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, Virginia, Purdue and Kansas are the projected No. 1 seeds in Joe Lunardi’s latest Mock NCAA Tournament Bracket released Monday.
Per Lunardi, Auburn, Michigan State, Xavier and Duke are the 2 seeds.
The 3 seeds feature Ohio State, Cincinnati, Oklahoma and Arizona.
The 4s are North Carolina, West Virginia, Clemson and Tennessee.
The ACC has nine projected teams in the Big Dance, with the SEC, Big 12 and Big East getting seven apiece. The Big Ten has four and the Pac-12 three.
From the tri-state area, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Wagner and Rider are in.
The last four in are Boise State, SMU, N.C. State and Syracuse. The first four out are Missouri, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky and Washington.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.