Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/17/13
For the second time in five years, the Louisville Cardinal Basketball program has been given the number one overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Rick Pitino’s team will be the number one seed in the Midwest region. They’ll take on the winner of Liberty and North Carolina State who are both 16 seeds and will play in one of the play-in games. Louisville claming the number one overall seed definitely has its benefits. The Cards will play in Lexington and Indianapolis in the first two weekends, which should give them home court advantage until the Final Four. That said, after seeing the first two regions, the Midwest region looks to toughest of the four. 1) Louisville 16) Liberty/North Carolina A&T 8) Colorado State 9) Missouri 5) Oklahoma State 12) Oregon 4) Saint Louis 13) New Mexico State 6) Memphis 11) Middle Tennessee/Saint Mary’s 3) Michigan State 14) Valparaiso 7) Creighton 10) Cincinnati 2) Duke 15) Albany There are a lot of Final Four contenders in the Midwest region. Duke isn’t
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