- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 22, 2007

There’s a matchup here that doesn’t belong, and it’s the final one. After all, don’t Indiana and Notre Dame play every year.

Well, not this year, but it was quite by accident. The Hoosiers and Fighting Irish played in the same Preseason NIT regional, but pesky Butler took out both teams on consecutive nights to prevent a matchup. Hence, a possible first-round NCAA meeting for the in-state schools.

EAST RUTHERFORD BRACKET

Winston-Salem, N.C.

(1) ACC/North Carolina vs. (16) MEAC/Delaware State

(8) Tennessee vs. (9) Illinois

Spokane, Wash.

(4) WAC/Nevada vs. (13) SoCON/Davidson

(5) Air Force vs. (12) Creighton

Columbus, Ohio

(3) Georgetown vs. (14) IVY/Penn

(6) Oregon vs. (11) Clemson

Chicago

(2) Wisconsin vs. (15) SUN BELT/South Alabama

(7) Vanderbilt vs. (10) ATLANTIC 10/Xavier

SAN ANTONIO BRACKET

New Orleans

(1) SEC/Florida vs. (16) NEC/Central Connecticut State-SWAC/Jackson State

(8) UNLV vs. (9) Stanford

Spokane, Wash.

(4) Virginia Tech vs. (13) WEST COAST/Santa Clara

(5) HORIZON/Butler vs. (12) West Virginia

Sacramento, Calif.

(3) Washington State vs. (14) BIG WEST/Long Beach State

(6) Michigan State vs. (11) CAA/Virginia Commonwealth

Chicago

(2) BIG 12/Kansas vs. (15) OVC/Austin Peay

(7) Louisville vs. (10) Georgia Tech

ST. LOUIS BRACKET

Lexington, Ky.

(1) BIG TEN/Ohio State vs. (16) ATLANTIC SUN/East Tennessee State

(8) Arizona vs. (9) Villanova

Winston-Salem, N.C.

(4) Duke vs. (13) AMERICA EAST/Vermont

(5) Texas vs. (12) BIG SOUTH/Winthrop

Columbus, Ohio

(3) MVC/Southern Illinois vs. (14) SOUTHLAND/Texas A&M-Corpus; Christi

(6) Maryland vs. (11) Old Dominion

Buffalo, N.Y.

(2) BIG EAST/Pittsburgh vs. (15) MAAC/Marist

(7) Kentucky vs. (10) Southern California

SAN JOSE BRACKET

Sacramento, Calif.

(1) PAC-10/UCLA vs. (16) BIG SKY/Weber State

(8) Boston College vs. (9) Alabama

Buffalo, N.Y.

(4) Marquette vs. (13) PATRIOT/Holy Cross

(5) MWC/Brigham Young vs. (12) Texas Tech

New Orleans

(3) Texas A&M; vs. (14) MAC/Akron

(6) Virginia vs. (11) Missouri State

Lexington, Ky.

(2) C-USA/Memphis vs. (15) MID-CONTINENT/Oral Roberts (7) Indiana vs. (10) Notre Dame

Last four in: Creighton, Clemson, Old Dominion, Texas Tech

Last four out: Oklahoma State, Purdue, Drexel, Kansas State

Next four out: Florida State, Syracuse, Arkansas, Bradley

Moving in: Notre Dame

Moving out: Oklahoma State

Multiple-bid leagues: ACC (8), Big East (7), Pac-10 (6), Big Ten (5), SEC (5), Big 12 (4), Mountain West (3), Missouri Valley (3), CAA (2)


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