The Washington Times - March 10, 2009, 12:30PM

Not too many tweaks in the bracket. Chattanooga is in, stuck in the play-in game. There’s also a trickle-up effect, with Cal State Northridge bumped to a round of 64 game, Radford bumped to a No. 15 seed and Robert Morris edging up to a No. 14 seed.

Saint Mary’s swaps spots in the bracket with Virginia Commonwealth, which would get to play on Philadelphia rather than Boise. That’s an improvement.

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Still, obviously, plenty still to come in the next few days. But this is as good a guess as I have right now:

MIDWEST REGION

Dayton, Ohio

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) SWAC/Alabama State-SOUTHERN/Chattanooga
(8) Ohio State vs. (9) Tennessee

Portland, Ore.

(4) Clemson vs. (13) SUN BELT/Western Kentucky
(5) UCLA vs. (12) MISSOURI VALLEY/Northern Iowa

Kansas City, Mo.

(3) BIG 12/Kansas vs. (14) SUMMIT/North Dakota State
(6) Purdue vs. (11) Arizona

Greensboro, N.C.

(2) Wake Forest vs. (15) ATLANTIC SUN/East Tennessee State
(7) MOUNTAIN WEST/Utah vs. (10) MAAC/Siena

SOUTH REGION

Greensboro, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) BIG WEST/Cal State Northridge
(8) Oklahoma State vs. (9) Wisconsin

Boise, Idaho

(4) ATLANTIC 10/Xavier vs. (13) SOUTHLAND/Stephen F. Austin
(5) Syracuse vs. (12) Saint Mary’s

Philadelphia

(3) Villanova vs. (14) AMERICA EAST/Binghamton
(6) Texas A&M vs. (11) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth

Minneapolis

(2) BIG TEN/Michigan State vs. (15) BIG SOUTH/Radford
(7) California vs. (10) WAC/Utah State

EAST REGION

Philadelphia

(1) Connecticut vs. (16) MEAC/Morgan State
(8) Brigham Young vs. (9) Dayton

Boise, Idaho

(4) Missouri vs. (13) Miami
(5) WCC/Gonzaga vs. (12) Penn State

Miami

(3) Duke vs. (14) NEC/Robert Morris
(6) Arizona State vs. (11) Florida

Minneapolis

(2) CONFERENCE USA/Memphis vs. (15) MAC/Buffalo
(7) West Virginia vs. (10) Minnesota

WEST REGION

Dayton, Ohio

(1) BIG EAST/Louisville vs. (16) OHIO VALLEY/Morehead State
(8) Texas vs. (9) SEC/Louisiana State

Miami

(4) Florida State vs. (13) PATRIOT/American
(5) Illinois vs. (12) UNLV

Portland, Ore.

(3) PAC-10/Washington vs. (14) BIG SKY/Weber State
(6) HORIZON/Butler vs. (11) Michigan

Kansas City, Mo.

(2) Oklahoma vs. (15) IVY/Cornell
(7) Marquette vs. (10) Boston College

Last four in:  Saint Mary’s, Miami, UNLV, Penn State
Last four out:  Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, Providence
Next four out: Southern California, Virginia Tech, Creighton, Auburn

Multi-bid leagues: Big Ten (8), ACC (7), Big East (7), Big 12 (6), Pac-10 (5), SEC (3), Mountain West (3), A-10 (2), WCC (2)

Moving in: Chattanooga
Moving out: Charleston

Patrick Stevens