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1- Kentucky (32-2)
Louisville, Thursday, 6:50, TBS

College basketball
2012 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament
All times p.m. Eastern Pittsburgh, Thursday, 3:00, truTV

Syracuse (31-2) -1

16 -MVSU/WKU () 8 - Iowa State (22-10)


Louisville, Thursday, 9:10, TBS

Louisville, March 17

Pittsburgh, March 17

UNC-Asheville (24-9) -16

Kansas State (21-10) - 8


Pittsburgh, Thursday, 12:40, truTV

9 - Connecticut (20-13) 5- Wichita State (27-5)


Portland, Ore., Thursday, 7:15, CBS

Atlanta, March 23
Games on CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV (check local listings)

Boston, March 22

Southern Miss (25-8) - 9 Vanderbilt (24-10) -5


Albuquerque, Thursday, 4:30, TNT

12- Virginia Commonwealth (28-6) Portland, Ore., March 17 4 - Indiana (25-8)


Portland, Ore., Thursday, 9:35, CBS

Albuquerque, March 17

Harvard (26-4) -12 Wisconsin (24-9) - 4


Albuquerque, Thursday, 2:10, TNT

13- New Mexico State (26-9) 6 - UNLV (26-8)


Albuquerque, Thursday, 9:47, truTV

Atlanta, March 25
Albuquerque, March 17

South

11- Colorado (23-11) 3- Baylor (27-7)


Albuquerque, Thursday, 7:27 truTV

Final Four
New Orleans, April 2

Boston, March 24
Nashville, March 18

East

Montana (25-6) -13 Cincinnati (24-10) - 6


Nashville, Friday, 12:15, CBS

Texas (20-13) -11


Nashville, Friday, 2:35, CBS

Florida State (24-9) -3

14 -South Dakota State (27-7) 7- Notre Dame (22-11)


Greensboro, N.C., Friday, 9:35, CBS

Atlanta, March 23 New Orleans, March 31 New Orleans, March 31

Boston, March 22

St. Bonaventure (20-11) -14 Gonzaga (25-6) -7


Pittsburgh, Thursday, 7:20, TNT

10 -Xavier (21-12) 2- Duke (27-6)


Greensboro, N.C., Friday, 7:15, CBS

Greensboro, N.C., March 18

Pittsburgh, March 17

West Virginia (19-13) -10


Pittsburgh, Thursday, 9:40, TNT

Ohio State (27-7) -2

15- Lehigh (26-7) 1- Michigan State (27-7)


Columbus, Ohio, Friday, 9:10, TBS

Loyola (Md.) (24-8) -15 North Carolina (29-5) -1


Greensboro, N.C., Friday, 4, TBS

16 - Long Island University (25-8) Columbus, Ohio, March 18 8 - Memphis (26-8)


Columbus, Ohio, Friday, 6:50, TBS

Greensboro, N.C., March 18

Lamar/Vermont () -16 Creighton (28-5) - 8 Alabama (21-11) -9

Greensboro, N.C., Friday, 1:40, TBS

9 - Saint Louis (25-7) 5- New Mexico (27-6)


Portland, Ore., Thursday, 4:00, TBS

Phoenix, March 22

St. Louis, March 23

Nashville, Friday, 9:40, TNT

Temple (24-7) -5

12- Long Beach State (25-8) 4- Louisville (26-9)


Portland, Ore., Thursday, 1:40, TBS

Portland, Ore., March 17

Nashville, March 18

California/USF () -12 Michigan (24-9) - 4


Nashville, Friday, 7:20, TNT

13-Davidson (25-7) 6 - Murray State (30-1)


Louisville, Thursday, 12:15, CBS

Phoenix, March 24
Louisville, March 17

West

St. Louis, March 25

Midwest

Ohio (27-7) -13 San Diego State (26-7) - 6


Columbus, Ohio, Friday, 12:40, truTV

11- Colorado State (20-11) 3- Marquette (25-7)


Louisville, Thursday, 2:35, CBS

Columbus, Ohio, March 18

North Carolina State (22-12) -11 Georgetown (23-8) -3 Belmont (27-7) -14
Omaha, Friday, 7:27, truTV Columbus, Ohio, Friday, 3, truTV

14 - BYU/Iona () 7- Florida (23-10)


Omaha, Friday, 2:10, TNT

Phoenix, March 22

St. Louis, March 23

Saint Mary's (27-5) -7 Purdue (21-12) -10 Kansas (27-6) -2

10-Virginia (22-9) 2- Missouri (30-4)


