Louisville Cardinals Overall No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament; Kentucky Wildcats Heading for NIT

The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team will be the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, heading to Lexington where they’ll play Thursday against either Liberty or North Carolina A&T.

In the Midwest Region, Louisville would play either Colorado State or Missouri in the second round. The Cardinals won the Big East Tournament on Saturday and enter the NCAA Tournament with a 29-5 record.  The Duke Blue Devils are the region’s No. 2 seed.

The NCAA Tournament bracket can be seen here.

Update 6:15 p.m.:

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, winners of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, are a No. 16 seed in the South Region. They play Friday in Kansas City against the Kansas Jayhawks, the No. 1 seed.

Update 6:23 p.m.:

The Indiana Hoosiers will be the No. 1 seed in the East Region. IU will play Friday in Dayton, Ohio, against either LIU Brooklyn or James Madison. The Miami Hurricanes are the No. 2 seed in the East Region.

Update 6:30 p.m.:

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the other No. 1 seed, in the West Region.

The Kentucky Wildcats, last year’s national champions, did not get an NCAA Tournament bid after finishing 21-11 but losing in their first game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Update 9 p.m.:

The Kentucky Wildcats will be a No. 1 seed in the National Invitation Tournament.

Update 9:05 p.m.:

The Wildcats will play on Tuesday against Robert Morris—at Robert Morris, in Pittsburgh. That’s because Rupp Arena is a venue for the NCAA Tournament. Where UofL is playing.

Joseph Lord

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.

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