1 Florida (32-2, Southeastern champion)
16 Play-in winner (See matchup below)
Can you say "Gator bait"? Whoever wins the play-in game will have effectively played its way out of the tournament by Thursday.
8 Colorado (23-11, at-large)
9 Pittsburgh (25-9, at-large)
Colorado has struggled since Spencer Dinwiddie suffered a season-ending injury Jan. 12. Pittsburgh will try to do the ACC proud.
5 Virginia Commonwealth (26-8, at-large)
12 Stephen F. Austin (31-2, Southland champion)
It's the battle of the underdogs! VCU has the cachet after its Final Four appearance in 2011; Stephen F. Austin wants to get there.
4 UCLA (26-8, Pac-12 champion)
Historians may recall that fourth-seeded UCLA lost to 13th-seeded Princeton in 1996. Fortunately for the Bruins, this isn't 1996.
6 Ohio State (25-9, at-large)
11 Dayton (23-10, at-large)
Which Buckeyes will show up, the bunch that started 15-0 or the ones who lost five of their next six? Dayton's just happy to be here.
3 Syracuse (27-5, at-large)
14 Western Michigan (23-9, Mid-American champion)
Those who believe in symmetry will predict that the fading Orange lose; those who root for the Broncos will agree.
7 New Mexico (27-6, Mountain West champion)
10 Stanford (21-12, at-large)