Omaha, Friday, 4:30, TNT

Omaha, March 18

Omaha, March 18

Omaha, Friday, 9:47, truTV

15- Norfolk State (25-9)


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Detroit (22-13) -15

A look at the 68 teams


Region: Midwest Seed: 9 Nickname: Crimson Tide. Location: Tuscaloosa. Record: 21-11, 9-7. Bid: SEC at-large. Last appearance: 2006, lost to UCLA in second round. Coach: Anthony Grant, 1-2 in two appearances. Region: South Seed: 3 Nickname: Bears. Location: Waco, Texas. Record: 27-7, 12-6. Bid: Big 12 at-large. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Duke in regional final. Coach: Scott Drew, 3-2 in two appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 14 Nickname: Bruins. Location: Nashville. Record: 27-7, 16-2. Bid: Atlantic Sun champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Wisconsin in second round. Coach: Rick Byrd, 0-4 in four appearances. Region: West Seed: 14 Nickname: Cougars. Location: Provo, Utah. Record: 25-8, 12-4. Bid: West Coast at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Florida in Sweet 16. Coach: Dave Rose, 3-5 in five appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 12 Nickname: Golden Bears. Location: Berkeley, Calif. Record: 24-9, 13-5. Bid: Pac-12 at-large. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Duke in second round. Coach: Mike Montgomery, 17-14 in 14 appearances. Region: East Seed: 6 Nickname: Bearcats. Location: Cincinnati. Record: 24-10, 12-6. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Connecticut in third round. Coach: Mick Cronin, 1-3 in three NCAA appearances. Region: South Seed: 11 Nickname: Buffaloes. Location: Boulder. Record: 23-11, 11-7. Bid: Pac-12 champ. Last appearance: 2003, lost to Michigan State in first round. Coach: Tad Boyle, first appearance. Region: West Seed: 11 Nickname: Rams. Location: Fort Collins. Record: 20-11, 8-6. Bid: Mountain West at-large. Last appearance: 2003, lost to Duke in first round. Coach: Tim Miles, first appearance.

Alabama

Harvard

Region: East Seed: 12 Nickname: Crimson. Location: Cambridge, Mass. Record: 26-4, 12-2. Bid: Ivy champ. Last appearance: 1946, lost to Ohio State in Elite Eight. Coach: Tommy Amaker, 2-1 in one appearance. Region: South Seed: 4 Nickname: Hoosiers. Location: Bloomington. Record: 25-8, 11-7. Bid: Big Ten at-large. Last appearance: 2008, lost to Arkansas in round of 64. Coach: Tom Crean, 5-5 in five appearances. Best wins: Kentucky, Mich. State, Ohio State.

Region: South Seed: 16 Nickname: Delta Devils. Location: Itta Bena, Miss. Record: 21-12, 17-1. Bid: Southwestern Athletic champ. Last appearance: 2008, lost to UCLA in first round. Coach: Sean Woods, first appearance.

Mississippi Valley State

San Diego State

Region: Midwest Seed: 6 Nickname: Aztecs. Location: San Diego. Record: 26-7, 10-4. Bid: Mountain West at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Connecticut in regional semifinals. Coach: Steve Fisher, 22-10 in 11 appearances. Region: South Seed: 14 Nickname: Jackrabbits. Location: Brookings. Record: 27-7, 15-3. Bid: Summit champ. Last appearance: First appearance. Coach: Scott Nagy, first appearance Region: Midwest Seed: 12 Nickname: Bulls. Location: Tampa. Record: 20-13, 12-6. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 1992, lost to Georgetown in first round. Coach: Stan Heath, 3-3 in three appearances. Best wins: Seton Hall, Louisville, Cincinnati Region: East Seed: 9 Nickname: Golden Eagles. Location: Hattiesburg. Record: 25-8, 11-5. Bid: C-USA at-large. Last appearance: 1991, lost to North Carolina State in first round. Coach: Larry Eustachy, 3-3 in three appearances.

Baylor

Indiana

Missouri

Region: West Seed: 2 Nickname: Tigers. Location: Columbia. Record: 30-4, 14-4. Bid: Big 12 champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Cincinnati in second round. Coach: Frank Haith, 1-1 in one appearance.

