The Washington Times - March 13, 2011, 03:31PM

Here it is. If Ohio State wins the Big Ten, this stands. If not, there will be a minor tweak in a couple hours.

(UPDATE, 3:51 p.m: I had it pointed out to me that Colorado was funneled into a subregional in Denver. The top seeds in each region are supposed to be protected, and that certainly wouldn’t be the case in this instance. Colorado and Virginia Commonwealth were swapped, leaving the Buffaloes the possibility of playing Kansas in the round of 16. While not ideal, there are three possible Big East round of 16 games in this bracket, so it’s not like that guideline wasn’t already obliterated).

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(UPDATE, 4:07 p.m.: OK, Georgia and Colorado played during the regular season. Not exactly the sort of matchup folks had to think about avoiding much while projecting a 68-team field the last few weeks. Georgia and Virginia Commonwealth have been swapped).

(UPDATE, 5:57 p.m.: Ohio State won, so this is it)

EAST REGION

Cleveland

(1) BIG TEN/Ohio State vs. (16) SOUTHLAND/Texas-San Antonio-SUN BELT/Arkansas-Little Rock
(8) George Mason vs. (9) Tennessee

Tampa, Fla.

(4) Louisville vs. (13) SUMMIT/Oakland
(5) Kansas State vs. (12) CONFERENCE USA/Memphis

Washington

(3) BIG EAST/Connecticut vs. (14) METRO ATLANTIC/Saint Peter’s
(6) Arizona vs. (11) Michigan State

Tucson, Ariz.

(2) MOUNTAIN WEST/San Diego State vs. (15) BIG SKY/Northern Colorado
(7) Georgetown vs. (10) Florida State

SOUTHWEST REGION

Tulsa, Okla.

(1) BIG 12/Kansas vs. (16) MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC/Hampton
(8) Villanova vs. (9) WESTERN ATHLETIC/Utah State

Tucson, Ariz.

(4) Wisconsin vs. (13) ATLANTIC SUN/Belmont
(5) St. John’s vs. (12) Virginia Commonwealth/Colorado

Tampa, Fla.

(3) Florida vs. (14) NORTHEAST/Long Island
(6) West Virginia vs. (11) Michigan

Charlotte, N.C.

(2) North Carolina vs. (15) SOUTHERN/Wofford
(7) PAC-10/Washington vs. (10) ATLANTIC 10/Richmond

SOUTHEAST REGION

Cleveland

(1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) BIG WEST/UC Santa Barbara-SWAC/Alabama State
(8) UNLV vs. (9) Missouri

Denver

(4) Purdue vs. (13) IVY/Princeton
(5) Vanderbilt vs. (12) Clemson

Washington

(3) Syracuse vs. (14) OHIO VALLEY/Morehead State
(6) Xavier vs. (11) Penn State

Tulsa, Okla.

(2) Texas vs. (15) MID-AMERICAN/Akron
(7) COLONIAL/Old Dominion vs. (10) Marquette

WEST REGION

Charlotte, N.C.

(1) ATLANTIC COAST/Duke vs. (16) BIG SOUTH/UNC Asheville
(8) UCLA vs. (9) Illinois

Denver

(4) Brigham Young vs. (13) PATRIOT/Bucknell
(5) Cincinnati vs. (12) Virginia Tech/Georgia

Chicago

(3) SOUTHEASTERN/Kentucky vs. (14) MISSOURI VALLEY/Indiana State
(6) Texas A&M vs. (11) HORIZON/Butler

Chicago

(2) Notre Dame vs. (15) AMERICA EAST/Boston University
(7) Temple vs. (10) WEST COAST/Gonzaga

Last four in: Colorado, Virginia Commonwealth, Georgia, Virginia Tech
Last four out: Boston College, Southern California, Alabama, Harvard
Next four out: Saint Mary’s, UAB, Missouri State, Cleveland State

Patrick Stevens