2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections: Notre Dame Keeps Final No. 1 Seed

Erik Schultz@eschultz530Correspondent IMarch 13, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 13:  Nolan Smith #2 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after being named MVP and defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 75-58 in the championship game of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 13, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Top Overall Seed:  Ohio State

Remaining # 1 seeds (ranked in order):  Kansas, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame

 

EAST Region (at Newark, NJ)

Cleveland, OH     Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

1 Pittsburgh vs. 16 Boston U.

8 Richmond vs. 9 Missouri

Denver, CO       Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

5 Georgetown vs. 12 Virginia Tech / USC winner

4 Purdue vs. 13 Bucknell

Tampa, FL            Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

6 Old Dominion vs. 11 Michigan

3 Kentucky vs. 14 Wofford

Charlotte, NC    Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

7 UNLV vs. 10 Marquette

2 Duke vs. 15 Hampton

SOUTHEAST Region (at New Orleans, LA)

At Cleveland, OH             Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

1 Ohio State vs. 16 UNC-Asheville/UT-San Antonio winner

8 Villanova vs. 9 Florida State

At Chicago, IL    Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

5 Kansas State vs. 12 Michigan State/VCU winner

4 St. John’s vs. 13 Oakland

At Washington, DC         Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

6 Texas A&M vs. 11 Saint Mary’s

3 Connecticut vs. 14 Morehead State

At Tampa, FL      Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

7 Arizona vs. 10 Utah State

2 Florida vs. 15 Long Island

SOUTHWEST Region (at San Antonio, TX)

At Tulsa, OK       Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

1 Kansas vs. 16 Arkansas-Little Rock-Alabama State winner

8 George Mason vs. 9 UCLA

At Tucson, AZ     Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

5 Xavier vs. 12 Memphis

4 Louisville vs. 13 Princeton

At Washington, DC         Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

6 Vanderbilt vs. 11 Illinois

3 Syracuse vs. 14 Indiana State

At Tucson, AZ    Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

7 Cincinnati vs. 10 Colorado

2 San Diego State vs. 15 Akron

WEST Region (at Anaheim, CA)

at Chicago, IL     Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

1 Notre Dame vs. 16 UC-Santa Barbara

8 Washington vs. 9 Tennessee

At Denver, CO   Thu. Mar. 17/Sat. Mar. 19

5 Wisconsin vs. 12 Butler

4 BYU vs. 13 Belmont

At Charlotte, NC               Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

6 West Virginia vs. 11 Georgia

3 North Carolina vs. 14 Saint Peter’s

at Tulsa, OK        Fri. Mar. 18/Sun. Mar. 20

7 Temple vs. 10 Gonzaga

2 Texas vs. 15 Northern Colorado

LAST FOUR NON PLAY-IN TEAMS:  Michigan, Saint Mary’s, Illinois, Georgia

LAST FOUR IN (FIRST FOUR TEAMS):  Michigan State, Virginia Tech, USC, VCU

FIRST FOUR OUT:  Penn State, Alabama, Clemson, UAB

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