UNDATED (WOOD) — March Madness is here: NCAA Tournament seeds and first-round matchups were announced Sunday.
Michigan, which won the Big Ten Tournament championship earlier Sunday, was named the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. The Wolverines will play No. 10 Oklahoma State on Friday. The game will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Michigan State received the No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region. The Spartans will play No. 8 Miami (Fla.) at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also on Friday.
The No. 1 seeds are:
- Defending champions Villanova (East Region and overall)
- Kansas (Midwest Region)
- North Carolina (South Region)
- Gonzaga (West Region)
Northwestern was invited to tournament for the first time in school history.
The First Four games are Tuesday and Wednesday; the round of 64 starts Thursday. The championship matchup is set for April 3.
–The Associated Press contributed to this report.