Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets

Jayhawks snag overall No. 1 seed
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2010 11:39 PM CDT
Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse Top Brackets
Winthrop's Ray Davis (1) and Andre Jones (21) celebrate after winning the Big South title March 6, 2010, in Conway, SC. Winthrop and Arkansas-Pine Bluff meet in Tuesday's NCAA tournament play-in game.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Overall No. 1 seed Kansas leads the field of 65 NCAA tournament teams, with Kentucky, Duke, and Syracuse—late-season slump and all—topping their respective brackets. The 32-2 Jayhawks, who won the 2008 title, captured this season's Big 12 tournament and will tangle with Syracuse in one semifinal if the seedings hold up. The Orangemen (28-4) won the regular-season Big East title but fell to Georgetown in the opening round of the conference tournament.

Kentucky, also 32-2, won the Southeastern Conference tournament title game in OT today and is the overall No. 2 seed. The Wildcats have won 13 of their last 14 even though, coach John Calipari tells USA Today, "We do so many dumb things." Duke (29-5), a top seed for the 10th time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, takes on the winner of Tuesday's play-in game between Winthrop (19-13) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (17-15) in the first round.
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