MARCH MAD­NESS

Seeds are set; time to fill out your bracket on C3

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Lyt­tle klyt­tle@states­man.com NCAA

On a Se­lec­tion Sun­day when North­west­ern made his­tory, Vil­lanova lined it­self up for a shot at de­fend­ing its na­tional cham­pi­onship, North Carolina beat Duke in a game of brack­e­tol­ogy and the Big 12 slipped its bub­ble team into the field.

Las Ve­gas quickly weighed in and made the ACC Tourna- ment cham­pion Blue Devils the fa­vorite at 5-to-1. The Tar Heels are 6-1, fol­lowed by Nova, Ken­tucky and Kansas, each at 8-1. At least they have odds.

Tra­di­tional power Syra­cuse, a Fi­nal Four team a year ago, and Illi­nois State, a team that won 27 games and went 17-1 in its con­fer­ence, were left at the al­tar.

Mean­while, it’s go­ing to be a lonely NCAA Tour­na­ment for the Lone Star State. Only three teams from Texas were in­vited to the 68-team party:

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