NCAA Tournament Bracket Released: Washington A No. 7 Seed, Gonzaga A No. 11

The Washington Huskies received a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face Georgia in the first round. Gonzaga is a No. 11 seed and drew St. John's.

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2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament: Bracket, Schedule, TV Information And Announcers

The opening round of the NCAA Tournament kicks off on Tuesday ahead of Thursday and Friday’s college basketball bonanza. The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Washington Huskies both play on CBS in the late games, set to tip-off around 7 p.m. here on the West Coast. Ahead of those games, however, there’s an incredible amount of college basketball to satisfy all your NCAA Tournament needs.

Check out the bracket, schedule and announcers below and get to work planning a college basketball holiday.

Bracket: On Sunday, during the traditional Selection Sunday show, the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed for the world to see. A full printable bracket is also available for all your prediction needs. Check it out and get to work filling it out.

Schedule: The opening round games take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio on TruTV. After that, it’s wall-to-wall college basketball on Thursday and Friday. The full schedule can be found here.

TV Information: March Madness is going multi-platform this year as TruTV, TNT and TBS join CBS with the broadcasting duties. All four networks will handle the opening round games, ensuring every single game will be broadcast. In addition to the network television, CBS’ March Madness on Demand should also be up and running. The full schedule can be found at the same link as above.

Announcers: The announcers play a huge role in March Madness, adding to the environment of the games. What’s better than seeing a star player hit a big shot while Gus Johnson screams “COLD BLOODED” in the background. For Washington fans, nothing is better. Need to know which games Gus is calling? Where will CBS send its “A” team? Here’s a few of the important locations.

Gus Johnson and Len Elmore are in Dayton for the opening round games and will call the Wednesday games. After that, they’ll head to Cleveland for the Friday/Sunday games. Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery are in Denver and will call the Gonzaga game. Washington gets the Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg, CBS’ “best.”

To check out the entire NCAA Tournament field, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Huskies and Zags, visit SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits. For previews of each team’s first round games, check out our Gonzaga preview and UW preview.

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2011 NCAA Printable Bracket Available From SB Nation

With just one day to go until the NCAA Tournament gets underway, it’s time to get those printable brackets and go to work. Remember, the tournament starts early this year with the four opening round matchups on Tuesday — two between No. 16 seeds and two between No. 12 seeds. With that in mind, make those NCAA Tournament predictions early and often on the road to the perfect bracket.

SB Nation has a full 2011 NCAA printable bracket up with names of every team blog involved in the NCAA Tournament this year. In addition to making predictions, you can take a spin by the team blogs involved in March Madness in an effort to get a better idea of what some of these teams are about.

Check out the bracket and begin making your predictions ahead of the opening round games on Tuesday.

To check out the entire NCAA Tournament field, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Huskies and Zags, visit SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits. For previews of each team’s first round games, check out our Gonzaga preview and UW preview.

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2011 NCAA Bracket And Schedule: TV Information And Times For Washington, Gonzaga First Round Games

The Washington Huskies found out which day they’d be playing to open the NCAA Tournament during the Selection Sunday show, but hours later the time the Huskies will play was released. Washington opens the NCAA Tournament against the Georgia Bulldogs in the East region on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina. With NCAA Tournament games being broadcast across a variety of platforms this year, it’s no longer just CBS carrying the games, as well. The schedule for Gonzaga’s first round matchup, against St. John’s on Thursday, was also released.

The news on Washington and Gonzaga’s schedule came from Tim Booth, an AP writer in Seattle.

#Washington will be the late game Friday night in Charlotte. Game on CBS. #Gonzaga late game Thurs. in Denver. Game on CBS as well.

It’s going to be a late night for both teams, and the fans, as well. With matchups running all day, and typically running late, who knows when the actual tip-off time will be, though we’ll have clarity as the week rolls on.

Keep an eye out for the updated schedule as it becomes available. To check out the entire NCAA Tournament field, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Huskies and Zags, visit SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits.

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2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Predictions: Washington A Dark Horse In East Region

The Washington Huskies may not have impressed as the regular season wore on, but come tournament time it’s a whole different ballgame. Washington faltered during the Pac-10 slate before hitting the afterburners in the Pac-10 Tournament and running off three consecutive wins to bring home the championship in dramatic fashion. While the drawWashington received in the NCAA Tournament is tough, the Huskies may be primed for another sneaky run through the bracket.

