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 Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.