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Dancing with the stars: Breaking down each region in the 2016 NCAA men's tournament

March Madness 2016 NCAA Tournament Brackets Announced

Welcome to the Big Dance.

Sleepers... Cinderellas... Overrated... Underdogs... The madness turns to mayhem.

We've begun to prepare for the upcoming weeks by breaking down each region. Who knows, this might even help you fill out your bracket -- and pick a winner.

EAST REGION

North Carolina has earned the No. 1 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.

The Tar Heels (28-6) won the ACC Tournament and open against the Florida Gulf Coast-Fairleigh Dickinson winner about 30 miles away from campus in Raleigh, North Carolina.

North Carolina won its 18th ACC championship, one shy of Duke's conference record. The Tar Heels played tournament games in Raleigh in 2008, and rolled to two easy wins in the opening weekend on their way to the Final Four. The Tar Heels won their last national championship in 2009.

Xavier earned the No. 2 seed, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana.

Florida Gulf Coast is back in the tournament for the second time in program history and first since it reached the Sweet 16 in 2013.

The East Regional final is March 27 in Philadelphia, with the winner advancing to the Final Four.

MIDWEST REGION

Virginia is a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament even without a conference title this season.

The Cavaliers (26-7) are the top team in the Midwest Region, and will play Mid-Eastern Conference champion Hampton (21-10) in their tournament opener Thursday in Raleigh, North Carolina.

After finishing the ACC regular season a game behind North Carolina, the Cavaliers advanced to the tournament championship game and lost to the Tar Heels 61-57 on Saturday.

Michigan State (29-5), which won the Big Ten tournament championship earlier Sunday, is the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region.

While an ACC runner-up, Virginia had some impressive non-conference wins. There was a three-game stretch in December when the Cavaliers beat No. 9 West Virginia, No. 3 Villanova and No. 24 California.

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23: 1998 Richard “Rip” Hamilton’s floater

Before Richard Hamilton got nicknamed “The Mask” and played 14 season in the NBA, winning one NBA title, he played for coach Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies. He averaged 19.8 points and led UCONN to a National Title in 1999. But perhaps his most awe-inspiring moment in college came during the Huskies' matchup with underdog Washington in the 1998 NCAA tournament.

 Washington led by one point with 16 seconds remaining. A series of four offensive rebounds, two of which by Hamilton himself, led to a fade away put back that silenced Washington and earned UCONN an Elite Eight berth.

An unfortunate end to what could have been a Cinderella-like finish for a young Washington team.

The Huskies would end up losing in the elite 8 to the North Carolina Tar Heels. A team that featured a young Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison. But this epic shot will go down in NCAA history as one of the most suspenseful moments in tournament history.

(Photo by: Matthew Stockman /Getty Images)

22: 1990 Rick Fox: Clutch player and excellent actor

Before Rick Fox launched his acting career, that was as phenomenal as it was short lived in his stellar performance as “Sweetfeet” in the heartwarming kid’s movie Holes, he played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. But even before he played professional basketball with Kobe and Shaq in LA, he was hitting buzzer beaters for Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina.

The 1990 NCAA season was dominated by the Oklahoma Sooners. They had gone 27-5 in the regular season and were eyeing a National Title as they cruised past Towson State in the first round. But the UNC Tarheels, led by Fox, met the Sooners in the round of 32 in an instant classic.

With eight seconds left, the game was all tied up as the Tarheels in-bounded the ball under their own hoop. They found their main man, Rick Fox on the opposite baseline where he drove down the lane and rose up and stayed in the air for what seemed like forever until finally releasing the ball before time expired, kissing it off the backboard to win the game.

Fox reflected on the play later saying “As I caught the ball on the weak side, I remembered what coach had told me: ‘Don’t take a three, we only need two points.’ To this day I don’t know what I would have done if he hadn’t told me that.”

I guess that is why Dean Smith is one of the all-time greats. He knows the situation and he knows his players. Maybe Rick Fox wouldn’t have had as a successful basketball career if it wasn’t for Dean Smith. But we all know his acting career was the consequence of a God-given talent for being in front of a camera, something Coach Smith could have never have given Fox any advice on.

(Photo by North Carolina/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

21: 2011 Kemba Walker is not human

The 2011 season started off as strong as ever for a Kemba Walker led UCONN Huskies team, as they won the Maui Invitational beating Witchita State, Michigan State, and Kentucky. Through January, they were considered one of the best teams in the nation. Then, for whatever reason, the Huskies went cold. They won just four of their nine games in the month of February. Probably the worst time a streak like this could happen, as the Big East conference tournament was just around the corner.

