Selection Sunday’s NCAA Tournament field and March Madness is upon us and it’s time to fill out the brackets, starting in the East Region.
The Indiana Hoosiers get the No. 1 seed in the east, as they’re the third overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, following Louisville and Kansas, who earned the top lines in the Midwest and South regions, respectively.
Indiana won the Big Ten’s regular season title, finishing with 14-4 record in conference, before losing to Wisconsin 68-56 in the Big Ten Tournament Semifinals at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday.
The Hoosiers are led by Cody Zeller, who has averaged just under 17 points per game and will begin their run in the tournament in Dayton, Ohio. There, they’ll play the winner of LIU-Brooklyn and James Madison, who will play in the First Four.
The East Region will conclude with the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight on March 28th and 30th at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Here’s how the region fills out:
No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 16 LIU Brooklyn/James Madison
No. 8 NC State vs. No. 9 Temple
No. 5 UNLV vs. No. 12 California
No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 13 Montana
No. 6 Butler vs. No. 11 Bucknell
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 14 Davidson
No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 Colorado
No. 2 Miami vs. No. 15 Pacific