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Published:   |   Updated: March 24, 2013 at 03:20 AM

PROJECTED REGIONAL SEEDS

Staff writer Joey Johnston takes a look at the landscape for this season's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament:

EAST (Boston)

1. Connecticut (26-2)

2. Missouri (24-4)

3. Wake Forest (21-5)

4. Xavier (23-5)

SOUTH (Memphis, Tenn.)

1. North Carolina (24-3)

2. Villanova (23-5)

3. Kansas (23-5)

4. Marquette (23-5)

MIDWEST (Indianapolis)

1. Pittsburgh (25-3)

2. Michigan State (22-5)

3. Louisville (22-5)

4. Clemson (22-5)

WEST (Glendale, Ariz.)

1. Memphis (25-3)

2. Oklahoma (25-3)

3. Duke (23-5)

4. Arizona State (21-6)

THEY SAID IT

WHO'S HOT

The Memphis Tigers (25-3, 13-0 Conference USA), who have won 19 straight games (and 55 in a row in C-USA since March 2, 2006).

WHO'S NOT

The Oklahoma Sooners (25-3), once secure for a No. 1 seed, who are on a two-game losing streak after star player Blake Griffin suffered a concussion.

BY THE NUMBERS

Georgetown's record this season in Big East home games (the Hoyas were 28-5 in Big East home games during the first four seasons of Coach John Thompson III).

Number of Big 12 victories for Missouri (24-4, 11-2), the most conference wins for the Tigers since 1998-99.

Number of consecutive SEC wins by LSU (24-4, 12-1), which has moved into a fifth-place tie for the league's most consecutive wins in conference games.

Connecticut's record away from home this season.

Number of blocked shots by South Carolina, which set a school record, in Wednesday night's 77-59 win against Kentucky.

The all-time record for consecutive conference victories (Kentucky, SEC, 1945-50). Memphis has 55 straight wins in C-USA.

PROJECTED REGIONAL SEEDS

THEY SAID IT

WHO'S HOT

WHO'S NOT

BY THE NUMBERS

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