Let the madness begin.

On Sunday, the NCAA selection committee revealed the 68-team field for the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Shortly, fans will see what this year's tournament has in store. The action begins with first-round games on Tuesday.

Here's an overview of each team in this year's field.

EAST REGIONAL

THE MATCHUPS



1. Villanova

16. Mount St. Mary's/New Orleans



8. Wisconsin

9. Virginia Tech



5. Virginia

12. UNC-Wilmington



4. Florida

13. East Tennessee State



6. SMU

11. Providence/USC



3. Baylor

14. New Mexico State



7. South Carolina

10. Marquette



2. Duke

15. Troy

1. Villanova

Conference: Big East

Record: 31-3, 15-3 conference

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Josh Hart, 18.6 ppg.

Rebounds: Josh Hart, 6.5 rpg.

Assists: Jalen Brunson, 4.2 apg.

Key wins: at Purdue, vs. Notre Dame, vs. Virginia, vs. Creighton

Of note: The Wildcats are the first defending national champion ever to enter the NCAA Tournament having already won at least 31 games, and their three losses are the fewest for a defending national champion entering the tournament since Duke in 2002.

16. Mount St. Mary’s (play-in)

Conference: Northeast

Record: 19-15, 14-4

How they got here: Won conference tournament

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Elijah Long, 15.4

Rebounds: Chris Wray, 5.9

Assists: Long, 4.4

Key wins: George Mason

Of note: The Mountaineers started the season 1-11. … This is the fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament in school history.

16. New Orleans (play-in)

Conference: Southland

Record: 19-11, 13-5 conference

How they got here: Defeated Texas A&M-CC to win Southland Tournament

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Erik Thomas, 19.7

Rebounds: Erik Thomas, 7.7; Travin Thibodeaux, 7.4

Assists: Travin Thibodeaux, 3.4

Key wins: vs Texas A&M-CC, at Washington State

Of note: This is New Orleans’ fifth Division I NCAA Tournament appearance and its first one since 1996. Last advanced to the Round of 32 with a win over BYU in 1987.

8. Wisconsin

Conference: Big 10

Record: 25-9, 12-6 conference

How they got there: At-large

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Bronson Koenig, 14.0; Ethan Happ, 13.9; Nigel Hayes, 13.5.

Rebounds: Happ, 9.1; Hayes, 6.4.

Assists: Happ and Hayes with 2.8 each.

Key wins: Syracuse, Indiana, Maryland

Of note: The Badgers have been to the Sweet 16 nine times since the year 2000. Their only NCAA title came in 1941.

9. Virginia Tech

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 22-10, 10-8 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: Zach LeDay, 16.3; Seth Allen, 13.4

Rebounds: Zach LeDay, 7.4; Chris Clarke, 7.3

Assists: Justin Robinson, 4.8; Chris Clarke, 3.3; Seth Allen, 3.3

Key wins: Michigan, Duke, Virginia, Miami, Wake Forest

Of note: The Hokies have five players who average double figures in scoring. ... While they put the ball in the basket at a high rate — they average 79.3 points a game — they are one of the worst rebounding teams in the country averaging just 32.5 boards a night.

5. Virginia

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 22-10, 11-7 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: London Perrantes, 12.5; Devon Hall, 8.7

Rebounds: Isaiah Wilkins, 6.2; Devon Hall, 4.4

Assists: London Perrantes, 3.8

Key wins: Louisville (twice), Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, North Carolina

Of note: The Cavaliers played 14 games against the RPI top 50 and finished with a 6-8 record. ...The suffered through a four-game losing streak in February before bouncing back with three straight wins to end the regular season.

12. UNC-Wilmington

Conference: Colonial Athletic

Record: 29-5, 15-3 conference

How they got here: Beat College of Charleston in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: C.J. Bryce, 17.6; Chris Flemmings, 15.8

Rebounds: Davontae Cacok, 9.6

Assists: Denzel Ingram, 5.5

Key wins: College of Charleston (x2)

Of note: UNC Wilmington is making its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance and second straight. … The Seahawks rank 10th nationally in points per game (85.2) and 31st in assists per game (16.2). … UNC Wilmington is ranked No. 27 in the RPI and No. 37 in the KPI ratings.

4. Florida

Conference: Southeastern

Record: 24-8, 14-4 conference

How they got here: At-large

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: KeVaughn Allen, 13.9; Canyon Barry, 12.1

Rebounds: John Egbunu, 6.6; Devin Robinson, 6.1

Assists: Kasey Hill, 4.6

Key wins: vs Kentucky, vs Arkansas (twice), vs Miami (Fla.) (neutral), vs South Carolina

Of note: This is Florida’s 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament not counting vacated appearances. First appearance since making the Final Four in 2014. The Gators have lost three of their last four, including two straight games against Vanderbilt.

