Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, North Carolina Latest Projected No. 1 Seeds Per Lunardi
Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga and North Carolina are the latest projected No. 1 seeds for the NCAA Tournament, according to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
The Tar Heels had been a 2 seed in Lunardi’s previous bracket.
In 12 of the last 13 years, the ACC has had at least one No. 1 seed.
Lunardi has Louisville, Arizona, Oregon and Baylor as the 2 seeds.
The 3s are Kentucky, Duke, Florida State and Florida, with the 4s slated as Purdue, Butler, West Virginia and UCLA.
The ACC is projected to have 10 teams in the Big Dance followed by the Big 12 and Big Ten at seven apiece, and the Big East with six.
In terms of New York/New Jersey area teams, Seton Hall is a 12 seed and among the “Last Four In,” along with Big East rival Marquette; Monmouth is a 13 and Princeton a 13.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.