It should be noted that this is the first time in the tournament’s history that the ACC regular season winner and tournament champion did not earn a top seed. NCAA chairman Mike Bobinski said that Miami was, was “as close as you could possibly be” to being a No. 1 seed.
Miami and Gonzaga were the last two squads considered for a top-spot, with the Bulldogs edging out the Hurricanes. Other one-seeds are top overall seed Louisville, Kansas and Indiana, with the Hoosiers in Miami’s bracket.
Miami wound up in the East bracket and will open this year’s NCAA Tournament on Friday against the fifteen-seed Pacific Tigers at 2:10pm ET in Austin, Texas. A win will pit Miami against the winner of the game between seven-seed Illinois or ten-seed Colorado.
Click here to see how the rest of the bracket lays out. Round One action takes place March 19th and 20th, with a few outsiders working to play their way in, while full tournament action tips off Thursday March 21st.