State
4. North Carolina vs. 13. Harvard
5. Arkansas vs. 12. Wofford
6. Xavier vs. 11. BYU/Ole Miss
7. VCU vs. 10. Ohio State
8. Oregon vs. 9. Oklahoma State

East

1. Villanova vs. 16. Lafayette
2. Virginia vs. 15. Belmont
3. Oklahoma vs. 14. Albany
4. Louisville vs. 13. UC Irvine
5. Northern Iowa vs. 12. Wyoming
6. Providence vs. 11. Boise State/Dayton
7. Michigan State vs. 10. Georgia
8. North Carolina State vs. 9. LSU

South

1. Duke vs. 16. North Florida/Robert Morris
2. Gonzaga vs. 15. North Dakota State
3. Iowa State vs. 14. UAB
4. Georgetown vs. 13. Eastern Washington
5. Utah vs. 12. Stephen F. Austin
6. SMU vs. 11. UCLA
7. Iowa vs. 10. Davidson
8. San Diego State vs. 9. St. John’s

 

There are seven bids for the Big 10 and the Big 12, the most amongst the leagues.  There are tons of dark horses and probable winners.  The tournament starts fresh on March 19th and anything is possible.  Are your favorite teams going to be a contender this year??


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