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2023 NCAA Tournament: Men's field of 68 teams announced


With five conference tournament finals capping a wild week ofmen's college hoops, Sunday afternoon officially marked the end ofthe 2022-23 men's college basketball regular season, which meansonly one thing: March Madness is upon us.

Princeton (Ivy), VirginiaCommonwealth (A-10), Alabama (SEC),Purdue (Big Ten) and Memphis(AAC) punched their official ticket to the men's 2023 NCAATournament to round out the group of 32 receiving an automaticbid.

Those teams joined: Vermont (America East),Duke (ACC), Kennesaw State(ASUN), Texas (Big 12), Marquette (Big East),Montana State (Big Sky), UNCAsheville (Big South), UC Santa Barbara(Big West), College of Charleston (CAA),Florida Atlantic (C-USA), NorthernKentucky (Horizon), Iona (MAAC),Kent State (MAC), Howard (MEAC),Drake (Missouri Valley), San DiegoState (Mountain West), FairleighDickinson (Northeast), Southeast MissouriState (Ohio Valley), Arizona (Pac-12),Colgate (Patriot), Furman(Southern), Texas A&M Corpus Christi(Southland), Texas Southern (SWAC), OralRoberts (Summit), Louisiana (Sun Belt),Gonzaga (WCC), Grand Canyon(WAC).

The selection committee revealed at 6 p.m. that the No. 1overall seed is Alabama. The other three top seedsare Houston, Kansas andPurdue.

The First Four in Dayton will consist of a 16-seed matchupbetween Texas A&M Corpus Christi andSoutheast Missouri State plus an 11-seed matchupbetween Mississippi State andPittsburgh. In the other two games, there will bea 16-seed matchup between Texas Southern andFairleigh Dickinson and an 11-seed matchup betweenArizona State and Nevada.

Who else was invited to join The Big Dance on the road to theFinal Four in Houston?

Following Selection Sunday, here is the official field of 68 inthe men's 2023 NCAA Tournament:

South Region

(1) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. (16) Texas A&M Corpus ChristiIslanders/Southeast Missouri State Redhawks

(8) Maryland Terrapins vs. (9) West Virginia Mountaineers

(5) San Diego State Aztecs vs. (12) College of CharlestonCougars

(4) Virginia Cavaliers vs. (13) Furman Palladins

(6) Creighton Blue Jays vs. (11) NC State Wolfpack

(3) Baylor Bears vs. (14) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

(7) Missouri Tigers vs. (10) Utah State Aggies

(2) Arizona Wildcats vs. (15) Princeton Tigers

Midwest Region

(1) Houston Cougars vs. (16) Northern Kentucky Norse

(8) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. (9) Auburn Tigers

(5) Miami Hurricanes vs. (12) Drake Bulldogs

(4) Indiana Hoosiers vs. (13) Kent State Golden Flashes

(6) Iowa State Cyclones vs. (11) Mississippi StateBulldogs/Pittsburgh Panthers

(3) Xavier Musketeers vs. (14) Kennesaw State Owls

(7) Texas A&M Aggies vs. (10) Penn State Nittany Lions

(2) Texas Longhorns vs. (15) Colgate Raiders

West Region

(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (16) Howard Bison

(8) Arkansas Razorbacks vs. (9) Illinois Fighting Illini

(5) Saint Mary's Gaels vs. (12) VCU Rams

(4) UConn Huskies vs. (13) Iona Gaels

(6) TCU Horned Frogs vs. (11) Arizona State Sun Devils/NevadaWolfpack

(3) Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. (14) Grand Canyon Antelopes

(7) Northwestern Wildcats vs. (10) Boise State Broncos

(2) UCLA Bruins vs. (15) UNC Asheville Bulldogs

East Region

(1) Purdue Boilermakers vs. (16) Texas Southern Tigers/FairleighDickinson Knights

(8) Memphis Tigers vs. (9) Florida Atlantic Owls

(5) Duke Blue Devils vs. (12) Oral Roberts Golden Eagles

(4) Tennessee Volunteers vs. (13) Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns

(6) Kentucky Wildcats vs. (11) Providence Friars

(3) Kansas State Wildcats vs. (14) Montana State Bobcats

(7) Michigan State Spartans vs. (10) USC Trojans

(2) Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (15) Vermont Catamounts


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— NCAA March Madness (@MarchMadnessMBB) March 12, 2023

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