Big East again lands most bids, followed by Big 12, Big Ten

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Once again, the Big East placed the most teams in the NCAA tournament field of 68. And it wasn’t even close.

Nine Big East teams got it (down two from last season). Syracuse led the way as a 1 seed, while Marquette and Georgetown were the next highest as 3s. South Florida was one of the last teams into the field. It was the lowest of the bunch as a 12.

Next most was the Big 12 and Big Ten at six teams each.

Here’s a complete list of teams in the field, by conference, as compiled by the AP:

America East (1) -Vermont
Atlantic Coast (5) – Duke, Florida State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia
Atlantic Sun (1) – Belmont
Atlantic 10 (4) – Saint Louis, Temple, St. Bonaventure, Xavier
Big East (9) – Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, South Florida, Syracuse, West Virginia
Big Sky (1) – Montana
Big South (1) – UNC Asheville
Big Ten (6) – Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Big 12 (6) – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Texas
Big West (1) – Long Beach State
Colonial Athletic Association (1) – VCU
Conference USA (2) – Memphis, Southern Miss
Horizon (1) – Detroit
Ivy (1) – Harvard
Metro Atlantic (2) – Iona, Loyola (Md.)
Mid-American (1) – Ohio
MEAC (1) – Norfolk State
Missouri Valley (2) – Creighton, Wichita State
Mountain West (4) – Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV
Northeast (1) – LIU
Ohio Valley (1) – Murray State
Pacific-12 (2) – California, Colorado
Patriot (1) – Lehigh
Southeastern (4) – Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt
Southern (1) – Davidson
Southland (1) – Lamar
SWAC (1) – MVSU
Summit (1) – South Dakota State
Sun Belt (1) – Western Kentucky
West Coast (3) – BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s (Cal)
Western Athletic (1) – New Mexico State

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