The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament champion Virginia Cavaliers have earned the No. 1 overall seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, which begins with First Four action on Tuesday, March 13. The Hoos (31-2) are the No. 1 seed in the South region, which also includes the following teams …
– No. 2 Cincinnati
– No. 3 Tennessee
– No. 4 Arizona
– No. 5 Kentucky
– No. 6 Miami
– No. 7 Nevada
– No. 8 Creighton
– No. 9 Kansas State
– No. 10 Texas
– No. 11 Loyola-Chicago
– No. 12 Davidson
– No. 13 Buffalo
– No. 14 Wright State
– No. 15 Georgia State
– No. 16 Maryland-Baltimore County
Charlotte (N.C.), Boise (ID), Nashville (TN), and Dallas (TX) are the host sites for the South region’s second round and round of 32 games. Atlanta (GA) is the host site for the South region’s Sweet 16 and Elite 8 contests with San Antonio (TX) hosting the Final Four and National Championship games. Villanova (East), Kansas (Midwest), and Xavier (West) join Virginia as number one seeds in this year’s tourney.
Virginia takes on No. 16 seed UMBC on Friday, March 16, with approximately a 9:20 p.m. EST tip time. The winner meets either No. 8 seed Creighton or No. 9 seed Kansas State in the round of 32 on Sunday, March 18.
— Virginia Men’s Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) March 12, 2018
Should the Hoos make the second week, Arizona or Kentucky could await Tony Bennett’s group in the Sweet 16. No. 4 Arizona faces No. 13 Buffalo while No. 5 Kentucky takes on No. 12 Davidson. Both games take place on March 15.
In Nashville, No. 2 Cincinnati faces No. 15 Georgia State on March 16. The winner of this game will take on the winner of No. 7 Nevada versus No. 10 Texas.
Tennessee is the No. 3 seed and will meet No. 14 Wright State on March 15 in Dallas. The winner takes on the winner of No. 6 Miami versus No. 11 Loyola-Chicago in the round of 32.
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