2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections: Dec. 11

More than one month into the regular season, it’s time for the first Bracketology for the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Here’s a rundown of how things will look in March.

On March 18 and 19, the First Four will take place in Dayton. Second and Third Round games on March 20 and March 22 will take place in Buffalo, NY; Milwaukee, WI; Orlando, FL; and Spokane, WA. First weekend games on March 21 and March 23 will be in Raleigh, NC; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; and Saint Louis, MO.

The regional sites are Indianapolis, IN (Midwest); Memphis, TN (South); Anaheim, CA (West); and New York, NY (East).



First Five Out:

Florida State, Arizona State, Virginia, Indiana State, Charlotte


West Region (No. 1)

San Diego

No. 1 Arizona (Pac-12) vs. No. 16 Winthrop (Big South)/Texas Southern (SWAC)

No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Saint Louis


No. 5 Memphis vs. No. 12 Minnesota/Notre Dame

No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 13 Manhattan (MAAC)


No. 6 Gonzaga (WCC) vs. No. 11 Indiana

No. 3 Massachusetts (A10) vs. No. 14 New Mexico State (WAC)

Saint Louis

No. 7 San Diego State (MWC) vs. No. 10 Texas

No. 2 Kentucky (SEC) vs. No. 15 North Dakota State (Summit)


South Region (No. 4)


No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 16 Stony Brook (A-East)

No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 St. Mary’s

San Diego

No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Belmont (OVC)

No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 13 UC Santa Barbara (Big West)


No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 11 St. John’s

No. 3 Florida vs. No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt)

San Antonio

No. 7 New Mexico vs. No. 10 LSU

No. 2 Oklahoma State (Big 12) vs. No. 15 Mercer (A-Sun)


Midwest Region (No. 2)

Saint Louis

No. 1 Ohio State (B1G) vs. No. 16 Eastern Washington (Big Sky)/Elon (SoCon)

No. 8 Boise State vs. No. 9 Cincinnati


No. 5 Oregon vs. No. 12 Southern Miss (C-USA)

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 Toledo (MAC)

San Antonio

No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 11 Clemson

No. 3 Villanova (Big East) vs. No. 14 Green Bay (Horizon)


No. 7 Missouri vs. No. 10 Dayton

No. 2 Louisville (American) vs. No. 15 Stephen F. Austin (Southland)


East Region


No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 16 Bryant (NEC)

No. 8 Harvard (Ivy) vs. No. 9 Brigham Young


No. 5 Kansas vs. No. 12 Tennessee/Creighton

No. 4 Wichita State (MVC) vs. No. 13 Drexel (CAA)


No. 6 UCLA vs. No. 11 George Washington

No. 3 Connecticut vs. No. 14 Boston U


No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Oklahoma

No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 North Carolina Central (MEAC)

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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