Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga, Indiana Get Number-One Seeds

Louisville, Kansas, Gonzaga and Indiana are the number-one seeds for the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals grabbed the top overall seed and will be playing in the Midwest Region after beating Syracuse by 17 points in the Big East Tournament Championship Game on Saturday. Louisville has won nine straight and sits at 29-and-5 on the season. Kansas earned the top-seed in the South Region after claiming the Big 12 regular season and Tournament titles. Gonzaga is the top-seed in the West Region following a 31-and-2 season. The Bulldogs are riding a 14-game winning streak after cruising through the West Coast Conference Tournament. Indiana captured the number-one seed in the East Region despite losing in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers won the regular season conference title, going 27-and-6 on the year. The first round of the NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday.

The Missouri Tigers are heading to the big dance. Mizzou is a nine seed for the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region and will play Colorado State this Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky. The Tigers lost to Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal on Friday, falling to 23-and-10 this year. The Rams were 25-and-8 this year out of the Mountain West.

Saint Louis is also heading to the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as a four seed. The Billikens will play New Mexico State on Thursday in San Jose, California. The Billikens captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament title yesterday in Brooklyn with a 62-56 win over VCU. The Aggies were 24-and-10 this season out of the WAC.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.