Our resident bracketologist examines how South Carolina, not Stanford, ended up a No. 1 seed, why geography didn't play as big of a role in the bracket this year, and explains why a No. 3 seed might be just what Louisville deserved.
With a big SEC road win Sunday, South Carolina has moved to the top line. But will a No. 1 seed mean a possible road game in the second round or a long trip to the West Coast for the Gamecocks' opening tournament games?
Tuesday's UConn-Duke showdown marks the 52nd time the nation's Nos. 1 and 2 teams will meet. The history of 1-2 matchups and the recent results between the two programs both work strongly against Duke.