13. East Tennessee State

Conference: Southern

Record: 27-7, 14-4 conference

How they got there: Defeated regular-season champ UNC Greensboro Spartans 79-74 in the Southern Conference championship game on March 6.

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: T.J. Cromer, 19.1; Desonta Bradford, 10.6

Rebounds: Tevin Glass 6.2.

Assists: Bradford, 4.0; Cromer, 3.2

Key wins: Beat Mississippi State on a last-second tip-in in December.

Of note: This is the Buccaneers’ first NCAA berth since 2010.

6. SMU

Conference: American

Record: 29-4, 17-1

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 10-0

Statistical leaders:

Points: Semi Ojeleye, 19.1

Rebounds: Ben Moore, 8.0

Assists: Shake Milton, 4.5

Key wins: Cincinnati, Houston

Of note: Currently on a 15-game winning streak. … Last loss was Jan. 12 at then-No. 12 Cincinnati. … This is the 12th appearance in the Big Dance for the Mustangs.

11. Providence (play-in)

Conference: Big East

Record: 20-12, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Rodney Bullock, 15.7 ppg.

Rebounds: Rodney Bullock, 6.4 rpg.

Assists: Kyron Cartwright, 6.7 apg.

Key wins: vs. Butler

Of note: Freshman Bryan Donovan is the son of former Friars star Billy Donovan, who had great success at Florida and now coaches the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

11. USC (play-in)

Conference: Pac-12

Record: 24-9, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Bennie Boatwright, 14.6 ppg, Chimezie Metu, 14.5 ppg

Rebounds: Chimezie Metu, 7.8 rpg

Assists: Jordan McLaughlin, 5.5 apg

Key wins: vs. UCLA

Of note: Leading scorer Bennie Boatwright missed 17 games, including 15 from Dec. 3-Jan. 25 because of a knee injury. The Trojans went 11-4 during that stretch.

3. Baylor

Conference: Big 12

Record: 25-7, 12-6 conference

How they got here: Earned an at-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Johnathan Motley, 17.3; Manu Lecomte, 12.4

Rebounds: Motley, 9.9

Assists: Lecomte, 3.9

Key wins: Oregon, VCU, Michigan State, Louisville, Xavier, Iowa State, Oklahoma State (x2), vs. West Virginia

Of note: According to ESPN, Baylor has gone 10-7 since being ranked AP No. 1 earlier this season. The Bears are currently ranked No. 9. … Baylor is making its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and is seeking its first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2012. … Sophomore guard Jake Lindsey, who prepped at Olympus High, is averaging 22.6 minutes, 4.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Bears this season.

14. New Mexico State

Conference: Western Athletic

Record: 28-5, 11-3 conference

How they got here: Beat Cal-State Bakersfield in the WAC championship game

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Ian Baker, 16.6; Sidy Ndir, 13.7

Rebounds: Eli Chuha, 9.0

Assists: Baker, 4.1

Key wins: Cal-State Bakersfield (x2)

Of note: The Aggies have four players who average more than 12 points per game. … New Mexico State won 20 straight games at one point this season before losing three out of four, including a loss at home to UVU, which snapped the Aggies’ 14-game home win streak. … New Mexico State is making its 23rd NCAA appearance and reached the Final Four once, in 1970. The Aggies lost to UCLA 93-77 that year in the national semifinals.

7. South Carolina


Conference: Southeastern

Record: 22-10, 12-6 conference

How they got here: At-large

Last 10: 4-6

Statistical leaders:

Points: Sindarius Thornwell, 21.0

Rebounds: Sindarius Thornwell, 7.2

Assists: PJ Dozier, 2.9; Sindarius Thornwell, 2.8

Key wins: vs Florida, vs Michigan, vs Monmouth

Of note: This is South Carolina’s ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the Gamecocks’ first since 2004. South Carolina last won an NCAA Tournament game back in 1973 when the Gamecocks made the Sweet Sixteen. The Gamecocks have lost five of their last seven games.

10. Marquette

Conference: Big East

Record: 19-12, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Markus Howard, 13.2 ppg.

Rebounds: Luke Fischer, 5.9 rpg.

Assists: Traci Carter, 3.6 apg.

Key wins: vs. Villanova

Of note: Once conference play hit, the Golden Eagles never had either a winning or losing streak of more than two games.

2. Duke

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 27-8, 11-7 conference

How they got there: Defeated Notre Dame in ACC Tournament championship

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Luke Kennard, 20.1; Jayson Tatum, 16.9

Rebounds: Amile Jefferson, 8.2; Jayson Tatum, 7.3

Assists: Grayson Allen, 3.5; Luke Kennard, 2.5

Key wins: Michigan State, Florida, Miami, Wake Forest (twice), Notre Dame (twice), North Carolina (twice), Virginia, Florida State, Louisville

Of note: The Blue Devils became the first ACC team to win four games in four days to take home the tournament title. ... This is the 22nd year in a row they have made the NCAA Tournament.

