March Madness Bracket Update: 26 Southern Teams Make 2017 NCAA Tournament

//March Madness Bracket Update: 26 Southern Teams Make 2017 NCAA Tournament

March Madness Bracket Update: 26 Southern Teams Make 2017 NCAA Tournament

Sixty-four teams comprise the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket and 26 are from Southern programs. The teams were announced yesterday after conference championships were decided. Toping the list of teams from the South are North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, Baylor, Florida and Florida State.

North Carolina Central, Wake Forest and New Orleans must win qualifying games early this week to determine the final bracket. However, if all three advance, 40 percent of the 64 teams will be from programs from below the Mason-Dixon line.

Here is a list of Southern NCAA programs and their seeds competing in each of the four regional tournaments that begin on Thursday, March 16. Click here for a printable bracket.

South

North Carolina (1)
Kentucky (2)
Arkansas (8)
Wake Forest (11)
Middle TN (12)
Northern Kentucky (15)
Texas Southern (16)

East Region

Duke (2)
Baylor (3)
Florida (4)
Virginia (5)
SMU (6)
South Carolina (7)
Virginia Tech (9)
UNC Wilmington (12)
East Tenn. St. (13)
Troy, AL (15)
New Orleans (16)

Midwest

Louisville (2)
Miami, FL (8)
NC Central (16)
Jacksonville St. (15)

West

Florida St. (3)
Vanderbilt (9)
VCU (10)
Fla. Gulf Coast (14)

2017-03-14T09:55:51+00:00March 14th, 2017|Sports|Comments Off on March Madness Bracket Update: 26 Southern Teams Make 2017 NCAA Tournament