All four number one seeds in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga, aren’t repeats from last year. The 68 team field kicks off with the first four on March 19 & 20, with the second round, the actual tournament in its original form of 64 teams, begins on March 21.

Kentucky became the 20th national champions to miss the tournament the next year after bowing out in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament, losing to Vanderbilt, earning them the #1 seed in the NIT.

The First Four begins on March 19 in the Midwest region, as Middle Tennessee take on Saint Mary’s and Liberty play North Carolina AT&T. On March 20, Boise State take on La Salle in the West and James Madison play against Long Island in the East region.

South Regional

#1 Kansas vs #16 Western Kentucky

#8 North Carolina vs #9 Villanova

#5 VCU vs #12 Akron

#4 Michigan vs #13 South Dakota State

#6 UCLA vs #11 Minnesota

#3 Florida vs #14 Northwestern State

#7 San Diego State vs #10 Oklaoma

#2 Georgetown vs #15 Florida Gulf Coast

West Regional

#1 Gonzaga vs #16 Southern

#8 Pittsburgh vs #9 Wichita State

#5 Wisconsin vs #12 Ole Miss

#4 Kansas State vs #13 Boise State or La Salle

#6 Arizona vs #11 Belmont

#3 New Mexico vs #14 Harvard

#7 Notre Dame vs #10 Iowa State

#2 Ohio State vs #15 Iona

East Regional

#1 Indiana vs #16 James Madison or Long Island

#8 North Carolina State vs #9 Temple

#5 UNLV vs #12 California

#4 Syracuse vs #13 Montana

#6 Butler vs #11 Bucknell

#3 Marquette vs #14 Davidson

#7 Illinois vs #10 Colorado

#2 Miami vs #15 Pacific

Midwest Regional

#1 Louisville vs #16 Liberty or North Carolina AT&T

#8 Colorado State vs #9 Missouri

#5 Oklahoma State vs #12 Oregon

#4 Saint Louis vs #13 New Mexico State

#6 Memphis vs #11 Middle Tennessee or Saint Mary’s

#3 Michigan State vs #14 Valparaiso

#7 Creighton vs #10 Cincinnati

#2 Duke vs #15 Albany

The Big East sent 8 teams into the tournament, surprising some who thought that the Big Ten, the popular pick for best conference in the nation, will have the most representatives. The Big Ten sent 7 teams, followed by a three-way tie between the Mountain West, Atlantic 10 and Pac-12 with 5 teams each. The ACC sent four teams into the tournament, while the SEC settled for 3.