South Dakota State

Belmont

Iona

Montana

Brigham Young

Region: West Seed: 14 Nickname: Gaels. Location: New Rochelle, N.Y. Record: 25-7, 15-3. Bid: MAAC at-large. Last appearance: 2006, lost to LSU in first round. Coach: Tim Cluess, first appearance.

Region: East Seed: 13 Nickname: Grizzlies. Location: Missoula. Record: 25-6, 15-1. Bid: Big Sky champ. Last appearance: 2010, lost to New Mexico in first round Coach: Wayne Tinkle, 0-1 in one appearance.

South Florida

Iowa State

Murray State

California

Region: South Seed: 8 Nickname: Cyclones. Location: Ames. Record: 22-10, 12-6. Bid: Big 12 at-large. Last appearance: 2005, lost to North Carolina in second round. Coach: Fred Hoiberg, first appearance. Region: Midwest Seed: 2 Nickname: Jayhawks. Location: Lawrence. Record: 27-6, 16-2. Bid: Big 12 at-large Last appearance: 2011, lost to Virginia Commonwealth in regional final. Coach: Bill Self, 28-12 in 13 appearances.

Region: West Seed: 6 Nickname: Racers. Location: Murray, Ky. Record: 30-1, 15-1. Bid: Ohio Valley champion. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Butler in second round. Coach: Steve Prohm, first appearance.

Southern Mississippi

Kansas

New Mexico

Region: West Seed: 5 Nickname: Lobos. Location: Albuquerque. Record: 27-6, 10-4. Bid: Mountain West champ. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Washington in second round. Coach: Steve Alford, 4-5 in five appearances.

Syracuse

Cincinnati

Kansas State

New Mexico State

Region: East Seed: 1 Nickname: Orange. Location: Syracuse, N.Y. Record: 31-2, 17-1. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Marquette in third round. Coach: Jim Boeheim, 45-27 in 28 appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 5 Nickname: Owls. Location: Philadelphia. Record: 24-7, 13-3. Bid: Atlantic 10 at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to San Diego State in third round. Coach: Fran Dunphy, 2-13 in 13 apperances. Region: East Seed: 11 Nickname: Longhorns. Location: Austin. Record: 20-13, 9-9. Bid: Big 12 at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Arizona in third round. Coach: Rick Barnes, 20-19 in 19 appearances.

Colorado

Region: East Seed: 8 Nickname: Wildcats. Location: Manhattan. Record: 21-10, 10-8. Bid: Big 12 at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Wisconsin in third round. Coach: Frank Martin, 5-3 in three appearances.

Region: South Seed: 13 Nickname: Aggies. Location: Las Cruces. Record: 26-9, 10-4. Bid: Western Athletic champ. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Michigan State in first round. Coach: Marvin Menzies, 0-1 in one appearance.

Temple

Kentucky

Norfolk State

Colorado State

Region: South Seed: 1 Nickname: Wildcats. Location: Lexington. Record: 32-2, 16-0. Bid: SEC at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Connecticut in Final Four. Coach: John Calipari, 32-13 in 13 appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 16 Nickname: Cardinals. Location: Beaumont, Tex. Record: 23-11, 11-5. Bid: Southland champ. Last appearance: 2000, lost to Duke in first round. Coach: Pat Knight, first appearance.

Region: West Seed: 15 Nickname: Spartans. Location: Norfolk, Va. Record: 25-9, 13-3. Bid: MEAC champ. Last appearance: None. Coach: Anthony Evans, first appearance.

Texas

Lamar

North Carolina

Region: Midwest Seed: 1 Nickname: Tar Heels. Location: Chapel Hill. Record: 29-5, 14-2. Bid: Atlantic Coast at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Kentucky in regional final. Coach: Roy Williams 58-19 in 21 NCAA appearances.

UNLV

Connecticut

Region: South Seed: 9 Nickname: Huskies. Location: Storrs. Record: 20-13, 8-10. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, national champion. Coach: Jim Calhoun, 51-19 in 22 appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 8 Nickname: Blue Jays. Location: Omaha. Record: 28-5, 14-4. Bid: Missouri Valley champ. Last appearance: 2007, lost to Nevada in first round. Coach: Greg McDermott, 0-3 in three appearances. Region: West Seed: 13 Nickname: Wildcats. Location: Davidson, N.C. Record: 25-7, 16-2. Bid: Southern champ. Last appearance: 2008, lost to Kansas in regional final. Coach: Bob McKillop, 3-5 in five appearances.

