MONDAY SPORTS: NCAA Tournament field set

March 17, 2014

Florida has been named the top seed in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, joined by fellow Number 1 seeds Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia in the 68-team March Madness bracket released on Sunday. WichitaState is the first team to the enter the NCAA tournament undefeated since Nevada-Las Vegas in 1991. The defending champion, Louisville, drew a Number 4 seed. Play begins Tuesday with two games in Dayton, Ohio.

Wofford, the Southern Conference Tournament Champion, is a #15 seed in the Midwest Regional and will face number two seed Michigan in its opening game. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Texas-ArizonaState game in the next round.

Coastal Carolina is a number 16 seed in the East Regional. The Chanticleers, in the big dance by virtue of a Big South Tournament title last week, will face ACC regular season and tournament champion and number one seed Virginia Friday.

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A two-year absence from postseason play ended Sunday when Clemson accepted a bid to compete in the 2014 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). The third-seeded Tigers host No. 6 seed GeorgiaState on Tuesday in a 9 p.m. game televised by ESPNU. Clemson is returning to the NIT for the first time since the 2006-07 team advanced to the championship game in Madison Square Garden. Elsewhere, Georgia will host Vermont in round one play Wednesday at Stegeman coliseum in Athens.

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In the NBA Sunday, Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Al Jefferson added 16 of his 20 in the second half to help the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwuakee Bucks 101-92 for their fourth straight victory.

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Furman’s Sunday baseball series finale finale versus Hofstra has been postponed and rescheduled for Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Latham Stadium. The two teams were scheduled to play at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, but rain forced a first postponement until 5:00 p.m. today and now to 4:00 p.m. Monday.

 

 

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