NCAA tournament bracket revealed: Alabama claims No. 1 overall seed

The NCAA men's tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday with Alabama announced as the No. 1 overall seed playing out of the South region.

The Crimson Tide secured the designation after winning SEC regular season and tournament titles capped by Sunday's 82-63 win over Texas A&M in the tournament championship game. They boast the nation's third-most Quadrant 1 wins with 12 and SEC Player of the Year Brandon Miller, considered by many to be the best player in the country.

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Alabama enters tournament play under a pall of controversy after police said Miller delivered a gun to the scene of a fatal shooting in January involving ex-teammate Darius Miles, who faces a capital murder charge. Miller faces no charges and has continued to play since the allegation.

Houston, Kansas, Purdue round out No. 1 seeds

Houston was announced as the second No. 1 seed ahead of a Kansas team that projected as a potential No. 1 overall seed before losing in the Big 12 tournament semifinals to Texas. The Jayhawks earned the third overall No. 1 seed, while Purdue claimed the final No. 1 seed in the East region as Big Ten champions.

Arizona, Texas, UCLA and Marquette claimed the No. 2 seeds.

South Region:

No. 1 Alabama vs. First Four winner (No. 16 Texas A&M CC vs. No. 16 SE Missouri State)

No. 8 Maryland vs. No. 9 West Virginia

No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 12 Charleston

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Furman

No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 11 NC State

No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara

No. 7 Missouri vs. No 10 Utah State

No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Princeton

Midwest Region:

No. 1 Houston vs. No. 16 Northern Kentucky

No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 Auburn

No. 5 Miami (FL) vs. No. 12 Drake

No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Kent State

No. 6 Iowa State vs. First Four winner (No. 11 Mississippi State vs. No. 11 Pitt)

No. 3 Xavier vs. No. 14 Kennesaw State

No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 10 Penn State

No. 2 Texas vs. No. 15 Colgate

West Region

No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 16 Howard

No. 8 Arkansas vs. No. 9 Illinois

No. 5 St. Mary's vs. No. 12 VCU

No. 4 UConn vs. No. 14 Iona

No. 6 TCU vs. First Four winner (No. 11 Arizona State vs. No. 11 Nevada)

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. No. 14 Grand Canyon

No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 Boise State

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 15 UNC Asheville

East Region

No. 1 Purdue vs. First Four winner (No. 16 Texas Southern vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson)

No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic

No. 5 Duke vs. No. 12 Oral Roberts

No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 13 Louisiana

No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence

No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 14 Montana State

No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 USC

No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 15 Vermont

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Conferences with multiple bids

The Big Ten and SEC led the way with eight entries each. The Big 12 fields seven teams, the ACC and Big East five each, the Pac-12 and Mountain West four each and the West Coast and American Conference two each.

Mississippi State was the last team in followed by Pitt, Arizona State and Nevada. Oklahoma State was the first team out followed by Rutgers, North Carolina and Clemson.