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NCAA Tournament Bracket Revealed: Maryland Draws a Four Seed, Houston in the First Round

I guessed five seed. Guess the committee likes Maryland more than I do, because the Terps received a 4 seed in the NCAA tournament. They'll match up with 13 seeded Houston, the C-USA champion. MD will play Friday, March 19th, in the Mid-West region, playing their first two games in Spokane, Washington. Should they advance to the Sweet 16, they'll play in St. Louis, MO.

If the Terps beat Houston, their second round matchup would be against the winner of Michigan State-New Mexico State. Past that, Maryland would have to play a #1 seed, the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas is the #1 1 seed, and is ranked first in both major polls.

Maryland's bracket just so happens to be absolutely loaded. Michigan State is a strong 5, Kansas is the best team in the country, and Ohio State and Georgetown could both make a lot of noise. This bracket will be interesting to watch, but very difficult to advance out of.

I'll have more on Houston tonight and tomorrow, including the traditional "first look" stuff.