But they got hot winning five games in five days during the tournament. The quarterfinals game was against heavily favored Pittsburgh which was #3 in the nation at the time. The UCONN Huskies seemed to all of a sudden remember what made them so good earlier in the season as they gave the ball to Kemba Walker for their final possession in regulation during a tie ball game.

After a switch on a ball screen, Kemba was guarded by Gary McGhee. After putting the 6-foot-11 center on ice skates a couple of times, Walker stepped back, pulled up, and found nothing but the bottom of the net to win the game.

The Huskies would go on to win the National Title that year. And it all started with that buzzer beater from Kemba Walker in the Big East conference tournament.

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

16: 2015 Davidson beats LaSalle

Davidson entered the Atlantic 10 tournament as the favorite, but ended up losing in the semis to VCU. In order to rightfully claim a berth in the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats needed at least one win, which seemed like it wouldn’t happen for a while as time trickled away in the second half against LaSalle. They were trailing by 17 at one point before going on a 13-2 run to end the game.

The 13th point came when Davidson was trailing by one with 17 seconds remaining with possession of the ball. Senior guard, Tyler Kalinoski penetrated to the left side of the basket before lobbing up an underhanded scoop shot as he fell towards the baseline. The ball bounced off the backboard before slamming down on the rim and dropping in the bucket as time expired.

What remains to be seen in Davidson’s game this year is if they can compete against good competition. While winning the Atlantic 10 is a solid feat, Davidson hasn’t really beaten anyone except Dayton, so going up against Iowa in the round of 64 will be a good test. Additionally, Davidson has yet to get out of the round of 64 since Steph Curry left the program in 2008. A tournament run this year could prove that Davidson is for real or not.

(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

15: 2010 Korie Lucious comes out of nowhere

In 2010, Michigan State faced off against a tough Maryland team in the round of 32. Everything seemed to be going as planned for the Spartans as the jumped out to a 16 point lead in the first half. Unfortunately, their star point guard and leading scorer, Kalin Lucas, went down with an injury and could not finish the game. So, on the biggest stage in college basketball, coach Tom Izzo called upon Korie Lucious to fill in for Lucas.

Blowing a 16 point lead and letting Maryland all the way back in the game wasn’t really the coming-out party Lucious had expected for his first time getting significant minutes in the NCAA tournament. But as Maryland took the lead with eight seconds to go, Lucious had to step up and make a big play.

Michigan State forward, Draymond Green frantically pushed the ball up court but was stopped by a Maryland defender at the three point line. He whizzed a pass by the head of teammate Delvon Roe, and found Lucious on the opposite wing as the clock was wasting away. Lucious took one dribble and pulled up with confidence sinking his first ever buzzer beater.

This is the type of play that makes March Madness such a spectacle to watch. A kid comes off the bench for Coach Izzo, scores 13 points and hits the game-winning jumper. Michigan State ended up not being able to overcome the injury of Lucas, who had a torn Achilles tendon, and fell to Butler in the Final Four. But what a shot by an unsuspecting little shooting guard in Korie Lucious.

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

14: 2011 Another Butler upset

In the last decade, there has not been a team who has supplied NCAA basketball fans with more exciting upsets and nail-biting endings than Butler. In 2011, Butler went up against a hot Old Dominion team who had just won eight straight games to capture the #9 seed in the tournament. So in the round of 64, Butler squared off against the Monarchs in another addition to the book that is Butler thrillers.

With six seconds left, star point guard Shelvin Mack drove the ball to the bucket but was cut off by the Old Dominium defense. He heaved up a prayer that tipped off the hands of about four players before landing gracefully in the hands of Matt Howard with about 0.5 seconds left. Howard caught the ball and threw it off the backboard to seal the victory and send Old Dominium home.

The Butler Bulldogs were far from done that year. Some thought the 2010 run that Butler went on ended when Gordon Hayward entered the NBA draft. But Butler proceeded to beat #1 Pittsburgh, #4 Wisconsin, #2 Florida, and #11 VCU before finally falling to UCONN in the championship game. Back-to-back title appearances isn’t half bad for a mid-major like Butler.

(Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

13: 2006 Kenton Paulino knocks down a big one

Way back when, during LaMarcus Aldridge’s playing days for Texas, the Longhorns were a premiere college basketball program every year. In 2006, the earned themselves a #2 seed in the NCAA tournament where they easily cruised through the first two rounds only to play West Virginia in the Sweet 16.

