Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

UVA earns NCAA No. 1 overall seed

UVA earns NCAA No. 1 overall seed

While there is plenty of parity this year in college basketball, as well as plenty of low seeds that might be this year's Cinderella team, there's a good chance that the top-seeded teams will go far in March Madness. Villanova won 76-66 in overtime. With AP Photos.Top overall NCAA seed Virginia headlines the South Region bracket in the pursuit of an elusive Final Four. That would leave them one behind Duke for the most.

Wes Miller and the Spartans punched their ticket by topping East Tennesse State University in the Southern Conference Tournament. Against Baylor, the winning shot by his son sent him tumbling out of the chair.

Carolina is making its 49th NCAA Tournament appearance, second-most in NCAA history behind Kentucky's 57.

Radford University will also represent the Commonwealth in the tournament.

Johnson came back with what North Carolina called a hip injury.

In the final tune-up of the regular season before the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships, the distance medley relay team of Dunston, Edmundson, Alcorta and Dodge ran 11:17.78 to take second at the UCS Invitational at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem. But it hasn't been able to translate that success into the NCAA Tournament. Cincinnati's about a four-hour drive from Nashville. The Tar Heels will face No. 15 seed Lipscomb on Friday in Charlotte.

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The Cavaliers' definition of a down year now is last season, when they finished 23-11 and 11-7 in the ACC. It was a awful moment in America's recent history and a reminder of how far we still have to go as a nation.

Staying at home this year will be the VCU Rams, which lost in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament this week. "I think that's something that we have to do, so we don't have a really big margin for error". Rhode Island wound up getting the at-large bid that would have gone to Bonzie Colson and the Fighting Irish.

The Spartans are in the NCAA Tournament for the 21st consecutive year. More than that, the squad is a symbolic standard-bearer for a sport that is marked by parity and a tournament that figures to be wide open.

Virginia beat the Tar Heels by 12 points back in January. Coach Buzz Williams told his team it's all about accountability and the Hokies responded with wins over three top 10 opponents including UVA, UNC and Duke. I'm not necessarily the person who has to do it so the team can win.

The Midwest looks like the bracket of death with No. 1 seed Kansas opening up in Wichita.

But it also allows UNC to slice up a 2-3 zone, and Pinson is the key that unlocks it all. "We had a stretch where three or four teams couldn't score against us". Xavier is the top seed in the West, but a possible national championship game rematch with Gonzaga, the No. 4 seed, is a realistic Elite Eight possibility. But Davidson's only hope was to win the conference tournament - and Stephen Curry's alma mater did just that.

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North Carolina won the last game of a quadruple-header at Barclays, but it was still a sad day for Tar Heels Nation. Next up for the Musketeers, provided they take care of business in their opener, would be either 8-seed Missouri or 9-seed Florida State. Foster began his career with the Wildcats.

Duke Blue Devils forward Marvin Bagley III (35) drives with the ball against Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Bonzie Colson (35) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Rex Pflueger (0).

Oklahoma State beat Kansas twice and had victories against Texas Tech and West Virginia.

"It's not playing four days in a row that's hard", he said.

Duke-Carolina played in last season's ACC tournament semifinals, with fifth-seeded Duke upsetting UNC, 93-83.

It was the school's third ACC tournament win, it's second in this decade.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference leads the way with nine teams in the field.

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