15. Troy

Conference: Sun Belt

Record: 22-14, 10-8 conference

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jordon Varnado, 16.5 ppg.

Rebounds: Jordon Varnado, 6.9 rpg., DeVon Walker, 6.5 rpg.

Assists: Kevin Baker, 3.1 apg.

Key wins: vs. Texas State

Of note: The Trojans were the 6-seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

MIDWEST REGIONAL

THE MATCHUPS



1. Kansas

16. North Carolina Central/UC Davis



8. Miami

9. Michigan State



5. Iowa State

12. Nevada



4. Purdue

13. Vermont



6. Creighton

11. Rhode Island



3. Oregon

14. Iona



7. Michigan

10. Oklahoma State



2. Louisville

15. Jacksonville State

1. Kansas

Conference: Big 12

Record: 28-4, 16-2 conference

How they got here: Earned an at-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Frank Mason III, 20.8; Josh Jackson, 16.4

Rebounds: Landen Lucas, 8.4

Assists: Mason, 5.1

Key wins: vs. Duke, Oklahoma State (x2), at Iowa State, at Kentucky, Baylor (x2), West Virginia

Of note: Mason, a senior, has already garnered National Player of the Year honors from Sporting News, USA Today, Bleacher Report and NBCSports.com. … The top-ranked Jayhawks are sixth nationally in 3-point percentage at 40.8 percent, led by Mason at 48.7 percent. … The last time the Jayhawks missed the NCAA Tournament was 1989. Their 28 straight appearances is the longest streak in history, besting North Carolina’s 27 straight from 1975-2001.

16. North Carolina Central (play-in)

Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic

Record: 25-8, 13-3 conference

How they got there: Defeated Norfolk State 67-59 in the MEAC championship game.

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Patrick Cole, 19.5; Dajuan Graf, 14.3.

Rebounds: Kyle Benton, 7.9; Cole, 7.0

Assists: Cole, 5.7; Graf, 5.2

Key wins: Swept the second-best MEAC team, Norfolk State; defeated Missouri 62-52 on the road.

Of note: NCCU won the regular-season MEAC title, too.This is the Eagles’ second NCAA tournament bid in four years. In 2014, the No. 14-seeded NCCU lost to Iowa State 93-75.

16. UC Davis (play-in)

Conference: Big West

Record: 22-12, 11-5

How they got here: Won conference tournament

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Brynton Lemar, 16.0

Rebounds: Chima Moneke, 9.5

Assists: Darius Graham, 3.3

Key wins: None

Of note: This is the program’s first appearance in the Division I NCAA Tournament. … As a member of Division II, the Aggies won the national championship in 1998.

8. Miami

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 21-11, 10-8 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: Davon Reed, 15; Ja'Quan Newton, 13.4

Rebounds: Kamari Murphy, 7.5; Bruce Brown, 5.8

Assists: Ja'Quan Newton, 3.4; Bruce Brown, 3.2

Key wins: North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Duke

Of note: The Hurricanes limped into the tournament dropping three of their last four games. ... While not an offensive juggernaut, they get the job done on the defensive end, giving up just 63.7 points a game.

9. Michigan State

Conference: Big Ten

Record: 19-14, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Miles Bridges, 16.7 ppg.

Rebounds: Miles Bridges, 8.3 rpg.

Assists: Cassius Winston, 5.1 apg.

Key wins: vs. Minnesota, vs. Northwestern, vs. Wisconsin

Of note: As a No. 2 seed a year ago, the Spartans fell to Middle Tennessee State, a No. 15 seed.

5. Iowa State

Conference: Big 12

Record: 23-10, 12-6 conference

How they got here: Beat West Virginia in the Big 12 championship game

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Monte Morris, 16.3; Nazareth Mitrou-Long, 15.8

Rebounds: Deonte Burton, 6.3

Assists: Morris, 6.2

Key wins: vs. Miami, Oklahoma State (x3), at Kansas, Baylor, vs. West Virginia

Of note: With their victory Saturday, the Cyclones have won the Big 12 tournament title three of the past four years. Iowa State is seeking its first Sweet 16 appearance since 2000. … The Cyclones have four players who average 12 points or more per game. … Morris, the team’s point guard, was named a third team All-American by USA Today and NBCSports.com.

