When the selection showed aired at 6 PM EST on Sunday, Marquette waited through over two regions before hearing their name called. It was worth the wait however, as the Golden Eagles received a number three seed, slightly higher than expected.
The Golden Eagles were seeded third a year ago as well, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen before bowing out to Florida. The East region is full of intriguing matchups, featuring the likes of Indiana, Miami, Syracuse, UNLV and Butler among others.
Marquette started the season with expectations to be a middle of the pack team, far from the co-Big East title that they shared with Georgetown and Louisville. Can the Golden Eagles continue to exceed those expectations and mark their place in NCAA Tournament history?