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65 TEAMS GET THEIR ONE SHINING MOMENT
Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse seeded to meet in Final Four in Indianapolis

Millions of otherwise sane office workers will go crazy in the next few days trying to fill out the perfect NCAA Tournament bracket. Forty-eight games over four days this weekend kicks things off before one team cuts down the nets in Indianapolis on April 5. Which 5-12 game has upset written all over it? Which Cinderella best fits the glass slipper? Start making your picks here, and let the madness begin.

MIDWEST REGION (St. Louis)

>Oklahoma City

1. Kansas (32-2)
16. Lehigh (22-10)

8. UNLV (25-8)
9. Northern Iowa (28-4)

>Spokane

5. Michigan State (24-8)
12. New Mexico State (22-11)

4. Maryland (23-8)
13. Houston (19-15)

>Providence

6. Tennessee (25-8)
11. San Diego State (25-8)

3. Georgetown (23-10)
14. Ohio (21-14)

>Milwaukee

7. Oklahoma St. (22-10)
10. Georgia Tech (22-12)

2. Ohio State (27-7)
15. UC Santa Barbara (20-9)

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WEST REGION (Salt Lake City)

>Buffalo

1. Syracuse (28-4)
16. Vermont (25-9)

8. Gonzaga (26-6)
9. Florida State (22-9)

>San Jose

5. Butler (28-4)
12. UTEP (26-6)

4. Vanderbilt (24-8)
13. Murray State (30-4)

>Milwaukee

6. Xavier (24-8)
11. Minnesota (21-13)

3. Pittsburgh (24-8)
14. Oakland (26-8)

Oklahoma City7. BYU (29-5)
10. Florida (21-12)

2. Kansas State (26-7)
15. North Texas (24-8)

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EAST REGION (Syracuse)

>New Orleans

1. Kentucky (32-2)
16. East Tennessee St. (20-14)

8. Texas (24-9)
9. Wake Forest (19-10)

>Jacksonville

5. Temple (29-5)
12. Cornell (27-4)

4. Wisconsin (23-8)
13. Wofford (26-8)

>San Jose

6. Marquette (22-11)
11. Washington (24-9)

3. New Mexico (29-4)
14. Montana (22-9)

>Buffalo

7. Clemson (21-10)
10. Missouri (22-10)

2. West Virginia (27-6)
15. Morgan St. (27-9)

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SOUTH REGION (Houston)

1. Duke (29-5)
16. Play-in game*

8. California (23-10)
9. Louisville (20-12)

>Spokane

5. Texas A&M (23-9)
12. Utah St. (27-7)

4. Purdue (27-5)
13. Siena (27-6)

>New Orleans

6. Notre Dame (23-11)
11. Old Dominion (26-8)

3. Baylor (25-7)
14. Sam Houston (25-7)

>Providence

7. Richmond (26-8)
10. St. Mary's (Calif.) (26-5)

2. Villanova (24-7)
15. Robert Morris (23-11)

* -- Arkansas Pine-Bluff (17-15) and Winthrop (19-13) will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio.

On the Web: Need help filling out your bracket? Talk to The Buffalo News' experts today at 10 a.m. on the Campus Watch blog. Visit www.buffalonews.com/blogs

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