NCAA Bracket Set

Florida, Arizona, Wichita State and Virginia are the number-one seeds in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Gators are the number-one overall seed in the tourney, which begins Tuesday. Florida is in the South Region and will open up against the winner of the play-in game between Albany and Mount St. Mary's. Kansas is the two-seed in the South, while Syracuse earned the three-seed. Arizona is the top-seed in the West Region and opens up against Weber State. The West also consists of second-seeded Wisconsin, number-three Creighton and fourth-seeded San Diego State. Wichita State earned the top-seed in the Midwest Region. The Shockers will play either Cal Poly or Texas Southern. Wichita State is the first team to enter the "Big Dance" undefeated since 1991. The Midwest is loaded, with second-seeded Michigan, number-three Duke and fourth-seeded Louisville. Virginia captured the top-seed in the East Region after beating Duke in the ACC Tournament final earlier in the day Sunday. The Cavaliers, who earned their first conference tournament crown since 1976, will clash with Coastal Carolina in the opening round. Villanova earned the two-seed in the East, followed by Iowa State and Michigan State. SMU, Florida State, Green Bay and Georgetown were among those that just missed an at-large berth. The tournament starts with the "First Four" on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rest of the action gets started Thursday.

The Saint Louis University Billikens claimed a No. 5 seed in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and will face either North Carolina State or Xavier Thursday, March 20, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Tip time and television information will be announced soon.It is the first time in school history SLU has made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. This marks the program’s ninth overall appearance in the NCAA tourney.NC State and Xavier, No. 12 seeds, meet Tuesday, March 18, in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio.The winner of Thursday’s game will face the winner of No. 4 Louisville/No. 13 Manhattan on Saturday, March 22. The winner of that game will advance to the Midwest Regional in Indianapolis March 28 and 30. The Final Four is scheduled for April 5 and 7 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.Saint Louis enters NCAA Tournament play with a 26-6 overall record. The Billikens captured the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season title for a second consecutive season while posting a 13-3 conference mark.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Baseball Player Spencer Juergens from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Spencer is the Ace of the pitching staff with a 4-0 record. He has given up just one run this season and currently sports an earned run average of .33. Spencer has allowed 11 hits in 21 innings but no extra base hits. He has struck out 16 while walking two for a strike out to walk ratio of 8.1.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Recently released statistics show that immigration to the United States has accounted for 82% of the population growth over the past 8 years.

This may be an alarming fact to a number of people, especially conservatives who do not trust President Obama on this issue. The fact is, however, that this trend has been going on for decades.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Wild established the upper hand in a back-and-forth series with a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Scottrade Center. After the Blues took an early lead, the Wild reeled off four goals. Marco Scandella tied it in the first, and then Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu lit the lamp in the second to put Minnesota up for good. Charlie Coyle iced the cake in the final period, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves as the Wild lead the series, 3-2.