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Louisville receives top overall seed in this year’s NCAA tournament

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Wayne Blackshear celebrates Louisville's Big East tournament title (Getty Images)

The road to the Final Four won't take Louisville far from home.

The Cardinals' reward for closing the season with 10 straight victories and winning the Big East tournament was the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament and a spot in the geographically friendly Indianapolis Regional. Louisville's campus is about two-hour drive from Indianapolis.

Kansas (South), Indiana (East) and Gonzaga (West) received the other three No. 1 seeds.

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Here's a look at the seeding for all four regions:

MIDWEST
1. Louisville
2. Duke
3. Michigan State
4. Saint Louis
5. Oklahoma State
6. Memphis
7. Creighton
8. Colorado State
9. Missouri
10. Cincinnati
11. Middle Tennessee State/Saint Mary's*
12. Oregon
13. New Mexico State
14. Valparaiso
15. Albany
16. North Carolina A&T/Liberty*

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SOUTH
1. Kansas
2. Georgetown
3. Florida
4. Michigan
5. VCU
6. UCLA
7. San Diego State
8. North Carolina
9. Villanova
10. Oklahoma
11. Minnesota
12. Akron
13. South Dakota State
14. Northwestern State
15. Florida Gulf Coast
16. Western Kentucky

EAST
1. Indiana
2. Miami
3. Marquette
4. Syracuse
5. UNLV
6. Butler
7. Illinois
8. North Carolina State
9. Temple
10. Colorado
11. Bucknell
12. California
13. Montana
14. Davidson
15. Pacific
16. LIU Brooklyn/James Madison*

WEST
1. Gonzaga
2. Ohio State
3. New Mexico
4. Kansas State
5. Wisconsin
6. Arizona
7. Notre Dame
8. Pittsburgh
9. Wichita State
10. Iowa State
11. Belmont
12. Mississippi
13. Boise State/La Salle*
14. Harvard
15. Iona
16. Southern
* denotes play-in game.

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