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2011 March Madness Bracket: West Virginia In East Region

The West Virginia Mountaineers are in the East Region. They’ll play the winner of the first-round matchup between UAB and Clemson in their first game, and if they can win that game they’ll play the winner of Kentucky and Princeton. The Selection Show didn’t name the seed, but it looks like WVU is a No. 5 seed. That’s a fine draw for West Virginia, if that is in fact what their seed is – they could easily have been lower after losing their first game in the Big East Tournament. The Mountaineers could play Ohio State if they win their first two games. The East region also features Syracuse, Xavier, Villanova and Marquette.

With the announcement of Marquette and Villanova, it appears that the Big East will indeed have 11 representatives – Marquette and Villanova were the only two obvious bubble teams in the conference. This is going to be a big day for the Big East.

UPDATE: WVU does, in fact, have the No. 5 seed. The selection show isn't verbally announcing them, but I just noticed their graphics have the seeds listed in the corners.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.