The East region is filled with teams peaking at the right moment, and Washington is no exception. If the Huskies can get past Georgia in the first round, a date with North Carolina awaits in what is, essentially, a home game for the Tar Heels. SB Nation’s Chris Dobbertean says don’t count the Huskies out, though.

Come to think of it, No. 2 seed North Carolina and third-seeded Syracuse have also found themselves late in the season, rebounding from earlier struggles to earn protected seeds. With expected wins Friday, the teams will face stern tests in the Third Round on Sunday. The Tar Heels could face a seventh-seeded Washington team that made a Sweet Sixteen run last season, and is primed to do the same this time around.

Could Washington make another Sweet Sixteen run like the 2010 NCAA Tournament? Isaiah Thomas has been a game-changer late in the season and is the key for Washington if it has any aspirations of breaking through the Sweet Sixteen barrier. Washington may just be a dark-horse in the region, but shouldn’t be counted out.

To check out the NCAA Tournament bids, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Huskies, visit SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound.

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2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket: East Region Primer For Washington Fans

The Washington Huskies heard their name announced early during the Selection Sunday and were placed in the East region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket. Washington earned the No. 7 seed in the tournament and will head to Charlotte, North Carolina for the first round. A date with the Georgia Bulldogs awaits as the Huskies begin the race to the Final Four on Friday.

With the release of the NCAA bracket comes the early predictions as fans around the country begin to fill out their own brackets in an effort to pick winners in every game — from the play-ins to the NCAA Championship. It’s a daunting task. Luckily, Washington fans and at-home bracket experts can get a better idea of how the East region will shake out over at SB Nation’s East region primer. You can find the Washington Huskies capsule, done by SB Nation Seattle’s Nate Parham, here. Get to know the enemy by checking out the Georgia capsule, as well.

All 16 East region team previews, including North Carolina, the likely second round opponent of the Huskies or Bulldogs, can be found here. Check them out, browse through the previews and begin filling out your brackets in anticipation of March Madness, the most wonderful time of the year.

To check out the NCAA Tournament bids, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Huskies, visit SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound.

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2011 NCAA Bracket: Sourtheast Region Primer For Gonzaga Fans

Gonzaga finds itself in the Southeast region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket, set to take the floor against St. John’s in the first round. With 16 teams in the region, and two teams vying for the right to face Pittsburgh in a play-in game, there’s a lot of information to digest for Gonzaga fans and others. Trying to make your initial NCAA Tournament bracket projections? You’re in luck. SB Nations’ bloggers have taken the time to preview each and every team in the region.

Hop on over to SB Nation and check out all the previews in handy StoryStream format. The Zags preview, done by us at SB Nation Seattle, can be found here. And what about that pesky St. John’s team the Zags will face in the first round? That primer can be found here.

The capsules include background information on the teams, quality wins, bad losses and players to keep an eye on as March Madness begins. It’s a great way to get acquainted with the field in a neat and tidy way.

To check out the NCAA Tournament bids, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation’s 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Zags, visit SB Nation’s The Slipper Still Fits.

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2011 March Madness: Washington State Basketball Laments Losses, Misses NCAA Tournament

The Washington State Cougars faltered down the stretch, missing out on the NCAA Tournament with late-season losses even with a soft bubble this year. When the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed, it brought disappointment to the Washington State faithful, who realized just how close their team was to the NCAA Tournament. USC, VCU and others slid in under the wire with resumes comparable to that of the Cougars, making Selection Sunday all the more painful.

CougCenter's Jeff Nusser took a look at the NCAA Tournament bracket, lamenting what might have been.

When USC is in ... when Alabama-Birmingham is in ... when Virginia Commonwealth is in ... it's really, really, REALLY hard not to dwell on what could have been for WSU. We'll never know for sure how many more wins it would have taken to get into the field, but one can now surmise it wouldn't have been very many.

Wins over Stanford and/or ASU? One more win over UW? Beating UCLA at home?

So many what-ifs. I'll say this, though: Who knows if all four of those things would have even done the trick. Colorado wasn't even really considered on the bubble by most people, and they're now in the same spot as WSU -- headed for the NIT.

