UNC Earns No. 1 Seed in NCAA Tournament South Region

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The Gamecocks will face Marquette, a No. 10 seed, in Greenville on Friday. SC wrapped up the season with a 2-8 record in the regular season and fell just short of making it to the big tournament and went on to play in the NIT.

Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champions Duke visited the Upstate when Greenville last hosted the NCAA Tournament in 2002.

The three Triangle teams to make the NCAA Tournament learned where they'll play on Selection Sunday.

UNC and Texas Southern will tipoff on Friday and the victor will advance to Sunday's second round in Greenville, South Carolina.

North Carolina (27-7, 14-4 ACC) rolled through the regular season and won the ACC regular-season title by two games.

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The Blue Devils will play Troy Friday in Greenville, South Carolina. Gonzaga is the No. 1 seed in that region.

Wake Forest (19-13, 9-9 ACC) earned the No. 11 seed in the South region and will open against Kansas State (20-13, 8-10 Big 12) in Dayton Wednesday.

North Carolina fans should start making arrangements for Memphis now and expect a long stay because the Tar Heels are going to the Elite Eight. In Brooklyn, however, Duke played the best basketball and beat UNC.

It's that time of the year again and now USC will await its fait on Selection Sunday to find out where they could be placed in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky, UCLA, Cincinnati and even Wichita State could pose a major challenge to North Carolina, but for now, the Tar Heels are a lock for a deep run.