The march to a title begins now, with the announcement of the matchups in the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The top seeds in each region are Gonzaga (West), Arizona (South), Kansas (Midwest) and Baylor (East).
Gonzaga headlines the West Region as the No. 1 overall seed in the men’s tournament. The No. 1 team in the final Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll of the regular season, the Bulldogs will get started against No. 16 Georgia State, winners of the Sun Belt conference tournament.
Arizona tops the South Region. The Wildcats are 31-3 under first-year coach Tommy Lloyd, a former Gonzaga assistant, and head into the tournament having won six in a row and 15 of 16. They’ll open against the winner of the play-in game between No. 16 seeds Wright State and Bryant.
Over in the Midwest Region. Kansas won the Big 12 Conference tournament to join conference rival Baylor on the top line of seeds. The Jayhawks begin against either No. 16 Texas Southern or No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before facing the winner of No. 8 San Diego State against No. 9 Creighton.
And in the East Region, the Bears begin their title defense against No. 16 Norfolk State.
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