Top seeds: 1. Indiana 2. Miami 3. Marquette 4. Syracuse
Dark horse: Butler
Upset special: Colorado over Illinois
5 players to watch: Indiana’s Victor Oladipo is a relentless defender ... Miami point guard Shane Larkin, Barry’s son, has been tremendous ... N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie is very versatile ... Temple’s Khalif Wyatt has a game unlike anybody’s ... Davidson’s Nik Cochran is the nation’s top free throw shooter.
Top seeds: 1. Louisville 2. Duke 3. Michigan State 4. St. Louis
Dark horse: Saint Louis
Upset special: Oregon over Oklahoma State
5 players to watch: Creighton forward Doug McDermott will play in the NBA … Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart could be the first pick … Missouri guard Phil Pressey delivers highlight-reel stuff … Louisville’s Russ Smith scores from long and short … Duke’s Mason Plumlee dominates inside.
Top seeds: 1. Kansas 2. Georgetown 3. Florida 4. Michigan
Dark horse: VCU
Upset special: South Dakota State over Michigan
5 players to watch: Michigan guard Trey Burke was the Big Ten Player of the Year ... South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters averaged 23 points ... Georgetown’s Otto Porter is the top player in the Big East ... Kansas freshman Ben McLemore is a lottery pick ... UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is an explosive scorer.
Top seeds: 1. Gonzaga 2. Ohio State 3. New Mexico 4. Kansas State
Pick: New Mexico
Dark horse: Wisconsin
Upset special: Iowa State over Notre Dame
5 players to watch: Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk is more athletic than he looks ... Ohio State’s Aaron Craft is a top defender ... Rodney McGruder is Kansas State’s best player since Michael Beasley ... Ole Miss’s Marshall Henderson scores as well as he talks ... Iona’s MoMo Jones had three games over 35 points.
-- From Wire Reports
Valparaiso vs. Michigan St.: 12:15 p.m., CBS
Bucknell vs. Butler: 12:40 p.m., truTV
Wichita St. vs. Pittsburgh: 1:40 p.m., TBS
New Mexico St. vs. Saint Louis: 2:10 p.m., TNT
St. Mary’s vs. Memphis: 2:45 p.m., CBS
Davidson vs. Marquette: 3:10 p.m., truTV
Southern vs. Gonzaga: 4:10 p.m., TBS
Oregon vs. Oklahoma St.: 4:40 p.m., TNT
N.C. A&T vs. Louisville: 6:50 p.m., TBS
S. Dakota St. vs. Michigan: 7:15 p.m., CBS
Belmont vs. Arizona: 7:20 p.m., TNT
California vs. UNLV: 7:27 p.m., truTV
Missouri vs. Colorado St.: 9:20 p.m., TBS
Akron vs. VCU: 9:45 p.m., CBS
Harvard vs. New Mexico: 9:50 p.m., TNT