The seedings are in and its time to fill out those brackets. North Carolina was rated the No. 1 overall seed for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, which begins in earnest on Thursday. The Tar Heels are the No. 1 seed in the East region, joined by fellow top seeds Memphis (South), Kansas (Midwest) and UCLA (West), reports the AP.
Tennessee, whose loss in the SEC tournament semifinals cost it a No. 1 seed, settles for No. 2 in the East. Other second seeds are familiar names this time of year: Duke, Georgetown and Texas. The most intriguing first-round matchup features two top freshman, O.J. Mayo and Michael Beasley, as sixth-seeded USC plays No. 11 Kansas State in the Midwest region.