12. Nevada

Conference: Mountain West

Record: 28-6, 14-4 conference

How they got here: Beat Colorado State in the Mountain West championship game

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Marcus Marshall, 19.8; Cameron Oliver, 16.2

Rebounds: Jordan Caroline, 9.2

Assists: Lindsey Drew, 4.8

Key wins: Colorado State (x2), Boise State (x2)

Of note: Nevada is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years and the seventh time overall. … The Wolf Pack became the first No. 1 MW tournament seed to beat a No. 2 seed in the championship game when they defeated the Rams on Saturday. Previously, top seeds were 0-7 vs. the No. 2 seed in the title game. … Nevada is 20-0 when leading at halftime this season.

4. Purdue

Conference: Big 10

Record: 25-7, 14-4 conference

How they got there: At-large

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Caleb Swanigan, 18.5; Isaac Haas, 12.8; Vince Edwards, 12.2

Rebounds: Swanigan, 12.6.

Assists: Dakota Mathias, 3.6

Key wins: No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 25 Northwestern, No. 17 Maryland.

Of note: Won the regular-season title, but was upset by Michigan in quarterfinals of Big 10 Tournament. Beat Utah State by 19 points in November’s Cancun Challenge. Rotation player Spike Albrecht could be a nominee for the all-name team.

13. Vermont

Conference: America East

Record: 29-5, 16-0

How they got here: Won conference tournament

Last 10: 10-0

Statistical leaders:

Points: Anthony Lamb, 12.6

Rebounds: Payton Henson, 5.4

Assists: Trae Bell-Haynes, 3.8

Key wins: at Siena, New Hampshire (three times)

Of note: Currently riding a 21-game winning streak. … Last loss was Dec. 21 at then-No. 13 Butler. … This will be the Catamounts’ sixth tournament appearance.

6. Creighton

Conference: Big East

Record: 25-9, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Marcus Foster, 18.5 ppg.

Rebounds: Justin Patton, 6.2 rpg.

Assists: Maurice Watson Jr., 8.5 apg (19 games)

Key wins: vs. Wisconsin, vs. Butler (twice)

Of note: As the No. 6 seed, the Bluejays made it to the Big East championship game, where they lost to Villanova.

11. Rhode Island

Conference: Atlantic 10

Record: 23-9, 13-5

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: E.C. Matthews, 14.6

Rebounds: Kuran Iverson, 7.7

Assists: Jarvis Garrett, 3.3

Key wins: Cincinnati, VCU

Of note: This will be the program’s ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament. … In 1998, the Rams advanced to the Elite Eight as an eight-seed.

3. Oregon

Conference: Pac-12

Record: 29-5, 16-2 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Dillon Brooks, 16 ppg.

Rebounds: Jordan Bell, 8.1 rpg.

Assists: Payton Pritchard, 3.9 apg.

Key wins: vs. UCLA, vs. Arizona

Of note: The Ducks will be without key defensive anchor Chris Boucher, who suffered a torn ACL during Oregon's Pac-12 tourney seminfinal win over Cal. The season-ending injury was announced just prior to Saturday’s Pac-12 championship game loss to Arizona.

14. Iona

Conference: MAAC

Record: 22-12, 12-8 conference

How they got there: Defeated Siena for the MAAC Tournament title

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jordan Washington, 17.9; Jon Severe, 11.3

Rebounds: Jordan Washington, 7.4; Taylor Bessick, 4.5

Assists: Rickey McGill, 5.2; Sam Cassell Jr., 3.1

Key wins: Ohio, Siena (twice), Saint Peter's (twice)

Of note: Finished six games behind regular season conference champion Monmouth. ... The Gaels are one of the most explosive offensive teams in the country, averaging 80.5 points a game.

7. Michigan

Conference: Big Ten

Record: 24-11, 10-8 conference

How they got here: Defeated Wisconsin 71-56 in the Big Ten championship game on March 12.

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Derrick Walton Jr., 15.0 ppg.

Rebounds: D.J. Wilson, 5.4 rpg.

Assists: Derrick Walton Jr., 4.6 apg.

Key wins: vs. Wisconsin (twice), Purdue (TWICE)

Of note: The Wolverines had an interesting beginning to the Big Ten Tournament, as their airplane skidded off the runway en route to the tourney and they had to wear their practice jerseys for their first-round game.

10. Oklahoma State

Conference: Big 12

Record: 20-12, 9-9 conference

How they got here: Earned an at-large bid

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jawun Evans, 19.0; Jeffrey Carroll, 17.4

Rebounds: Carroll, 6.6

Assists: Evans, 6.2

Key wins: at Wichita State, vs. Arkansas, at West Virginia

Of note: The Cowboys enter the NCAA Tournament on a three-game losing streak, though at one point they won 10 out of 11 games during conference play with a win over the SEC’s Arkansas as a part of the win streak. … Oklahoma State is No. 8 nationally in scoring offense (85.5 points per game). … Evans was named to the All-Big 12 first team and Carroll the league’s second team.

