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2019 NCAA Tournament bracket: Matchups and seeding for March Madness

Michigan State took the Big Ten title this year. | Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the No. 1 seeds in the 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket, which was unveiled on the “March Madness Selection Show” on Sunday afternoon. The full 68-team field includes eight teams from the Big Ten and seven teams from non-Power Five conferences.

The Blue Devils, led by the return of star freshman Zion Williamson, ended up earning the No. 1 overall seed for the tournament. They defeated Florida State in the ACC championship game Saturday, a day after taking down North Carolina in Williamson’s first game back in the lineup from an ankle injury.

No conference did better with the selection committee than the Big Ten, which is sending a tournament-high eight teams to the Big Dance. Michigan and Michigan State each earned No. 2 seeds after battling in the conference championship game. Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Maryland and Ohio State also made it.

The 2019 NCAA Tournament begins Tuesday with the First Four games. The first round begins Thursday, and the Final Four is set for April 6 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The final two teams will play in the national championship game on April 8.

2019 NCAA Tournament matchups

East Region

No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 North Carolina Central/North Dakota State

No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 UCF

No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Liberty

No. 4 Virginia Tech vs. No. 13 Saint Louis

No. 6 Maryland vs. No. 11 Belmont/Temple

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Yale

No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 10 Minnesota

No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 Bradley

South Region

No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 Gardner-Webb

No. 8 Ole Miss vs. No. 9 Oklahoma

No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon

No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 13 UC Irvine

No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 11 Saint Mary’s

No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Old Dominion

No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 10 Iowa

No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Colgate

Midwest Region

No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Iona

No. 8 Utah State vs. No. 9 Washington

No. 5 Auburn vs. No. 12 New Mexico State

No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 13 Northeastern

No. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 11 Ohio State

No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia State

No. 7 Wofford vs. No. 10 Seton Hall

No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian

West Region

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson/Prairie View A&M

No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Baylor

No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Murray State

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 Vermont

No. 6 Buffalo vs. No. 11 Arizona/St. John’s

No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Northern Kentucky

No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Florida

No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Montana