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NCAA Tournament 2013: Louisville Cardinals Named No. 1 Overall Seed in March Madness

We’ve been waiting for weeks to find out who will play where in the NCAA March Madness tournament, and the time has finally come. The drama starts at the top of the bracket where up until it was announced, we weren’t sure who would be the four teams named to No. 1 seeds. Louisville and Gonzaga seemed to be locks as No. 1 seeds and it appeared as though Duke had played their way out of a top spot after some devastating upsets during the season, including on in the ACC tournament.

The real drama was who would get the No. 1 overall seed and it turns out that the Louisville Cardinals earned that top spot. The Cardinals ran through the Big East tournament and pulled off a thrilling win over the Syracuse Orange in the Big East tournament this weekend to cap off an impressive season in 2012.

Louisville will be the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region and join the likes of Duke, who grabbed the No. 2 seed in the Midwest as well as Oregon who slipped to a No. 12 seed and Saint Louis who ended up getting the region’s No. 4 seed.

Michigan State grabbed the No. 3 seed in the region and Memphis lands the No. 5 seed after winning the Conference USA tournament. Middle Tennessee State  also got the nod to play in a play-in game against St. Mary’s, meaning the most interesting bubble team in the country is a step closer to making the tournament.  Judging from the talent all over in the Midwest, it’s looking like this may end up being one of the toughest regions to come out of in the entire tournament.

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