2. Louisville

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 24-8, 12-6 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: Donovan Mitchell, 15.7; Quentin Snider, 12.7

Rebounds: Mangok Mathiang, 6.1; Jaylen Johnson, 5.8

Assists: Quentin Snider, 4.1; Donovan Mitchell, 2.6

Key wins: Wichita State, Purdue, Kentucky, Duke, Miami, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame

Of note: The Cardinals return to the Big Dance after a year away thanks to a self-imposed NCAA Tournament ban a season ago. ... Before the one-year hiatus, they had won 15 games in the previous four tournaments, including six wins on their way to a national title in 2013.

15. Jacksonville State

Conference: Ohio Valley

Record: 20-14, 9-7 conference

How they got here: Beat UT-Martin in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Malcolm Drumwright, 12.6; Greg Tucker, 11.3

Rebounds: Christian Cunningham, 8.2

Assists: Drumwright, 3.8

Key wins: vs. Belmont

Of note: Jacksonville State is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance. … The Gamecocks were picked to finish 12th in the league’s preseason poll and finished the regular season third in the OVC East Division. … Jacksonville State beat Belmont, which has made the NCAAs four times since 2011, in the tournament semifinals.

SOUTH REGIONAL

THE MATCHUPS



1. North Carolina

16. Texas Southern



8. Arkansas

9. Seton Hall



5. Minnesota

12. Middle Tennessee



4. Butler

13. Winthrop



6. Cincinnati

11. Kansas State/Wake Forest



3. UCLA

14. Kent State



7. Dayton

10. Wichita State



2. Kentucky

15. Northern Kentucky

1. North Carolina

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 27-7, 14-4 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Justin Jackson, 18.1; Joel Berry II, 14.8

Rebounds: Kennedy Meeks, 9.1; Isaiah Hick, 5.7

Assists: Theo Pinson, 4.1; Joel Berry II, 3.7

Key wins: Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Wake Forest, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Virginia, Louisville, Duke, Miami

Of note: The Tar Heels won the ACC regular season title by two games. ... This is their 48th tournament appearance that includes five national championships and a run to the title game last season where they fell to Villanova 77-74.

16. Texas Southern

Conference: Southwestern Athletic

Record: 23-11, 16-2 conference

How they got here: Won SWAC championship

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Zach Lofton, 17.4; Demontrae Jefferson, 15.0

Rebounds: Derrick Griffin, 10.9

Assists: Demontrae Jefferson, 3.3

Key wins: at La Salle

Of note: This is the Tigers’ seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Texas Southern has yet to win a game in either the NCAA Tournament or in the NIT. Texas Southern is on a nine-game winning streak.

8. Arkansas

Conference: Southeastern

Record: 25-9, 12-6 conference

How they got here: Earned an at-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Dusty Hannahs, 14.6

Rebounds: Moses Kingsley, 11.9

Assists: Daryl Macon, 2.3

Key wins: vs Vanderbilt (twice), vs Texas-Arlington, at South Carolina

Of note: This is Arkansas’ 31st NCAA Tournament appearance. The Razorbacks last made the Sweet Sixteen in 1996 and the Final Four in 1995. Arkansas won the national championship in 1994. Made it to the Round of 32 in its last NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015.

9. Seton Hall

Conference: Big East

Record: 21-11, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Khadeen Carrington, 17.1 ppg.

Rebounds: Angel Delgado, 13.2 rpg.

Assists: Madison Jones 3.3 apg., Khadeen Carrington 3.0 apg.

Key wins: vs. South Carolina, at Butler

Of note: Angel Delgado’s 13.2 rebounds per game leads the country.

5. Minnesota

Conference: Big 10

Record: 24-9, 11-7 conference

How they got there: At-large

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Nate Mason, 15.5; Amir Coffey, 12.1

Rebounds: Jordan Murphy, 8.8

Assists: Mason, 5.0.

Key wins: No. 24 Maryland, overtime win over No. 15 Purdue

Of note: Had a five-game losing streak in the final three weeks of January only to go undefeated in February. The Golden Gophers lost rotation player Akeem Springs to an Achilles' tendon injury he suffered on Friday.

12. Middle Tennessee

Conference: CUSA

Record: 30-4, 17-1 conference

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 10-0

Statistical leaders:

Points: JaCorey Williams, 17.3 ppg.

Rebounds: JaCorey Williams, 7.3 rpg.

Assists: Tyrik Dixon, 3.3 apg.

Key wins: at Ole Miss, vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Marshall

Of note: As a 15-seed a year ago, the Blue Raiders knocked off 2-seeded Michigan State.

4. Butler

Conference: Big East

Record: 23-8, 12-6 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Kelan Martin, 16.1 ppg.

Rebounds: Kelan Martin, 5.7 rpg.

Assists: Tyler Lewis, 3.9 apg.

