Kansas has the top seed in the Southwest region and will play Boston University in Tulsa. The winner from that game will play the winner of UNLV and Illinois. Moving down the bracket we have Vanderbilt and A-10 champion Richmond. Louisville has the No. 4 seed and will face Morehead State. Notre Dame has the No. 2 seed and will face Akron. Texas A&M has the No. 7 seed and will play Florida State. Purdue is seeded third and will take on Saint Peter’s. Georgetown is seeded sixth and will play either USC or VCU.
This region features three more Big East teams, Notre Dame, Louisville and Georgetown. The Southeast, which will be headed by Pitt, is the last bracket that remains to be announced.
Pitt will play either UNC-Asheville or Arkansas-Little Rock in its first game. Assuming the Panthers win that one, they’ll face either No. 8 Butler or No. 9 Old Dominion. Further down the bracket is No. 5 Kansas State taking on No. 12 Utah State, and No. 4 Wisconsin against No. 13 Belmont.
The No. 2 team in the Southeast will be Florida, which will play No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara. No. 7 UCLA will face No. 10 Michigan State. No. 3 BYU will play No. 14 Wofford. No. 6 St. John’s will play No. 11 Gonzaga.
This looks like a great draw for Pittsburgh.