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8 California
9 Fresno State
5 Virginia
12 Gonzaga
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14 W. Kentucky
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Big Ten grabs two top seeds, ties tourney record with seve n berths

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Stanford, Duke
and defending champion Michigan State
were selected as No. 1 seeds for the NCAA
Tournament for the second straight year yes-
terday, joined at the top of the brackets by
Illinois.
Arizona was the lone school not to repeat
as a No. 1 seed from last season.
The top six conferences dominated the
field, receiving 29 of the 34 at-large berths.
The Big Ten's seven teams matched the
record for the most in the tournament.
Besides the Fighting Illini and the Spartans,
Indiana (No. 4 seed), Ohio State (No. 5
seed), Wisconsin (No. 6 seed), Iowa (No. 7
seed) and Penn State (No. 7 seed) will all
represent the conference in the tournament.
The first-ever 65-team field starts play
Tomorrow night in Dayton, Ohio, with
Northwestern State facing Winthrop in the
opening-round game.
The winner between the two lowest-ranked
teams advances to play Illinois (24-7) in the
Midwest's first round in Dayton on Friday.
Stanford (28-2), the unanimous No. 1 team

in the AP poll for the last two weeks, is the
top seed in the West, while Duke (29-4) plays
in the East and Michigan State (24-4) is in
the South.
The No. 2 seeds were Kentucky, North
Carolina, Arizona and Iowa State, while the
No. 3s were Boston College, Florida, Missis-
sippi and Maryland. The teams selected as
No. 4 seeds were UCLA, Oklahoma, Kansas
and Indiana.
Following the Big Ten's seven selections
were the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12
and Southeastern Conference with six each.
The Big East and Pacific-10 each had five
teams chosen.
Five schools - Alabama State, Cal State-
Northridge, Hampton, Northwestern State
and Southern Utah - are making their first
NCAA tournament appearances. Holy Cross,
which hasn't been in the field since 1983,
ended the longest drought.
North Carolina extended its own record
with a 27th consecutive appearance, while
Arizona (17), Indiana (16), UCLA (13),
Kansas (12), Temple (12), Cincinnati (10)

and Kentucky (10) have
rent streaks.
Georgia ties two recor

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Iowa celebrates its Big Ten Tournament championship and automatic berth into the "Big Dance." The
victory earned the Hawkeyes a No. 7 seed and first round match with Creighton in the NCAA Tournament.

Whose bubble burst?
Southern Mississippi
Record: 11-5 Conference USA, 21-8 overall
Argument for Finished first in Conference USA National Division.
Key loss: 75-63, to UNC-Charlotte in the semifinals of the
Conference USA Tournament.

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Every year when the NC AA selectkn
committee announces the pairings foiits
men's basketball tournaml tent there arem a
few surprises. This year was no c:xception.
Despite a 22-10 record with t :he eighth h'r -
est schedule and a NV. 14 ranl ung in the" M,
Tennessee was given i No. 8 *seed by the seld-

showed that from top to bottom it was the
strongest conference for another year.
For the last two years the Big Ten has landed
two teams in the Final Four - Michigan State
and Wisconsin last year and Ohio State and the
Spartans two years ago.
The year the streak started, 1999, also hap-
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Connecticut
Recovd: 8-8 BRig East. 19-11i overall

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