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Two weeks to go: Who's coming to Buffalo for NCAAs?

Buffalo’s KeyBank Center will be one of the eight first- and second-round sites for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament March 16 and 18.

Here’s the latest rundown on what the “bracket experts” are saying about who’s coming to Buffalo. All agree on defending champion Villanova as Buffalo's top team.

We'll find out for sure on Selection Sunday (March 12).

ESPN Bracketology with Joe Lunardi

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 (Mount St. Mary’s or UC-Davis)

No. 8 Dayton vs. No. 9 Arkansas

No. 5 Virginia vs. No. 12 UNC-Wilmington

No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Vermont

Lunardi has Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga as the other No. 1 seeds.

Lunardi has Louisville, Baylor, Kentucky and Oregon as the No. 2s.

Lunardi has the Mid-American winner (Akron) as a No. 14 seed, and the Metro Atlantic winner (Monmouth) as a No. 13 seed. He has two Atlantic 10 teams in (8-Dayton, 9-VCU).

ESPN's full bracket

CBS SPORTS – Jerry Palm’s Bracketology

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 (New Orleans or UC Irvine)

No. 8 Virginia Tech vs. No. 9 Michigan State

No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Nevada

No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 13 Monmouth

Palm has Gonzaga, Kansas and North Carolina as the other No. 1 seeds.

Palm has Louisville, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon as the No. 2s.

Palm has the Mid-American champ (Akron) as a 14 seed the Metro Atlantic champ (Monmouth) as No. 13 seed. He has three Atlantic 10 teams in (8-Dayton, 9-VCU, 11-Rhode Island).

CBSSports.com full bracket

Bleacher Report - Kerry Miller's Bracketology

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 (New Orleans or Texas Southern)

No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Arkansas

No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Nevada

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Virginia Tech

Miller has Gonzaga, Kansas and North Carolina as the other No. 1 seeds.

Miller has Louisville, Kentucky, Baylor and Oregon as the No. 2s.

Miller has the Metro Atlantic champ (Monmouth) as a 13 seed, the Mid-American champ (Akron) as a 14 seed. He has two Atlantic 10 teams in (7-Dayton, 9-VCU).

BleacherReport.com full bracket

What about Syracuse?

ESPN has the Orange at 10 in the wake of its upset of Duke. CBS and Bleacher Report have Syracuse among the first four out.

TICKETS

As of Monday, there still were about 1,200 tickets left, all in the upper deck, at $228 for all sessions. Single-session tickets are now also available.

The NCAA site for tickets

Our complete NCAA Tournament page

 

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