Lehigh

North Carolina-Asheville

Region: South Seed: 6 Nickname: Lobos. Location: Las Vegas. Record: 26-8, 9-5. Bid: Mountain West at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Illinois in second round. Coach: Dave Rice, first appearance. .

Creighton

Region: South Seed: 15 Nickname: Mountain Hawks. Location: Bethlehem, Pa. Record: 26-7, 11-3. Bid: Patriot League champ. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Kansas in first round. Coach: Brett Reed, 0-1 in one appearance.

Region: East Seed: 16 Nickname: Bulldogs. Location: Asheville. Record: 24-9, 16-2. Bid: Big South champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Pittsburgh in second round. Coach: Eddie Biedenbach, 2-3 in three appearances.

Vanderbilt

Long Beach State

North Carolina State

Region: East Seed: 5 Nickname: Commodores. Location: Nashville. Record: 24-10, 10-6. Bid: SEC champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Richmond in second round. Coach: Kevin Stallings, 5-7 in seven appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 16 Nickname: Catamounts. Location: Burlington. Record: 23-11, 13-3. Bid: America East champion. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Syracuse in opening round. Coach: John Becker: first appearance.

Davidson

Region: West Seed: 12 Nickname: 49ers Location: Long Beach, Calif. Record: 25-8, 15-1 Bid: Big West champ. Last Appearance: 2007, lost to Tennessee in first round. Coach: Dan Monson, 1-2 in two appearances.

Region: Midwest Seed: 11 Nickname: Wolfpack. Location: Raleigh Record: 22-12, 9-7. Bid: Atlantic Coast at-large. Last appearance: 2006, lost to Texas in second round Coach: Mark Gottfried, 5-7 in seven appearances.

Vermont

Long Island

Notre Dame

Detroit

Region: Midwest Seed: 15 Nickname: Titans. Location: Detroit. Record: 22-13, 14-4. Bid: Horizon champ. Last appearance: 1999, lost to UCLA in first round. Coach: Ray McCallum, 0-2 in two appearances. Region: South Seed: 2 Nickname: Blue Devils. Location: Durham, N.C. Record: 27-6, 13-3. Bid: ACC at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Arizona in regional semifinals. Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, 79-23 in 27 appearances.

Region: West Seed: 16 Nickname: Blackbirds. Location: Brooklyn, N.Y. Record: 25-8, 16-2. Bid: Northeast champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to North Carolina in second round. Coach: Jim Ferry, 0-1 in one appearance. Best wins: Vermont, Wagner, Robert Morris

Region: South Seed: 7 Nickname: Fighting Irish. Location: South Bend, Ind. Record: 22-11, 13-5. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Florida State in third round. Coach: Mike Brey, 6-9 in nine appearances.

Virginia

Ohio

Region: West Seed: 10 Nickname: Cavaliers. Location: Charlottesville Record: 22-9, 9-7. Bid: Atlantic Coast at-large. Last appearance: 2007, lost to Tennessee in second round Coach: Tony Bennett, 3-2 in two appearances Region: South Seed: 12 Nickname: Rams. Location: Richmond. Record: 28-6, 15-4. Bid: CAA champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Butler in Final Four. Coach: Shaka Smart, 5-1 in one appearance. Region: East Seed: 10 Nickname: Mountaineers. Location: Morgantown. Record: 19-13, 9-9. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Kentucky in third round. Coach: Bob Huggins, 27-19 in 19 appearances.

Louisville

Duke

Region: West Seed: 4 Nickname: Cardinals. Location: Louisville. Record: 26-9, 10-8. Bid: Big East champion. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Morehead State in second round. Coach: Rick Pitino, 38-15 in 16 NCAA appearances.

Region: Midwest Seed: 13 Nickname: Bobcats. Location: Athens, Ohio. Record: 27-7, 11-5. Bid: Mid-American champ. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Tennessee in second round. Coach: John Groce, 1-1 in one appearance.

Virginia Commonwealth

Ohio State

Loyola (Md.)

