Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier take top seeds in NCAA tournament

Virginia, with a 31-2 record, took the top overall seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament bracket unveiled Sunday night. The other three No. 1 seeds were Big East champions Villanova (30-4), Big 12 regular-season champion Kansas (27-7), and Xavier (28-5). The No. 2 seeds were defending national champion North Carolina (25-10), Duke (26-7), Purdue (28-6), and Cincinnati (30-4). The tournament, popularly known as March Madness, this year is being played under the cloud of a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball recruiting that resulted in criminal charges against several defendants last year. Arizona (27-7), Auburn (25-7), and Miami (22-9) are among the implicated programs that made the tournament.

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