NCAA Tournament: Saint Mary's Faces Defending Champs Villanova First - NBC Bay Area

NCAA Tournament: Saint Mary's Faces Defending Champs Villanova First



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    Jordan Hunter (L) #1 and Jordan Ford #3 of the Saint Mary's Gaels hold up the trophy as the team celebrates defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 60-47 to win the championship game of the West Coast Conference basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on March 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    The 2019 NCAA Tournament field was announced Sunday, with Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga earning the four No. 1 seeds.

    Saint Mary's College of Moraga is seeded 11th in the South Region and opens against sixth seeded Villanova at Hartford, Connecticut.

    The tournament will have a definite Northern California flavor as Mississippi State, Liberty, Virginia Tech, St. Louis, Wisconsin, Oregon, Kansas State and UC Irvine will all play their first-round games in San Jose. 

    Start times for the games typically are announced late Sunday night by CBS, which broadcasts the entire tournament.

    Let the bracket-filling commence!


    At Columbia, SC

    No. 1 Duke vs. No. 16 NC Central/North Dakota St.

    No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 UCF

    At San Jose, CA

    No. 5 Mississippi St. vs. No. 12 Liberty

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

    At Jacksonville, FL

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

    No. 3 LSU vs. No. 14 Yale

    At Des Moines, IA

    No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 10 Minnesota

    No. 2 Michigan St. vs. No. 15 Bradley


    At Columbia, SC

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

    No. 8 Ole Miss vs. No. 9 Oklahoma

    At San Jose, CA

    No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon

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

    At Hartford, CT

    No. 6 Villanova vs. No. 11 St. Mary's

    No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Old Dominion

    At Columbus, OH

    No. 7 Cincinnati vs. No. 10 Iowa

    No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Colgate


    At Columbus, OH

    No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 16 Iona

    No. 8 Utah St. vs. No. 9 Washington

    At Salt Lake City, UT

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

    No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 13 Northeastern

    At Tulsa, OK

    No. 6 Iowa St. vs. No. 11 Ohio St.

    No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia St.

    At Jacksonville, FL

    No. 7 Wofford vs. No. 10 Seton Hall

    No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 15 Abilene Christian


    At Salt Lake City, UT

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

    No. 8 Syracuse vs. No. 9 Baylor

    At Hartford, CT

    No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Murray St.

    No. 4 Florida St. vs. No. 13 Vermont

    At Tulsa, OK

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

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

    At Des Moines, IA

    No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Florida

    No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Montana

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