Instead, Washington State awaits its fate during the NIT Selection Show, set to take place at 6 p.m. The Cougars will likely join the best of the rest in the NIT field, gaining some postseason experience in the process. Unfortunately, a win here or a win there could've lifted the Cougars into the Big Dance instead of lamenting the missed opportunities.

For more on the Sunday's NIT selection show, check out our NIT bracket StoryStream. To check out the NCAA Tournament bids, visit our Selection Sunday StoryStream or check out SB Nation's 2011 NCAA Tournament printable bracket. For more on the Cougars, visit SB Nation's CougCenter.

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2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket: Printable Bracket Live On SB Nation

Looking for a printable bracket to make your own NCAA Tournament picks? SB Nation has you covered with its own printable NCAA Tournament bracket. The bracket comes with several features unique to SB Nation, including the names of, and links to, all SB Nation blogs for the teams involved in the tournament. Not only can you print the bracket and make your picks, but you can also check out the rest of SB Nation’s 300 team blogs while you're at it.

The Washington Huskies and Gonzaga Bulldogs are each in the NCAA Tournament field after finding out their fate on Selection Sunday. Washington took home a No. 7 seed and will face Georgia in the first round of the East regional. Gonzaga, on the other hand, earned a No. 11 seed and will face Steve Lavin’s St. John’s team in the first round of the Southeast regional. Gonzaga won’t have to travel far, though, with the first round games taking place in Denver.

With the opening round matchups set for Tuesday this year — including four play-in games — get your picks in early. Can the Huskies break through to the Elite Eight this year? Will Gonzaga make another magical run? Print out SB Nation’s bracket and get to work.

For more on the NCAA Tournament, check out the rest of our Selection Sunday StoryStream. To break down the bracket with Gonzaga and Washington fans, be sure to stop by SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits and UW Dawg Pound.

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NCAA Tournament 2011 Bracket: Southeast Region Home To Gonzaga, St. Johns

The Gonzaga Bulldogs had to wait until the final region in the NCAA Tournament was announced to learn their fate. Gonzaga earned the No. 11 seed in the Southeast region, headed up by No. 1 seed Pittsburgh. Gonzaga will face No. 6 St. John’s to open the tournament in Denver.

Under first-year head coach Steve Lavin, St. John’s has seen a resurgence, holding its own in the incredibly tough Big East this season. St. John’s was one of a whopping 11 teams from the Big East to make it into the NCAA Tournament, a testament to the depth of talent in the league. Lavin’s rebuilding project has been quicker than expected as St. John’s shot to national prominence early in the Big East schedule

The winner of the Gonzaga-St. John’s matchup will likely face Jimmer Fredette and BYU in the second round. The Cougars face Indiana State to open the tournament in what looks to be an easy win on paper.

Check out the full Southeast region bracket below.

1 Pittsburgh vs. 16 UNC-Asheville/Arkansas-Little Rock
8 Butler vs. 9 Old Dominion
5 Kansas State vs. 12 Utah State
4 Wisconsin vs. 13 Belmont
6 St. John’s vs. 11 Gonzaga
3 BYU vs. 14 Indiana State
7 UCLA vs. 10 Michigan State
2 Florida vs. 15 UC Santa Barbara

The road to the Final Four begins on Thursday for the Bulldogs as they take on St. John’s in the first round. For the latest, check out our Selection Sunday StoryStream. For more on the Zags, stop by SB Nation’s The Slipper Still Fits.

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2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket: East Region A Tough Draw For Washington

The Washington Huskies are officially in the NCAA Tournament with a No. 7 seed in the East region. In the first round, the Huskies draw the Georgia Bulldogs in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s the first time these two programs have met on the basketball court, making for an intriguing first round matchup in the NCAA Tournament.

If the Huskies can get by Georgia, the road gets even more tough in the second round. Washington will not only face a No. 2 seed, they’ll have the added task of facing North Carolina on what amounts to its home court. The odds are stacked against the Huskies, but as we’ve seen so far this March, Washington tends to rise to the occasion.

Here’s a look at the East region of the NCAA Tournament bracket to give you an idea of what the Huskies are up against.

