Live from Selection Sunday
Coach Billy Donovan's Florida squad is the overall No. 1 seed in this season's NCAA tournament.
The Gators received the top spot in the South Regional. Arizona is the No. 1 seed in the West. Wichita State is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest, and Virginia is the top team in the East.
Ohio State plays Dayton in an Interstate 70 matchup in the South Regional.
Wisconsin is a No. 2 seed and will play American on Thursday in Milwaukee in the West Regional.
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Michigan State, which won the Big Ten tournament Sunday, is seeded fourth in the East and will face 13th-seeded Delaware.
Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks are seeded second in the South.
Lon Kruger's Oklahoma Sooners are seeded fifth in the West.
Nebraska is seeded 11th in the West.
In the Midwest Regional, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber will bring his ninth-seeded Wildcats to St. Louis, the site of his crowning achievement where he led Illinois to the national title game in 2005 against North Carolina.
I get to see Bruce Weber again. So there's that.
— Brett Dawson (@BDawsonRivals) March 16, 2014
Michigan is seeded second in the Midwest and will open against Wofford. Iowa is seeded 11th in the Midwest and will open in a play-in game against Tennessee in Dayton, Ohio.
Minnesota, a bubble team, did not make the NCAA field.
For a break from basketball, former Illini Scott Langley just finished third.
— Luke Guthrie (@LukeGuthrie) March 16, 2014
The selection committee released its pairings Sunday, not long after the Gators defeated Kentucky in the SEC tournament final to bring their winning streak to 26 games.
On Thursday, the Gators play the winner of a First Four game between Albany and St. Mary’s.
Kansas will open against Eastern Kentucky and former Centennial star Jeff Johnson.
Wichita State still had something to be angry about on Selection Sunday.
The second-ranked Shockers landed the first No. 1 seed in school history and will start their pursuit of a second consecutive Final Four on Friday in St. Louis, where they ran their record to 34-0 by winning the Missouri Valley tournament last weekend.
That’s where the reward for their season ended, though. They landed in a loaded region that includes second-seeded Michigan, third-seeded Duke and fourth-seeded Louisville, the defending national champion.
Relying on their motto of “play angry,” the Shockers are the first school to reach the NCAA tournament unbeaten since UNLV in 1991. They’ll open against the winner of a game between Big West champion Cal Poly and SWAC champion Texas Southern.
The Final Four starts April 5 in Arlington, Texas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.