March Madness is here!
The field of 68 teams was announced on Selection Sunday for the 2013 NCAA men's basketball championship tournament with the first round play-in games set to begin Wednesday night, and now it's time for fans to become experts and fill out their brackets!
The tournament will conclude with the Final Four in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome next month. The semifinals will be played on April 6 and the national championship game is scheduled for April 8.
Louisville grabbed the No. 1 overall seed while Gonzaga, Kansas and Indiana also earned top seedings.
Last year's champion, the Kentucky Wildcats, failed to make the tournament after going 21-11, 12-6 in the SEC this season. John Calipari's team will play in the National Invitation Tournament as a No. 1 seed, opening up the first round at home against Robert Morris Tuesday night at 6 p.m.
Alabama, Virginia and Southern Miss will also be competing in the NIT with Kentucky as top seeds.
Anthony Grant's Crimson Tide team will host eighth-seeded Northeastern Tuesday night at Coleman Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.