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One Week 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 NC-Central)

No. 8 Miami vs. No. 9 Michigan

No. 5 Cincinnati vs. No. 12 UT-Arlington

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. 13 seed, and the Metro Atlantic winner (Iona) as a No. 15 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 North Dakota)

No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

No. 5 West Virginia vs. No. 12 UT-Arlington

No. 4 Cincinnati vs. No. 13 Vermont

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

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

Palm has the Mid-American champ (Akron) as a 13 seed the Metro Atlantic champ (Iona) as No. 14 seed. He has three Atlantic 10 teams in (8-Dayton, 9-VCU, 12-Rhode Island).

CBSSports.com full bracket

NBC Sports.com - Dave Ommen's Bracketology

No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 16 (New Orleans or Mount St. Mary's)

No. 8 Miami vs. No. 9 Northwestern

No. 5 Minnesota vs. No. 12 Nevada

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Akron

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

Ommen has Louisville, Kentucky, UCLA and Oregon as the No. 2s.

Ommen has the Metro Atlantic champ (Iona) as a 14 seed, the Mid-American champ (Akron) as a 13 seed. He has two Atlantic 10 teams in (8-Dayton, 10-VCU).

NBCSports.com full bracket

What about Syracuse?

ESPN and NBC have the Orange at 11. CBS has Syracuse among the first four out.

TICKETS

As of Monday, there still were about 1,000 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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