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Tuesday / February 7.
  • Here are the 68 teams in the Big Dance…and the NCAA Tournament bracket

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    Here are the 68 teams in the Big Dance and the official bracket.

    As expected, the four No. 1 seeds are Virginia (South), Villanova (East), Kansas (Midwest) and Xavier (West).

    The bubble teams who made it are Arizona State, Oklahoma, St. Bonaventure, Syracuse, Texas and Texas A&M.

    Among the bubble teams to miss out are Baylor, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and Saint Mary’s.

    The Last 4 In were UCLA, St. Bonaventure, Arizona State and Syracuse.

    The First Four Out are Baylor, Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and USC.

    “Notre Dame was the team knocked out by the Davidson win, yes,” Bruce Rasmussen, the director of athletics at Creighton University and the chair of the Division I men’s basketball committee, told TBS of Davidson’s win over Rhode Island in the A-10 Tournament final.

    Rasmussen added that Syracuse was the very last team in the Big Dance.

    NCAA Tournament Bracket (via 247Sports.com)

    SOUTH Region (Atlanta)

    1. Virginia (31-2)

    16. UMBC (24-10)

    8. Creighton (21-11)

    9. Kansas State (22-11)

    5. Kentucky (24-10)

    12. Davidson (21-11)

    4. Arizona (27-7)

    13. Buffalo (26-8)

    6. Miami (22-9)

    11. Loyola-Chicago (28-5)

    3. Tennessee (25-8)

    14. Wright State (25-9)

    7. Nevada (27-7)

    10. Texas (19-14)

    2. Cincinnati (30-4)

    15. Georgia State (24-10)

    EAST Region (Boston)

    1. Villanova (30-4)

    16. LIU Brooklyn (18-16)/Radford (22-12)

    8. Virginia Tech (21-11)

    9. Alabama (19-15)

    5. West Virginia (24-10)

    12. Murray State (26-5)

    4. Wichita State (25-7)

    13. Marshall (24-10)

    6. Florida (20-12)

    11. St. Bonaventure (25-7)/UCLA (21-11)

    3. Texas Tech (24-9)

    14. Stephen F. Austin (28-6)

    7. Arkansas (23-11)

    10. Butler (20-13)

    2. Purdue (28-6)

    15. Cal State Fullerton (20-11)

    WEST Region (Los Angeles)

    1. Xavier (28-5)

    16. NC Central (19-15)/Texas Southern (15-19)

    8. Missouri (20-12)

    9. Florida State (20-11)

    5. Ohio State (24-8)

    12. South Dakota State (28-6)

    4. Gonzaga (30-4)

    13. UNC Greensboro (27-7)

    6. Houston (26-7)

    11. San Diego State (22-10)

    3. Michigan (28-7)

    14. Montana (26-7)

    7. Texas A&M (20-12)

    10. Providence (21-13)

    2. North Carolina (25-10)

    15. Lipscomb (23-9)

    MIDWEST Region (Omaha, Neb.)

    1. Kansas (27-7)

    16. Penn (24-8)

    8. Seton Hall (21-11)

    9. NC State (21-11)

    5. Clemson (23-9)

    12. New Mexico State (28-5)

    4. Auburn (25-7)

    13. Charleston (26-7)

    6. TCU (21-11)

    11. Arizona State (20-11)/Syracuse (20-13)

    3. Michigan State (29-4)

    14. Bucknell (25-9)

    7. Rhode Island (25-7)

    10. Oklahoma (18-13)

    2. Duke (26-7)

    15. Iona (20-13)

     

    AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS (32)

    Arizona

    Bucknell

    Buffalo

    Cal-State Fullerton

    Charleston

    Cincinnati

    Davidson

    Georgia State

    Gonzaga

    Iona

    Kansas

    Kentucky

    Lipscomb

    LIU Brooklyn

    Loyola-Chicago

    Marshall

    Michigan

    Montana

    Murray State

    NC Central

    New Mexico State

    Penn

    Radford

    San Diego State

    Stephen F. Austin

    South Dakota State

    Texas Southern

    UMBC

    UNC Greensboro

    Villanova

    Virginia

    Wright State

     

    AT-LARGE BIDS (36)

    Alabama

    Arizona State

    Arkansas

    Auburn

    Butler

    Clemson

    Creighton

    Duke

    Florida

    Florida State

    Houston

    Kansas State

    Miami

    Michigan State

    Missouri

    N.C. State

    Nevada

    North Carolina

    Ohio State

    Oklahoma

    Providence

    Purdue

    Rhode Island

    Seton Hall

    St. Bonaventure

    Syracuse

    TCU

    Tennessee

    Texas

    Texas A&M

    Texas Tech

    UCLA

    Virginia Tech

    West Virginia

    Wichita State

    Xavier

     

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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.