2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament: West Region Preview

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Mar 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Deshaun Thomas holds the Big Ten basketball tournament trophy after the championship game of the Big Ten tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at the United Center. Ohio State won 50-43. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

As far as which regions have the most strength at the top, the west may have the most depth in seeds 1-4. Kansas State(12), New Mexico(10), Ohio State(7), and Gonzaga(1), all finished the regular-season in the AP top-25. It’s safe to say the winner of the west will likely be one of those teams.


Opening Firsst Four Round in Dayton

Boise State vs. La Salle


Round of 64

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Southern

No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State

No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Harvard

No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Ole Miss

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 Boise State/La Salle

No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 15 Iona

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. No. 10 Iowa State


Full Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, March 21

At EnergySolutions Arena

Salt Lake City

— Gonzaga (31-2) vs. Southern (23-9), 4:10 p.m. | TV: TBS | Broadcasters: Spero Dedes/Doug Gottlieb/Jamie Maggio

— Pittsburgh (24-8) vs. Wichita State (26-8), 1:40 p.m. | TV: TBS | Broadcasters:Dedes/Gottlieb//Maggio

— Arizona (25-7) vs. Belmont (26-6), 7:20 p.m. | TV: TNT | Broadcasters:Dedes/Gottlieb/Maggio

— New Mexico (29-5) vs. Harvard (19-9), approx. 9:50 p.m. | TV: TNT | Broadcasters:Dedes/Gottlieb/Maggio

Friday, March 22

At UD Arena

Dayton, Ohio

— Ohio State (26-7) vs. Iona (20-13), 7:15 p.m. | TV: CBS | Broadcasters: Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson

— Notre Dame (25-9) vs. Iowa State (22-11), 9:45 p.m. | TV: CBS | Broadcasters:Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson

At The Sprint Center

Kansas City, Mo.

— Wisconsin (23-11) vs. Mississippi (26-8), 12:40 p.m. | TV: truTV | Broadcasters:Albert/Kerr/Sager

— Kansas State (27-7) vs. Boise State-La Salle winner, 3:10 p.m.| TV: truTV |Broadcasters: Albert/Kerr/Sager

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