Key wins: vs. Arizona, vs. Cincinnati, vs. Villanova (twice)

Of note: The Bulldogs are the first team to sweep the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats in a season series since 2014.

13. Winthrop

Conference: Big South

Record: 28-6, 15-3 conference

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Keon Johnson, 22.5 ppg.

Rebounds: Xavier Cooks, 9.2 rpg.

Assists: Xavier Cooks, 2.8 apg, Keon Johnson 2.6 apg., Bjorn Broman 2.2 apg.

Key wins: vs. Campbell (conference title game), at Illinois, vs. UNC-Asheville

Of note: This is the Eagles’ 10th NCAA Tournament appearance overall, and first since 2010.

6. Cincinnati

Conference: American

Record: 29-4, 16-2

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jacob Evans, 13.6

Rebounds: Gary Clark, 7.8

Assists: Troy Caupain, 4.6

Key wins: at Iowa State, SMU, Xavier

Of note: Two-time NCAA Tournament champions (1961, 1962). This will be the seventh straight appearance in the Tournament for the Bearcats.

11. Kansas State (play-in)

Conference: Big 12

Record: 20-13, 8-10 conference

How they got here: Earned an at-large bid

Last 10: 4-6

Statistical leaders:

Points: Wesley Iwundu, 12.5; Barry Brown, 11.7

Rebounds: Iwundu, 6.4

Assists: Kamau Stokes, 4.3

Key wins: at Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Baylor (x2)

Of note: The Wildcats start three sophomores, including Iwundu, a third-team All-Big 12 player. … Kansas State returns to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014 and is making its 29th NCAA appearance. … Fifth-year coach Bruce Weber will win his 100th game at Kansas State with his next victory.

11. Wake Forest (play-in)

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 19-13, 9-9 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: John Collins, 18.9; Bryant Crawford, 16.1

Rebounds: John Collins, 9.8; Konstantinos Mitoglou, 6.3

Assists: Bryant Crawford, 5.4, Keyshawn Woods, 3.5

Key wins: Miami, Louisville, Virginia Tech

Of note: After winning just one game over a team in the RPI top 50 in their first 28 games, the Demon Deacons secured two in the final week of the regular season as they knocked off Louisville and Virginia Tech.

3. UCLA

Conference: Pac-12

Record: 29-4, 15-3 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: TJ Leaf, 16.2 ppg, Bryce Alford, 16.2 ppg

Rebounds: Thomas Welsh, 8.8 rpg, TJ Leaf 8.4 rpg

Assists: Lonzo Ball, 7.8 apg

Key wins: at Kentucky, vs. Oregon, at Arizona

Of note: Freshman point guard Lonzo Ball leads the country in assists per game. Six players average in double figures.

14. Kent State

Conference: MAC

Record: 22-13, 10-8

How they got here: Won conference tournament

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jimmy Hall, 18.9

Rebounds: Hall, 10.5

Assists: Hall, 2.6

Key wins: Akron (twice)

Of note: This will be the Golden Flashes’ seventh appearance in the NCAA Tournament. … Advanced to the Elite Eight in 2002 as a 10th seed.

7. Dayton

Conference: Atlantic 10

Record: 24-7, 15-3

How they got here: At large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Charles Cooke, 16.1

Rebounds: Charles Cooke and Kendall Pollard, 5.1

Assists: Scoochie Smith, 4.5

Key wins: Vanderbilt, VCU, Rhode Island (twice)

Of note: This will be the fourth straight appearance in the Big Dance for the Flyers.

10. Wichita State

Conference: Missouri Valley

Record: 30-4, 17-1 conference

How they got there: Defeated Illinois State in the MVC Tournament championship game

Last 10: 10-0

Statistical leaders:

Points: Markis McDuffie, 11.8; Landry Shamet, 11.1

Rebounds: Markis McDuffie, 5.7; Darral Willis Jr., 5.3

Assists: Landry Shamet, 3.3; Conner Frankamp, 2.7

Key wins: Illinois State (twice), Colorado State

Of note: While no player averages more than 12 points a game, five players average at least nine points. ... The Shockers closed out the season on a 15-game winning streak with no game being closer than 15 points.

2. Kentucky

Conference: Southeastern

Record: 29-5, 16-2 conference

How they got here: Beat Arkansas in the SEC championship game

Last 10: 10-0

Statistical leaders:

Points: Malik Monk, 20.6

Rebounds: Edrice Adebayo, 7.7

Assists: De’Aaron Fox, 5.0

Key wins: vs North Carolina (neutral), vs Florida, vs Arkansas, vs Vanderbilt (twice)

Of note: This is Kentucky’s 57th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the Wildcats’ fourth straight. Kentucky has won eight national titles with the most recent being in 2012. Kentucky’s top three scorers are freshmen while the fourth-leading scorer is a sophomore. The Wildcats’ top four scorers average more than 13 points per game.

