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Selection Sunday is here.

The final few conference championship games are in the books and the brackets are out.

The NCAA men’s tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday with UConn announced as the No. 1 overall seed playing out of the East region. Houston is the No. 1 seed in the South region and Purdue earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest. North Carolina was named the No. 1 seed in the West, beating out follow projected contenders Iowa State and Arizona.

On the women’s side, South Carolina once again claimed the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament. It marks the Gamecocks’ fourth straight season as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The Gamecocks were an easy choice for the top seed. They went a perfect 32-0 this season after marking their second straight undefeated regular season, and then they beat LSU in a very contentious title game to win the SEC tournament. South Carolina, which won the national championship in 2022, made it to the Final Four again last season — though the Gamecocks were knocked out by Iowa.

Whether you’re a die-hard hoops head, a casual or someone who’s never watched a college basketball game, there’s a decent chance you’ve been invited to fill out a bracket. If not, join one of our free public contests and fill out a men’s and women’s bracket today.

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  • And the full NCAA women’s bracket

  • Snap judgments on NCAA tourney reveal

    • Iowa’s draw is just brutal. Hawkeyes in a region with UCLA, LSU, Kansas State, Princeton and Creighton. Geez.

    • Columbia earning an at-large bid is nice to see. Not often you see a two-bid Ivy.

    • Gonzaga getting to host after a bad loss to Portland in the WCC final is very generous of the committee.

  • The full Portland 4 region

  • Texas is the final 1 seed in the NCAA women’s field

  • A+ reaction to making their first NCAA tourney:

  • The full Portland 3 region

  • USC is the top seed in the Portland 3 region

  • Potentially emotional matchup in the 2nd round here as LSU’s Hailey Van Lith could face her old team

    Setting up a Louisville vs. Hailey Van Lith matchup in Baton Rouge in the second round is something in the women’s bracket. Especially when Louisville AD Josh Heird was on the selection committee.

    — Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) March 18, 2024

  • And the rest of the Albany 2 region

  • Iowa snags 1 seed in the Albany 2 region

  • Full Albany 1 region

  • South Carolina is the overall 1 seed in women’s bracket

  • We’re about a half hour away from the start of the women’s selection show reveal.

  • With the men’s bracket set, here are the point spreads for 1st-round games

    The NCAA tournament attracts all sports bettors, from the serious player who is watching Big West games on a Wednesday night to those who won’t watch their first college basketball game this season until noon Eastern time on Thursday.

    Here are the opening lines for the first-round games (four matchups won’t be set until the First Four is completed), with the spreads from BetMGM.

    Story from Frank Schwab:

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  • Full men’s bracket picture

    Top half of bracket

    Top half of bracket

    Bottom half of bracket

    Bottom half of bracket

  • Here are this year’s six biggest NCAA men’s tournament snubs

    This was the rare year in college basketball when there were more deserving NCAA tournament bubble teams than spots in the field of 68. Bubble teams from across the country made valiant last-gasp charges at the same time as a handful of bid-stealers came from nowhere to win their conference tournaments and shrink the number of available at-large spots.

    In the end, the committee gave lifelines to bubble teams Virginia and Colorado and showed no love to the Big East. Seton Hall, St. John’s and Providence were each among the teams left out of the field, leaving the vaunted Big East with just three NCAA tournament bids.

    Story from Jeff Eisenberg:

     (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • NCAA men’s tournament bracket revealed

    See the full bracket by clicking on the photo below.

    (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

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  • Last four in: Boise State, Colorado, Virginia, Colorado State

    First four out: Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Indiana State, Pittsburgh

  • West Region snap judgments

    • Please, please, please give us Caleb Love versus North Carolina in the Elite Eight. That would be all kinds of fun.

    • Saint Mary’s, like Gonzaga, is generously seeded as a No. 5.

    • Biggest snubs among the bubble teams: Oklahoma, Indiana State and the Big East trio of St. John’s, Seton Hall and Providence. Only three bids for the Big East? Wild.