Selection Sunday 2013 Results: Seeds, Reaction and Analysis

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Selection Sunday 2013 Results: Seeds, Reaction and Analysis
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The regular season is over. The conference tournaments are over. We can now put all of the bracketology talk behind us and begin scouring the Field of 68 for our sleepers, overrated giants and Final Four picks. 

Finally. 

That's not to say the last four months of college hoops haven't been magical. They have been so much more. 

Upsets, buzzer-beaters and scintillating moments have defined the 2012-13 season, and even the biggest critics of the sport couldn't have asked for much more. 

But now that Selection Sunday is in the books and the bracket is officially official, the best week—with all due respect to the thrilling championship week that just came to an end—of the sports year is about to begin.

Let's take a closer look at the entire field of lucky participants of the madness.

Note: Be sure to click here to download a printable NCAA bracket. Follow along with the live, updated bracket here.

 

Midwest (Indianapolis)

Team vs. Team Arena Location
(1) Louisville  vs. (16) North Carolina A&T/Liberty Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
(8) Colorado State vs. (9) Missouri Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
(5) Oklahoma State vs. (12) Oregon HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif.
(4) Saint Louis vs. (13) New Mexico State HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif.
(6) Memphis vs. (11) Middle Tennessee/St. Mary's The Palace Auburn Hills, Mich
(3) Michigan State vs. (14) Valparaise The Palace Auburn Hills, Mich.
(7) Creighton vs. (10) Cincinnati  Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
(2) Duke vs. (15) Albany Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

 

South (North Texas)

Team vs. Team Arena Location
(1) Kansas vs. (16) Western Kentucky Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo.
(8) North Carolina vs. (9) Villanova Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo.
(5) VCU vs. (12) Akron The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich.
(4) Michigan vs. (13) South Dakota State The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich.
(6) UCLA vs. (11) Minnesota Frank Erwin Center  Austin, Texas
(3) Florida vs. (14) Northwestern State Frank Erwin Center  Austin, Texas
(7) San Diego State vs. (10) Oklahoma Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
(2) Georgetown vs. (15) Florida Gulf Coast Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia

 

East (Washington, D.C.)

Team vs. Team Arena Location
(1) Indiana  vs. (16) LIU Brooklyn/James Madison UD Arena Dayton, Ohio
(8) NC State vs. (9) Temple UD Arena Dayton, Ohio
(5) UNLV vs. (12) California HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif.
(4) Syracuse vs. (13) Montana HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif.
(6) Butler vs. (11) Bucknell Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
(3) Marquette vs. (14) Davidson Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
(7) Illinois vs. (10) Colorado Frank Erwin Center  Austin, Texas
(2) Miami vs. (15) Pacific Frank Erwin Center  Austin, Texas

 

West (Los Angeles)

Team vs. Team Arena Location
(1) Gonzaga vs. (16) Southern EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
(8) Pittsburgh  vs. (9) Wichita State EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
(5) Wisconsin vs. (12) Ole Miss Sprint Center Kansas City, Mo.
(4) Kansas State vs. (13) Boise State/La Salle Sprint Center
Kansas City, Mo.
(6) Arizona vs. (11) Belmont EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
(3) New Mexico vs. (14) Harvard EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
(7) Notre Dame vs. (10) Iowa State UD Arena Dayton, Ohio
(2) Ohio State vs. (15) Iona UD Arena Dayton, Ohio

 

Reaction

The show started with a bit of shock when Pac-12 tourney champ Oregon was given a 12 seed. CBS Sports' Jeff Borzello noted that might have been a potentially unexpected snub:

He also suggested the injury to point guard Dominic Artis, who hasn't played as well since returning in late February, might have had something to do with it:

Grantland's Shane Ryan realized some bad news for Duke: The Midwest is stacked:

Jonathan Givony of Draft Express looked forward to a potential NBA-caliber individual matchup out of the South:

Rush the Court's Walker Carey noted an interesting discrepancy:

USA Today's Nicole Auerbach gave us a recap of the bubble teams that missed out on a bid:

Some of the bubble teams that made it include Middle Tennessee, St. Mary's, Boise State and La Salle. Did the right teams make it? Who has the easiest path to Atlanta? The toughest? Make sure to let us know. 

 

Make your picks for the 2013 NCAA tournament here with the Bracket Challenge Game

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