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Choice Monday: UCLA earns no. 3 seed in Hemisfair Area


After ending the common season 16-5 because the ninth-ranked group in the latest AP and Coaches Polls, UCLA earned a no. 3 seed within the 2021 NCAA Event.

The Bruins are within the Hemisfair Area; there are not any regional alignments this yr for the reason that total competitors can be held in San Antonio, so each area is called after a metropolis landmark. Personally, I’d have most well-liked River Stroll for the visuals, however UCLA bought an honest draw right here.

The no. 1 seed within the Hemisfair is South Carolina, no. 2 is Maryland — who had a practical argument for being on the highest line, and no. 4 is West Virginia, a group that didn’t finish the season ranked within the prime 16.

UCLA will open the event towards Wyoming, the Mountain West champions. Wyoming was 14-9 this season and 8-8 in convention play.

That is the fifth straight NCAA look for the Bruins (not counting final yr, clearly), and the earlier 4 have all resulted in journeys to the Candy 16. Ought to chalk maintain on this area, the Bruins ought to as soon as once more advance to the second weekend of the Massive Dance towards the Terrapins.

The Pac-12 is represented by 5 groups on this yr’s draw, with Stanford because the no. 1 general seed. Oregon, Oregon State, and Arizona are additionally within the discipline.

Your complete NCAA event schedule is as follows:

  • Spherical of 64: March 21-22
  • Spherical of 32: March 23-24
  • Candy 16: March 27-28
  • Elite 8: March 29-30
  • Closing 4: April 2
  • Nationwide Championship: April 4