1 Ohio State vs. 16 UTSA or 16 Alabama State
8 George Mason vs. 9 Villanova
5 West Virginia vs. 12 UAB or Clemson
4 Kentucky vs. 13 Princeton
6 Xavier vs. 11 Marquette
3 Syracuse vs. 14 Indiana State
7 Washington vs. 10 Georgia
2 North Carolina vs. 15 Long Island

The road to the Final Four begins on Friday for the Huskies as they take on Georgia in the first round. For the latest, check out our Selection Sunday StoryStream. For more on the Huskies, stop by SB Nation’s UW Dawg Pound. To get to know the enemy, check out SB Nation Atlanta and Dawg Sports.

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Selection Sunday 2011: NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket, Seeding For Gonzaga Bulldogs

The NCAA Tournament officially welcomed the Gonzaga Bulldogs to the mix as the bracket was revealed during the Selection Sunday show. Gonzaga punched its ticket to March Madness by bringing home the WCC Tournament title over St. Mary's, knocking the Gaels onto the bubble and our of the Tournament. On Sunday, Gonzaga was placed in the region as a No. 11 seed, paired with St. John's.

Here's a look at the seeding and what the Huskies will face in the NCAA Tournament.

Location: The Zags will travel to Denver for the first round.

Region: Gonzaga joins the Southeast region in the NCAA Tournament. Pittsburgh is the No. 1 seed in the Southeast region.

Seed: The Bulldogs secured the No. 11 seed in the tournament. It was a down year for Gonzaga overall, resulting in a bottom-half seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Schedule: The first round matchup will be played on Thursday, with the second round set for Saturday.

Potential second round matchup: The winner of the Gonzaga-St. John's game will face either BYU or Wofford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

For more on the NCAA Tournament, check out the rest of our Selection Sunday StoryStream. To celebrate with Gonzaga fans, be sure to stop by SB Nation's The Slipper Still Fits.

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Selection Sunday 2011: NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket, Seeding For Washington Huskies

The Washington Huskies will head to for the first round of the NCAA Tournament, as announced during the Selection Sunday show on CBS. The Huskies join the East region. Washington earned a No. 7 seed after an impressive run through the Pac-10 Tournament, capped by Isaiah Thomas' buzzer beater to lift Washington to a 77-75 win over UCLA in the championship game. Washington will face No. 10 seed Georgia in the first round.

Here's a look at the seeding and what the Huskies will face in the NCAA Tournament.

Location: The Huskies will play their first round matchup in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Region: Washington is part of the East region. Ohio State is the No. 1 seed in the region.

Seed: The Huskies secured the No. 7 seed and will face the No. 10 seed in the first round. Moving up the chain, the No. 2 seed looms large in the second round.

Schedule: The first round matchup will be played on Friday, with the second round set for Sunday.

Potential second round matchup: The winner of the Washington-Georgia game will likely face North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

For more on the NCAA Tournament, check out the rest of our Selection Sunday StoryStream. To celebrate with Washington fans, be sure to stop by SB Nation's UW Dawg Pound.

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Selection Sunday 2011: NCAA Brackets Set To Be Revealed On CBS

It’s just about time for the Selection Sunday festivities to get underway on CBS. Beginning at 3 p.m., the NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed, piece-by-piece during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show. Which bubble teams are in? Where will Washington and Gonzaga be seeded? Who will be this season’s NCAA Tournament snubs? We’ll find out soon on CBS.

The Washington Huskies are safely in the tournament, projected as a No. 7 seed after winning the Pac-10 Tournament on Saturday. Washington won three games in three days to make its way of the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament field, improving its seeding along the way. The Huskies are gathered together at the Don James Center on the University of Washington campus to watch the drama unfold with the rest of the world.

Gonzaga is also safely in the field after winning the WCC Tournament on Monday, ensuring a 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid. The Bulldogs shared the WCC regular season title with St. Mary’s before knocking the Gaels onto the bubble with a win in the WCC championship. Gonzaga is projected as a No. 10 seed in the tournament in what’s been a down year.

Selection Sunday kicks off at 3 p.m. on CBS as the NCAA Tournament bracket is revealed to the world. Check back with our Selection Sunday StoryStream for the latest leading up to, and throughout, the show.

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Selection Sunday 2011: Bubble Teams Await NCAA Tournament Bracket

The NCAA Tournament bubble is as soft as ever this year, a product of the relatively weak resumes of the final teams fighting for at-large bids. It's created a nerve-racking Selection Sunday for many teams as those on the bubble wait for the 2011 NCAA Tournament brackets to be revealed on the NCAA Selection Sunday show at 3 p.m.