But as Texas went up against West Virginia, they struggled from beyond the arc shooting just 21 percent (4-19).  They had to rely on their post players to score in the paint and defense to have any chance against the sharp-shooting West Virginia Mountaineers.

As the second half was coming to a close they found themselves with a three-point lead with just 13 seconds left. But West Virginia went to their star forward Kevin Pittsnogle who nailed a three to tie up the game with 5 seconds left. The Longhorns point guard, A.J. Abrams pushed the ball up the court only to find Kenton Paulino on the wing. A nothing-but-net game winner followed as Texas stormed the court.

It is only fitting that Paulino hit the game-winning three. After all he was due to make one after going 1-6 from 3-point range until the game winner. Paulino finished his career at Texas second all-time in career 3-point percentage. Quite a feat considering sharp-shooting NBA forward Kevin Durant’s alma mater is Texas.

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

10: 2006 Jermaine Wallace

Northwestern State finished the regular season 26-7 and had beaten solid teams all year including Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, and Oregon. But because they resided in the Southland Conference, they didn’t get a respectable seed. Iowa probably underestimated the #14 seed during the round of 64 matchup.

Even when Iowa went up by 17 late in the second half, the Demons managed to come back and come within 1 point with 1:03 left. This set the stage for Northwestern State to break the hearts of Iowa fans everywhere.

As a missed free throw clanged off the rim, the Demons were within 2 points of the #3 seed and pushed the ball up the court. Kerwin Forges missed a three that would have won the game, but the rebound bounced long, allowing Jermaine Wallace to snag the board, dribble towards the baseline and heave up a prayer that fell through the rim to complete the upset.

Wallace ended the game with 10 points, pushing Northwestern to the round of 32. They would eventually get blown out by a tough West Virginia team, but this hardly takes away from the incredible play Jermaine Wallace made as time expired in the 2006 NCAA tournament.

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

9: 1995 Run Tyus, run

The No. 1 team in the country was in jeopardy of going home earlier than expected in the round of 32. The #8 seed Missouri took charge late in the second quarter causing fans everywhere to be on the edge of their seats as these classic final moments took place.

Ed O’Bannon was leading the way all game for the Bruins with 24 points, but despite his best effort, the Bruins were down by one with 4.8 seconds to go. UCLA coach Jim Harrick called upon senior guard, Tyus Edney instead of O’Bannon to come up with a play to save their season.

The ball was passed to Edney at the free throw line and he took off down the court in a hurry. As he got to the top of the key, he did a nifty little behind the back dribble making a Missouri defender miss the steal placing him in the middle of the lane where all he had to do was push the ball off the backboard and start the celebration with his team.

UCLA ended up beating Arkansas in the national championship game a week later. This was the school’s first national title since John Wooden left the school in 1975. All because Tyus Edney had the speed, basketball IQ, and soft touch to put in one of the greatest buzzer beaters of all time.

(Photo by Getty)

4: 1990 Tate George

In the 1990 NCAA tournament, the #1 ranked UCONN Huskies came out firing, beating their first two opponents by an average of 22 points. The first real test really came in the Sweet 16 as they faced a tough-nosed Clemson team.

As the second half was concluding, the game was coming down to the wire. After a Clemson bucket with just 1.0 second left, the Huskies tournament hopes seemed all but gone. UCONN had to take the ball out on the opposite baseline. But that’s when Tate George made one of the most athletic plays ever.

As Scott Burrell heaved an 85 foot pass praying one of his teammates would come up with it, Tate George came out of nowhere, grabbed the pass, spun, and shot.

This shot by George put a stop to a 19-point comeback by Clemson, the biggest of their season. Unfortunately for the Huskies, they would play the Duke Blue Devils next, where Christian Laettner would hit a buzzer beater of his own (#17 on this list), stopping the UCONN Huskies dead in their tracks.

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WEST REGION

Oregon had its best regular season in 77 years and turned the Pac-12 championship game into a laugher.

Now the Ducks are a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

Coming off a sweep of the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles, eighth-ranked Oregon (28-6) is the top seed in the West Region and will play in Spokane against the winner between Holy Cross and Southern in the First Four.

The Ducks made a surprising run to last year's Pac-12 title game, setting the stage for their breakout season this year.

