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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 03/12/2011

NCAA basketball: Eric Prisbell's NCAA tournament field of 68

By Eric Prisbell
Newark Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1Ohio StateBig Ten*Keep feeding Sullinger the ball
2North CarolinaACC*Marshall's been the difference
3SyracuseBig EastCould be headed to D.C.
4LouisvilleBig East Not star-studded, but not a problem
5VanderbiltSECBest win: vs. North Carolina
6Texas A&MBig 12214th-ranked non-league schedule
7Nevada-Las VegasMWCFive losses to San Diego State, BYU
8MarquetteBig EastPlayed 14 games vs. top 25 teams
9WashingtonPac-10Isaiah Thomas with the buzzer-beater for the Pac-10 title
10Michigan StateBig TenPurdue win locked up bid
11 RichmondAtlantic 10Spiders knock Owls from their perch
12ColoradoBig 12Wishes it can play K-State again
13PrincetonIvy*Buzzer-beats sends Tigers to tournament
14BucknellPatriot*Plays Lafayette on Friday for Patriot title
15Long IslandNortheast*Has not lost since Jan. 22
16 Alabama State*/Arkansas-Little RockPlay-inMust see TV? Not exactly.
New Orleans Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1PittsburghBig EastWill Dixon's team finally break through?
2TexasBig 12Another tough March for 'Horns?
3Brigham YoungMWCFredette's legend grows and grows
4KentuckySECLittle wiggle room in seeding
5ArizonaPac-10*Great job by Sean Miller
6West VirginiaBig EastMoved down because of bracketing procedures
7Old DominionCAA*ODU a poor-man's Pittsburgh
8Utah StateWAC*Nearly fell to San Jose State
9MissouriBig 12Can't trust Tigers on road
10MichiganBig TenEarned bid with Illinois win
11 ClemsonACCCemented berth with BC win
12Virginia Tech/Penn StateACC/Big TenStrong schedule helps PSU
13BelmontAtlantic Sun*A team with noteworthy depth
14WoffordSouthern*Terriers could challenge No. 3 seed
15St. Peter'sMAAC*First berth since 1995
16 Boston University*America EastBeat Stony Brook in final
Anaheim Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1Notre DameBig EastCame up short vs. Louisville
2San Diego StateMWC*Finally beat Jimmer, BYU
3FloridaSEC*Gators a sleeper Final Four pick
4PurdueBig TenJohnson Big Ten player of year
5Kansas StateBig 12Moves up because of bracketing rules
6CincinnatiBig EastNever challenged Notre Dame
7XavierAtlantic 10Another year without A-10 title
8UCLAPac-10Oregon loss was worst of year
9Florida StateACCHamilton kept team afloat
10VillanovaBig EastThe team everyone wants to play
11ButlerHorizon*A team no one wants to face
12Saint Mary's/VCUWCC/CAATwo teams that sneaked in
13Indiana StateMVC*The weakest No. 13 seed
14Morehead StateOVC*Lost one game since January
15 UC-Santa BarbaraBig West*Upset Long Beach State for second straight Big West title
16HamptonMEAC*Beat Morgan State in final
San Antonio Region
Seed Team Conf* Note
1KansasBig 12*Morrises the answer for Jayhawks
2DukeACCNot as formidable as last season
3ConnecticutBig East*Walker matched only by Fredette
4WisconsinBig TenPenn State game was unsightly
5 St. John'sBig EastOfficials can't help them with seed
6TempleAtlantic 10Three-year A-10 tourney reign is over
7GeorgetownBig EastMaybe the toughest team to seed
8George MasonCAAPatriots would rather be a 10
9GonzagaWCC*Finished season hot
10TennesseeSECCapable of anything against anyone
11 IllinoisBig TenA grade A disappointment
12MemphisC-USA*Beat UTEP on Miners' home court
13OaklandSummit*Keith Benson strong NBA prospect
14 Akron MAC*Won a wild one in MAC final
15Northern ColoradoBig Sky*One loss since January
16Texas San-Antonio*/UNC Asheville*Play-inAsheville surprise winner of league tourney

* - Projected conference champion

By Eric Prisbell  | March 12, 2011; 2:30 PM ET
 
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