15. Northern Kentucky

Conference: Horizon

Record: 24-10, 12-6 conference

How they got there: Defeated Milwaukee in Horizon League championship game

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Drew McDonald, 16.4; Lavone Holland II, 14.3

Rebounds: Drew McDonald, 7.7; Carson Williams, 5.8

Assists: Lavone Holland II, 4.1

Key wins: Valparaiso, Eastern Washington

Of note: This is the first tournament appearance for the Norse who are in their first year of eligibility.

WEST REGIONAL

THE MATCHUPS



1. Gonzaga

16. South Dakota State



8. Northwestern

9. Vanderbilt



5. Notre Dame

12. Princeton



4. West Virginia

13. Bucknell



6. Maryland

11. Xavier



3. Florida State

14. Florida Gulf Coast University



7. Saint Mary's

10. VCU



2. Arizona

15. North Dakota

1. Gonzaga

Conference: West Coast

Record: 32-1, 17-1 conference

How they got here: Defeated Saint Mary’s in the WCC championship game

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Nigel Williams-Goss, 16.9

Rebounds: Johnathan Williams, 6.5

Assists: Nigel Williams-Goss, 4.8

Key wins: Arizona (neutral), Florida (neutral), No. 19 Saint Mary’s (three times)

Of note: This is Gonzaga’s 20th NCAA Tournament appearance. This year makes 19 straight tournament appearances. This is the second time in program history that the Bulldogs have earned a No. 1 seed. Five players averaged 10.2 or more points per game this season.

16. South Dakota State

Conference: Summit

Record: 18-16, 8-8 conference

How they got there: Defeated Omaha in the Summit League Tournament

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Mike Daum, 25.3; Reed Tellinghuisen, 11.9

Rebounds: Mike Daum, 8.2; Reed Tellinghuisen, 4.7

Assists: Michael Orris, 4.0

Key wins: Omaha (twice), South Dakota (twice)

Of note: The Jackrabbits were 12-16 before running off six straight wins to close the season. ... Mike Daum is the nation's second-leading scorer behind Central Michigan's Marcus Keene. ... Former Southern Utah guard A.J. Hess is the third-leading scorer on the team with 9.8 points a game.

8. Northwestern

Conference: Big Ten

Record: 23-11, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 5-5

Statistical leaders:

Points: Bryant McIntosh, 14.4 ppg., Scottie Lindsey, 14.2 ppg.

Rebounds: Derek Pardon, 8.0 rpg.

Assists: Bryant McIntosh 5.2 apg.

Key wins: at Wisconsin, vs. Maryland

Of note: This is the Wildcats’ first-ever appearance in the 78-year-old NCAA Tournament.

9. Vanderbilt

Conference: Southeastern

Record: 19-15, 10-8 conference

How they got here: At-large

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Matthew Fisher-Davis, 13.8; Luke Kornet, 13.4

Rebounds: Jeff Roberson, 7.2

Assists: Riley LeChance, 3.9

Key wins: vs Florida (three times), vs Iowa State, at Arkansas

Of note: This is Vanderbilt’s 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Last made it to the Sweet Sixteen back in 2007. Won five of its last six regular season games.

5. Notre Dame

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 25-9, 12-6 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Bonzie Colson, 17.5; V.J. Beachem, 15

Rebounds: Bonzie Colson, 10.2; V.J. Beachem, 4.1

Assists: Matt Farrell, 5.5; Steve Vasturia, 3.4

Key wins: Northwestern, Louisville, Miami, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest, Florida State (twice).

Of note: The Fighting Irish are coming off back-to-back trips to the regional finals. They lost 88-74 to North Carolina in 2016 and 68-66 to Kentucky in 2015. ... They have made the Final Four just once (1978).

12. Princeton

Conference: Ivy League

Record: 23-6, 14-0 conference

How they got here: Beat Yale in the Ivy League championship game

Last 10: 10-0

Statistical leaders:

Points: Devin Cannady, 13.7; Steven Cook, 13.6

Rebounds: Spencer Weisz, 5.4

Assists: Weisz, 4.0

Key wins: at Bucknell

Of note: The Tigers last lost on Dec. 20 and are on a 19-game winning streak. … Princeton beat Yale 71-59 in the championship game of the league’s first postseason tournament. … The Tigers rank 10th nationally in points allowed (61.6).

