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March Madness: Who’s in, who’s out of the NCAA basketball tournament

The NCAA basketball's biggest tournament, aka March Madness, is upon us. The top four seeds announced Sunday: Ohio State, Duke, Pittsburgh, and Kansas. But with 68 teams in the NCAA basketball event, it's anyone's guess who will make it to the Final Four.

Ohio State Buckeyes guard David Lighty cuts off a piece of the net after the Buckeyes won the NCAA Big Ten men's basketball tournament championship game March 13. Ohio State is now a top seed in the NCAA basketball tournament.

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College basketball fans, March Madness has officially arrived.

This year's 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket revealed Sunday was full of emotion for all those involved — hopefuls, automatic bid winners, and those denied a spot among the 68 teams competing.

Ohio State snatched the overall top seed after clinching a Big Ten Championship with a decisive victory against Penn State early Sunday. But the Buckeyes, who earned the No. 1 seed in the East Region, will face what many consider this year’s most competitive pool. Joined by Kentucky, which was named the SEC Champion on Sunday after a blowout win against Florida, Big East powerhouse Syracuse, and ACC regular-season champion North Carolina, the East will prove a tough, stacked road to the Sweet Sixteen and beyond.


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