The Alabama Crimson Tide, Houston Cougars, Kansas Jayhawks and Purdue Boilermakers had been named because the No. 1 seeds within the males’s NCAA match on Sunday.
Alabama enters the NCAA match after a tumultuous season off the courtroom. The Crimson Tide earned the highest seed for the primary time at school historical past. They are going to play the winner of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and SE Missouri State within the first spherical.
The Kansas Jayhawks return as one of many high seeds after capturing the fourth nationwide championship at school historical past final season.
Kansas was ousted within the Massive 12 championship recreation, as they performed with out head coach Invoice Self, who missed the match on account of a medical concern earlier this week. Self is anticipated to return to the workforce this week after being discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
The defending nationwide champions are looking for to develop into the primary back-to-back March Insanity champions for the reason that Florida Gators in 2006 and 2007. Kansas will play Howard within the first spherical.
In the meantime, regardless of dropping within the AAC championship recreation to Memphis, the Houston Cougars earned a high seed after ending the season with a 31-3 document. They’ll enter March Insanity hoping to get again AAC participant of the yr Marcus Sasser, who missed the championship recreation with a strained groin.
Houston will play Northern Kentucky within the first spherical.
Purdue edged previous Penn State within the Massive Ten match to win its first convention match title since 2009 – its second at school historical past – and earn a high seed into March Insanity.
The Purdue Boilermakers will play the winner of Texas Southern and Fairleigh Dickinson within the first spherical.
The NCAA match is scheduled to tip off on March 14 and run by means of April 3.
The ladies’s subject is about to be introduced at 8 p.m. ET and is prone to characteristic the undefeated, reigning champion South Carolina Gamecocks as the highest seed.
The Choice Committee introduced the 68-team males’s subject on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET, a mix of the 32 groups that received every of the 32 Division I conferences and the 36 groups chosen to “at-large” berths.
The opening spherical of the match, often known as the “First 4,” takes place this week and sees eight low-rated groups battling it out to determine the ultimate spots of the bracket. As soon as the 64 groups have been cemented, the primary and second rounds of March Insanity happen March 16-19 for the boys and March 17-20 for the ladies.
From there, the winner of every recreation strikes on and the loser heads dwelling: “Survive and advance,” because the mantra goes.
The boys’s “Last 4” spherical will happen on April 1 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and the ladies’s “Last 4” will happen March 31 at American Airways Middle in Dallas.