4. West Virginia

Conference: Big 12

Record: 26-8, 12-6 conference

How they got here: Earned an at-large bid

Last 10: 7-3

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jevon Carter, 12.9; Esa Ahmad, 11.3

Rebounds: Nathan Adrian, 6.1

Assists: Carter, 4.0

Key wins: at Virginia, at Oklahoma State, Baylor, Kansas, Iowa State (x2)

Of note: The Mountaineers are among the top 50 nationally in points per game (82.2, 20th), assists per game (16.9, 15th) and points allowed per game (65.9, 42nd). … Carter was named this year’s Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He leads the league with 89 steals and is a three-time member of the league’s all-defensive team. … West Virginia has a scoring margin of plus-16.3, third-best in the country.

13. Bucknell

Conference: Patriot League

Record: 26-8, 15-3 conference

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Zach Thomas, 16.0 ppg.

Rebounds: Nana Foulland, 7.8 rpg.

Assists: Stephen Brown, 4.8 apg.

Key wins: vs. Lehigh (conference title game), vs. Vanderbilt, vs Boston (twice)

Of note: This is the Bison’s seventh NCAA Tournament appearance overall and first since 2013.

6. Maryland

Conference: Big 10

Record: 24-8, 12-6 conference

How they got there: At-large

Last 10: 4-6

Statistical leaders:

Points: Melo Trimble, 17.0; Anthony Cowan, 10.5; Justin Jackson, 10.4.

Rebounds: Jackson, 6.1.

Assists: Trimble and Cowan, 3.7 each.

Key wins: Beat Kansas State and Vanderbilt on neutral courts in the preseason.

Of note: The Terrapins failed to be a ranked team all season. Won the national championship in 2002 after also making the Final Four in 2001.

11. Xavier

Conference: Big East

Record: 21-13, 9-9 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 3-7

Statistical leaders:

Points: Trevon Bluiett, 18.1 ppg.

Rebounds: RaShid Gaston, 6.4 rpg.

Assists: Edmond Sumner, 5.0 apg.

Key wins: vs. Butler

Of note: The Musketeers beat the Runnin’ Utes 77-69 on Dec. 10.

3. Florida State

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record: 25-8, 12-6 conference

How they got there: At-large bid

Last 10: 6-4

Statistical leaders:

Points: Dwayne Bacon, 16.9: Jonathan Isaac, 11.9

Rebounds: Jonathan Isaac, 7.6; Terance Mann, 4.7

Assists: Xavier Rathan-Mayes, 4.8

Key wins: Florida, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech (twice), Notre Dame, Duke, Louisville, Virginia Tech (twice)

Of note: The Seminoles finished in a tie for third with Notre Dame and Louisville in the brutal ACC. ...They have a very deep roster with 11 players averaging at least 10 minutes a game. ...This is their 15th tournament berth, but their first appearance since 2012.

14. Florida Gulf Coast University

Conference: Atlantic Sun

Record: 26-7, 12-2

How they got here: Won conference tournament

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Brandon Goodwin, 18.2

Rebounds: Demetris Morant, 8.0

Assists: Goodwin, 4.0

Key wins: UT-Arlington

Of note: The Eagles are four years removed from their Cinderella run that ended in the Sweet 16 of 2013.

7. Saint Mary’s

Conference: West Coast

Record: 28-4, 16-2 conference

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: Jock Landale, 16.8

Rebounds: Jock Landale, 9.3

Assists: Emmett Naar, 5.8

Key wins: at Dayton, vs Nevada

Of note: This will be the Gaels’ ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the first since 2013. Seven members on the roster are from Australia. They're one of the most experienced teams in the nation as everybody who played at least 10 minutes a game last season returned this season.

10. VCU

Conference: Atlantic 10

Record: 26-7, 14-4

How they got here: At-large bid

Last 10: 8-2

Statistical leaders:

Points: JeQuan Lewis, 14.6

Rebounds: Justin Tillman, 8.3

Assists: Lewis, 4.6

Key wins: Middle Tennessee, Dayton

Of note: In 2011, the Rams made it all the way from the play-in game to the Final Four.

2. Arizona

Conference: Pac-12

Record: 30-4, 16-2 Pac-12

How they got here: Automatic bid

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Allonzo Trier, 16.9 ppg.

Rebounds: Lauri Markkanen, 7.3 rpg.

Assists: Parker Jackson-Cartwright, 4.3 apg.

Key wins: Oregon, UCLA (twice)

Of note: Leading scorer Allonzo Trier was suspended for the first 19 games of the season after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

15. North Dakota

Conference: Big Sky

Record: 22-9, 14-4 conference

How they got there: Defeated Weber State 93-89 in overtime in the Big Sky championship game.

Last 10: 9-1

Statistical leaders:

Points: Quinton Hooker, 19.0, Geno Crandall, 15.6

Rebounds: Drick Bernstine, 7.1

Assists: Crandall, 4.3

Key wins: Weber State (three times), CSU Bakersfield

Of note: The Fighting Hawks were originally called the Fighting Sioux. This is the first-ever appearance in the Division I NCAA tournament.