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.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

2 days 2 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas