The NCAA Tournament bracket has been released, and the University of Florida headlines the South Region as its No. 1 seed. The Gators were awarded the top seed after an impressive run to close out the season.
Florida finished 18-0 in SEC play, including two wins against Kentucky during the regular season, and won the 2014 SEC Tournament. The Gators finished 4-2 against ranked teams in the regular season, holding wins over Kansas and Memphis in non-conference play. The only losses for Billy Donovan's team this season were to Wisconsin and UConn, and the Gators have won 26 straight games. Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin was named the SEC Player of the Year, averaging 12.9 points and 3.9 assists per game.
The Gators will be joined by No. 2 Kansas, No. 3 Syracuse and No. 4 UCLA in the South Region, which terminates in Memphis.
Orlando (March 20, 22)
No. 1 Florida vs. No. 16 Albany OR No. 16 Mount St. Mary's
No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 9 Pittsburgh
San Diego (March 21, 23)
No. 5 VCU vs. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin
No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Tulsa
Buffalo (March 20, 22)
No. 3 Syracuse vs. No. 14 Western Michigan
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton
St. Louis (March 21, 23)
No. 2 Kansas vs. No. 15 Eastern Kentucky
No. 7 New Mexico vs. No. 10 Stanford