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Selection Sunday: Stanford edges Iowa for final No. 1 seed

The Stanford Cardinal edged out the Iowa Hawkeyes as the final No. 1 seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, while the No. 2 seed Maryland Terrapins and No. 3 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced off in a potential Sweet Sixteen rematch at the Diamond Miller buzzer. -Better, and this year’s Sweet Sixteen will be without preseason-numbers. 7 Louisville Cardinals or preseason-No. 3 Texas Longhorns.

Stanford is the No. 1 seed and Iowa is the No. 2 seed in the Seattle 4 region so the Cardinals’ path to the Elite Eight will be a little easier than the Hawkeyes, despite Iowa winning the Big Ten Tournament and Stanford losing in the Pac. -12 tournament semi-finals.

Miller, who is Maryland’s top player and ESPN2 pick in the WNBA draft, hit the game-winner from mid-range to lift the Terps over the Irish on December 1 in South Bend. Maryland and Notre Dame Greenville are in Region 1, along with the No. 1 overall seed South Carolina Gamecocks.

Texas is the No. 4 seed in the Seattle 4 region and Louisville is the No. 5 seed. Only one team from their Austin bubble would advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

The Indiana Hoosiers are the No. 1 seed in Greenville 2 and the Virginia Tech Hokies are the No. 1 seed in Seattle 3. LSU gets the No. 3 seed (Greenville 2); As expected, their weak schedule overshadowed their 28–2 record. The UConn Huskies, who were last believed to be in the race for the No. 1 seed, are the No. 2 seed in Seattle. The Utah Utes are the final No. 2 seed (Greenville 2).

The Kansas Jayhawks lost to the TCU Horned Frogs in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament (even before the quarterfinals), which caused them to lose the Big Dance and the West Virginia Mountaineers suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Oklahoma State Cowgirls in the Big 12 Tournament. had to face The quarter-finals can be forgotten as the Mountaineers are dancing. ESPN Bracketologist Charlie Creme had Kansas in and West Virginia out.

Kansas was the only team on the right side of Crème’s bubble that did not make it and West Virginia on the wrong side was the only team that made it.

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