North Carolina, Memphis, Kansas and UCLA are the top seeds in
the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The Tar Heels are the top
seed in the East, and the entire tournament, while Memphis is No. 1
in the South, Kansas in the Midwest and UCLA in the West.
All four won their conference tournaments to seal their top
spots in the tournament, which begins Tuesday with an opening-round
game between Coppin State and Mount St. Mary's. The rest of the
games begin Thursday and Friday.
The 32-and-2 Tar Heels will play their first- and second-round
games in Raleigh. The next two games will be in Charlotte.
March Madness officially begins Tuesday with an opening-round
game between Coppin State and Mount St. Mary's, then with
first-round games Thursday and Friday.
In the East region, North Carolina will open against the winner
of the Coppin State-Mount St. Mary's game, while Number-2 seed
Tennessee will open against Number-15 American.
Other games in the region are: Number-7 Butler vs. Number-10
South Alabama; Number-3 Louisville vs. Number-14 Boise State;
Number-6 Oklahoma vs. Number-11 St. Josephs; Number-8 Indiana vs.
Number-9 Arkansas; Number-4 Washington State vs. Number-13
Winthrop; and Number-5 Notre Dame vs. Number-12 George Mason, which
will try to repeat its surprising trip to the Final Four two years