USC, St. Mary's and others have been a point of disagreement ahead of Selection Sunday, with bracketologists arguing over who belongs in and who should be out. Check out our roundup of where some of the bubble teams lie as we could down the time to the NCAA Tournament Selection Show.

USC: The Trojans are firmly on the bubble after winning their quarterfinal game in the Pac-10 Tournament before falling in the semifinals. USC finished fourth in the Pac-10, behind NCAA Tournament locks Washington, UCLA and Arizona with a record of 19-14,  including a 10-8 conference record. Joe Lunardi has the Trojans in, Jerry Palm has them out and SB Nation has USC in as a play-in team.

St. Mary's: Gonzaga prevented St. Mary's from taking the WCC automatic bid with a 75-63 win in the WCC Tournament championship. The loss knocked the Gaels onto the bubble, making for a nervous Selection Sunday for St. Mary's fans. Joe Lunardi has the Gaels in as a play-in team, SB Nation also has St. Mary's in as a play-in team and Jerry Palm agrees with both. It's not idea for the Gaels, but at least many of the bracketologists agree.

Harvard: In the Ivy League one-game playoff, Harvard captured the hearts of America while sliding onto the bubble, as well. The Crimson came just inches from taking the Ivy's automatic bid, falling to Princeton on a last-second shot. With that shot, any chance of an NCAA Tournament bid appears to have gone out the window as Harvard is listed among the bubble teams, but is not in any of the bracket projections out there. Close, but not quite for the Crimson, who appear to be headed for the NIT.

Selection Sunday kicks off at 3 p.m. on CBS as the NCAA Tournament bracket is revealed to the world. Check back with our Selection Sunday StoryStream for the latest leading up to, and throughout, the show.

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Selection Sunday 2011: Time, TV Schedule, Bracketology And More

It's a happy Selection Sunday for the Washington Huskies, Gonzaga Bulldogs and their fans as the teams await their seeding for the NCAA Tournament. The Washington Huskies secured their spot in the NCAA Tournament with a second consecutive Pac-10 Tournament championship, thanks to Isaiah Thomas' buzzer-beater to lift the Huskies over the Arizona Wildcats. Gonzaga booked its ticket to the Big Dance by winning the WCC Tournament last Monday, taking down St. Mary's in the process.

There's no guesswork or waiting on the bubble for either team on Selection Sunday, with seeding the only mystery left. The Huskies and Bulldogs will found out where they're headed with the rest of the world as the 2011 NCAA Tournament brackets are revealed live on CBS.

Here's everything you need to know about Selection Sunday and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show.

TV Information: As always, CBS will handle the broadcasting duties exclusively. CBS will have the only copy of the bracket after the NCAA Tournament selection committee makes its decisions, with other networks racing to fill in the blanks immediately after CBS begins the announcements. ESPN will be running its own selection show, piggybacking off the official Selection Sunday event.

Selection Sunday show time: The show begins at 3 p.m. with the usual buildup to the release of the brackets. The bracket will be revealed region-by-region throughout the broadcast with analysis from the CBS personalities. Seeds will be broken down, favorites will be made and early predictions will roll-in throughout the show.

Bracketology predictions: We know the Huskies and Bulldogs are in, but where will they end up. To get a better idea, check out our bracketology StoryStream. We'll be updating it throughout the day as more predictions come rolling in.

How the Huskies got here: Washington hit a bump in the road after entering the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-10. The Huskies finished the season at 23-10, including an 11-7 mark in Pac-10 play. Injuries hit the Huskies hard, but Lorenzo Romar's squad bounced back in the Pac-10 Tournament, winning three games in three days to take home the automatic NCAA Tournament bid.

How Gonzaga got here: It was a down year for the Zags, but they still managed to share the WCC regular season title with St. Mary's. After suffering through five losses during the non-conference schedule, including a blowout loss to rival Washington State, the Zags got on a roll during the WCC portion of the schedule. Gonzaga recovered from a midseason slump, as well, finishing strong and winning consecutive games in the WCC Tournament to receive the league's automatic bid.

Stay with our Selection Sunday StoryStream throughout the day, and the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, for the latest updates. For more on the Huskies and Zags, visit UW Dawg Pound and The Slipper Still Fits.

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