Oregon won the Pac-12 regular-season title by a game over Utah and ran the 12th-ranked Utes off the court in Las Vegas, rolling to an 88-57 victory that punctuated the Ducks' bid for a No. 1 seed. Oklahoma is the No. 2 seed.

SOUTH REGION

Kansas earned the NCAA Tournament's top overall seed and opens play in the South Region against 16-seed Austin Peay on Thursday.

The Jayhawks (30-4) won the Big 12 regular-season and tournament titles. They're chasing a second national title under Bill Self.

Villanova, one of six teams to hold the No. 1 ranking in the Top 25 this year, is the No. 2 seed in the region. The region also features a First Four matchup between Vanderbilt and Wichita State for the 11th seed.

The rest of the South Region includes:

No. 3 Miami, No. 4 California, No. 5 Maryland, No. 6 Arizona, No. 7 Iowa, No. 8 Colorado, No. 9 Connecticut, No. 10 Temple, No. 12 South Dakota State, No. 13 Hawaii, No. 14 Buffalo and No. 15 UNC Asheville.

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Round 1 - Midwest
(16) Hampton 74, Manhattan 64

Brian Darden #14 of the Hampton Pirates and Shane Richards #0 of the Manhattan Jaspers battle for a loose ball during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Round 1 - West
(11) Ole Miss 94, (11) BYU 90

Sebastian Saiz #11 of the Mississippi Rebels and Josh Sharp #12 of the Brigham Young Cougars get tangled up on the ground during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Round 1 - East
(11) Dayton 56, (11) Boise St. 55

Dyshawn Pierre #21 of the Dayton Flyers takes a shot over James Webb III #23 of the Boise State Broncos during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 18, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Round 1 - South
(16) Robert Morris 81, (16) North Florida 77

The Robert Morris Colonials celebrate after defeating the North Florida Ospreys 81-77 in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 18, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Round 2 - Midwest
(1) Kentucky 79, (16) Hampton 56

Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats takes a shot as Dionte Adams #32 of the Hampton Pirates defends during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(8) Cincinnati 66, (9) Purdue 65

Rapheal Davis #35 of the Purdue Boilermakers and Kevin Johnson #25 of the Cincinnati Bearcats go for a loose ball during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(4) Maryland 65, (13) Valparaiso 62

Maryland Terrapins guard Melo Trimble (2) shoots for two during the second half of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region Second Round game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Valparaiso Crusaders at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, March 20, 2015. The Maryland Terrapins defeated the Valparaiso Crusaders 65-62 to advance in the tournament. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

(6) Butler 56, (11) Texas 48

Connor Lammert #21 of the Texas Longhorns plays against the Butler Bulldogs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(3) Notre Dame 69, (11) Northeastern 65

Pat Connaughton #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish plays against Zach Stahl #33 of the Northeastern Huskies during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(2) Kansas 75, (15) New Mexico St. 56

Landen Lucas #33 of the Kansas Jayhawks goes for a layup as Johnathon Wilkins #11 of the New Mexico State Aggies defends during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Round 2 - West
(1) Wisconsin 86, (16) Coastal Carolina 72

Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers blocks a shot by Elijah Wilson #22 of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

(8) Oregon 79, (9) Oklahoma St. 73

Joseph Young #3 of the Oregon Ducks and Anthony Hickey Jr. #12 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys vie for posession in the second half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(5) Arkansas 56, (12) Wofford 53

Jacorey Williams #22 of the Arkansas Razorbacks shoots over Lee Skinner #34 of the Wofford Terriers during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

(4) North Carolina 67, (13) Harvard 65

North Carolina's Justin Jackson (44) makes the game-winning dunk to secure a 67-65 victory against Harvard in an NCAA Tournament second-round game on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)

(10) Ohio St. 75, (7) VCU 72

Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes is guarded by Mo Alie-Cox #12 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

(2) Arizona 93, (15) Texas Southern 72

Brandon Ashley #21 of the Arizona Wildcats makea a defensive play against Texas Southern Tigers in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Round 2 - East
(1) Villanova 93, (16) Lafayette 52

Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts against the Lafayette Leopards during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(8) NC State 66, (9) LSU 65

Anthony Barber #12 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack plays against Josh Gray #5 of the LSU Tigers during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(5) N. Iowa 71, (12) Wyoming 54

Wes Washpun #11 of the UNI Panthers in action against the Wyoming Cowboys during the second round of the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

