ACC Receives 3 #1 Seeds In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Ruben Hill
March 18, 2019

Led by the forward duo of Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke and the backcourt tandem of Josh Perkins and Zach Norvell Jr., Gonzaga gets a boost with the presence of a healthy Killian Tillie, a 6-10 junior out of France who missed most of the season with foot injuries but returned for the WCC Tournament.

The toughest path to the Final Four is in the Midwest region where No. 1 North Carolina is slated for potential games with fifth-seeded Auburn or fourth-seeded Kansas - in Kansas City, no less - in the Sweet 16, and a rematch with Kentucky in the Elite 8.

Virginia (29-3) will play an NCAA Tournament newcomer in Gardner-Webb (23-11) of the Big South Conference on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina. Coach Tony Bennett said his Cavaliers know what they have to do to be successful.

ESPN is your home for the 2019 NCAA women's basketball tournament; check your local listings for games and start times. "So if we play well, hopefully we can go 1-0 and then we'll address the next one". No. 1 Virginia vs.

The tournament's No. 1 overall seed, Duke, landed in an East region that has Michigan State - victor of the Big 10's regular season and conference tournament - opposite the Blue Devils as the tourney's top 2-seed.

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. Other teams that have already punched their tickets at their conference tournaments include Mercer, Abilene Christian, Southern, South Dakota State, Boise State, New Mexico State and BYU.

Reaching the Final Four in Minneapolis won't be easy.

The Blue Devils, as expected, earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament when the bracket was revealed Sunday. The No. 2 seed Vols open Friday in Columbus, Ohio, against Colgate (24-10). There's also Villanova and Cincinnati, which just beat No. 11 Houston for the American Athletic Conference tournament title just before the brackets were released.

Plan your NCAA Tournament travel: Lodging at Airbnb, Last Minute Travel, Choice Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, Hotels.com. Here is tune-in information for every game in the first and second rounds. The Big East champs haven't been seeded this low since 2013. Additionally, the West Coast Conference champion Saint Mary's Gaels earned a No. 11 seed, and will face No. 6 Villanova in Hartford, Conn.

At Tulsa, Okla. No. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Iowa - Friday, March 22 at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT No. 2 Tennessee vs.

Ohio State was 19-14 on the season.

Regional action begins with the Sweet 16 on March 29-30.

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