Florida

Region: West Seed: 7 Nickname: Gators. Location: Gainesville. Record: 23-10, 14-4. Bid: SEC at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Butler in Elite Eight. Coach: Billy Donovan, 25-9 in 11 appearances. Region: East Seed: 3 Nickname: Seminoles. Location: Tallahassee. Record: 24-9, 12-4. Bid: Atlantic Coast champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Virginia Commonwealth in regional semifinals. Coach: Leonard Hamilton, 5-6 in six NCAA appearances. Region: Midwest Seed: 3 Nickname: Hoyas. Location: Washington. Record: 23-8, 12-6. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Virginia Commonwealth in second round. Coach: John Thompson III, 7-7 in seven appearances. Region: East Seed: 7 Nickname: Bulldogs. Location: Spokane, Wash. Record: 25-6, 13-3. Bid: West Coast at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Brigham Young in third round. Coach: Mark Few, 12-12 in 12 appearances.

Region: East Seed: 15 Nickname: Greyhounds. Location: Baltimore. Record: 24-8, 13-5. Bid: Metro Atlantic champ. Last appearance: 1994, lost to Arizona in first round. Coach: Jimmy Patsos, first appearance.

Region: East Seed: 2 Nickname: Buckeyes. Location: Columbus. Record: 27-7, 13-5. Bid: Big 10 at-large Last appearance: 2011, lost to Kentucky in regional semifinal. Coach: Thad Matta, 16-9 in nine appearances.

West Virginia

Purdue

Marquette

Florida State

Region: West Seed: 3 Nickname: Golden Eagles. Location: Milwaukee. Record: 25-7, 14-4. Bid: Big East at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to North Carolina in regional semifinals. Coach: Buzz Williams, 3-3 in three appearances.

Region: Midwest Seed: 10 Nickname: Boilermakers. Location: West Lafayette, Ind. Record: 21-12, 10-8. Bid: Big Ten at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Virginia Commonwealth in third round. Coach: Matt Painter, 7-6 in six appearances.

Western Kentucky

Memphis

St. Bonaventure

Region: South Seed: 16 Nickname: Hilltoppers. Location: Bowling Green. Record: 15-18, 7-9. Bid: Sun Belt champ. Last appearance: 2009, lost to Gonzaga in second round. Coach: Ray Harper, first appearance.

Georgetown

Region: West Seed: 8 Nickname: Tigers. Location: Memphis. Record: 26-8, 13-3. Bid: Conference USA champ. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Arizona in second round. Coach: Josh Pastner, 0-1 in one appearance.

Region: East Seed: 14 Nickname: Bonnies. Location: Olean, N.Y. Record: 20-11, 10-6. Bid: Atlantic 10 champ Last appearance: 2000, lost to Kentucky in first round. Coach: Mark Schmidt, first appearance.

Wichita State

Michigan

St. Louis

Region: South Seed: 5 Nickname: Shockers. Location: Wichita. Record: 27-5, 16-2. Bid: Missouri Valley at-large. Last appearance: 2006, lost to George Mason in regional semifinals. Coach: Gregg Marshall, 1-7 in seven appearances. Region: East Seed: 4 Nickname: Badgers. Location: Madison. Record: 24-9, 12-6. Bid: Big Ten at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Butler in regional semifinal. Coach: Bo Ryan, 14-10 in 10 appearances.

Gonzaga

Region: Midwest Seed: 4 Nickname: Wolverines. Location: Ann Arbor. Record: 24-9, 13-5. Bid: Big Ten at-large. Last appearance: 2011, lost to Duke in third round. Coach: John Beilein, 8-6 in six appearances.

Region: West East Seed: 9 Nickname: Billikens. Location: St. Louis. Record: 24-6, 12-4. Bid: Atlantic 10 at-large Last appearance: 2000, lost to Utah in first round. Coach: Rick Majerus, 18-11 in 11 NCAA appearances.

Wisconsin

Michigan State

Saint Marys

Region: West Seed: 1 Nickname: Spartans. Location: East Lansing. Record: 27-7, 13-5. Bid: Big Ten champ Last appearance: 2011, lost to UCLA in second round. Coach: Tom Izzo, 35-13 in 14 appearances.

Region: Midwest Seed: 7 Nickname: Gaels. Location: Moraga, Calif. Record: 27-5, 14-2. Bid: West Coast champ. Last appearance: 2010, lost to Baylor in Sweet 16. Coach: Randy Bennett, 2-3 in three appearances.

Xavier

Region: South Seed: 10 Nickname: Musketeers. Location: Cincinnati. Record: 21-12, 10-6. Bid: Atlantic 10 at-large Last appearance: 2011, lost to Marquette in second round. Coach: Chris Mack, 2-2 in two NCAA appearances.