(4) Louisville 57, (13) UC Irvine 55

Mangok Mathiang #12 of the Louisville Cardinals looks to pass against Alex Young #1 of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

(11) Dayton 66, (6) Providence 53

Dyshawn Pierre #21 of the Dayton Flyers goes to the basket against LaDontae Henton #23 of the Providence Friars in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 20, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

(5) Utah 57, (12) Stephen F. Austin 50

Delon Wright #55 of the Utah Utes handles the ball against Trey Pinkney #10 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in the second half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

(11) UCLA 60, (6) SMU 59

Thomas Welsh #40 of the UCLA Bruins reacts towards the end of the game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(14) UAB 60, (3) Iowa St. 59

William Lee #34 of the UAB Blazers reacts after a play against the Iowa State Cyclones during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournamenat at the KFC YUM! Center on March 19, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(7) Iowa 83, (10) Davidson 52

Adam Woodbury #34 of the Iowa Hawkeyes battles Peyton Aldridge #23 of the Davidson Wildcats during the second round of the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

(2) Gonzaga 86, (15) North Dakota St. 76

Przemek Karnowski #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in action against the North Dakota State Bisons during the second round of the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Round 3 - Midwest
(1) Kentucky 64, (8) Cincinnati 51

Willie Cauley-Stein #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives past Farad Cobb #21 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(5) West Virginia 69, (4) Maryland 59

Devin Williams #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers attempts to shoo the ball while being defended by Jake Layman #10, Melo Trimble #2 and Michal Cekovsky #15, all of the Maryland Terrapins, during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 22, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

(3) Notre Dame 67, (6) Butler 64

Andrew Chrabascz #45 of the Butler Bulldogs drives to the basket against Bonzie Colson #35 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(4) North Carolina 87, (5) Arkansas 78

North Carolina's Joel Berry II (2) charges into Arkansas' Anton Beard (31) during the second half in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. North Carolina advanced, 87-78. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)

(6) Xavier 75, (14) Georgia St. 67

Ryann Green #2 of the Georgia State Panthers and Myles Davis #15 of the Xavier Musketeers battle for a loose ball in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

(2) Arizona 73, (10) Ohio St. 58

T.J. McConnell #4 of the Arizona Wildcats drives against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 21, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Round 3 - East
(8) NC State 71, (1) Villanova 68

Abdul-Malik Abu #0 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack pulls in a rebound in front of JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(4) Louisville 66, (5) N. Iowa 53

Montrezl Harrell #24 of the Louisville Cardinals in action against Marvin Singleton #12 and Nate Buss #14 of the UNI Panthers during the third round of the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

(3) Oklahoma 72, (11) Dayton 66

Buddy Hield #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners controls the ball against the Dayton Flyers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

(5) Utah 75, (4) Georgetown 64

Delon Wright #55 of the Utah Utes drives against Jabril Trawick #55 of the Georgetown Hoyas in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 21, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

(11) UCLA 92, (14) UAB 75

Isaac Hamilton #10 of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket against the UAB Blazers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(2) Gonzaga 87, (7) Iowa 68

Kyle Wiltjer #33 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in action against Mike Gesell #10 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the third round of the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Sweet Sixteen
(1) Kentucky 78, (5) West Virginia 39

Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Devin Booker #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats react late in the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(3) Notre Dame 81, (7) Wichita St. 70

Pat Connaughton #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish drives to the basket against Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers in the second half during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

(1) Wisconsin 79, (4) North Carolina 72

Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers goes after the ball against Isaiah Hicks #22 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second half during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

(2) Arizona 68, (6) Xavier 60

Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats with the ball against Matt Stainbrook #40 of the Xavier Musketeers in the second half during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

(4) Louisville 75, (6) NC State 65

Anthony Barber #12 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack shoots the ball against Terry Rozier #0 of the Louisville Cardinals during the East Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Carrier Dome on March 27, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

(1) Duke 66, (2) Gonzaga 52

Matt Jones #13 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 66-52 during the South Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at NRG Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Final Four
(1) Duke 81, (7) Michigan State 61

Matt Jones #13 of the Duke Blue Devils drives to the basekt against Branden Dawson #22 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Steppig - Pool/Getty Images)

(1) Wisconsin 71, (1) Kentucky 64

Vitto Brown #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates with teammates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky 71-64. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Championship Game:
(1) Duke 68, (1) Wisconsin 63

Justise Winslow #12 and Matt Jones #13 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate with teammates after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke defeated Wisconsin 68-63. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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